Benefits of learning Japanese in Hong Kong:
The international markets are opened because of globalization, now world has been connected closely more than ever, being the third largest economy in the world after the United States and China, The Japanese economy is even greater than Germany and the United Kingdom, learning Japanese which is the ninth most spoken language (over 120 Million people speak it) in the world becoming more reasonable.
Not only in terms of economic, but also Japanese culture. This influence is very easy to be observed in the daily lives in Hong Kong. Learning Japanese helps learner to understand more about the local’s social etiquette, the way of life and thinking, most importantly communicating with Japanese people. There might be many misunderstandings and stereotypes encountering the cultural differences, but through learning their language and culture, these problems would be solved and understood by individuals.
We see many Hong Kong people and other country people taking Japanese lessons in Hong Kong, actually Japan is one of the most developed Asia country, learning Japanese is not only important for traveling reason and also important for business reason, there are many Japanese companies in Hong Kong, they are banks, like Nomura, or other electronic companies, learning the Japanese language is giving an advantage for employees who need to see their Japanese colleagues and bosses.
In one word, Japanese language, food, culture, movie and everything else highly influencing Hong Kong, learning the Japanese language is god for either interest reason or business reason.
Learning the Japanese language will stand you out from the crowed since it is not a commonly taught language in Europe compare with French, German or Spanish, with less competitors, taking Japanese class and be fluent in Japanese will boost your professional value especially in translations aspects, and other aspects such as business, social sciences, humanities, technology, science, journalism and tourism. Given the Asia economy is booming, learning Japanese is definitely a advantage (other than Learning Chinese) for people who are trying to work in Japan or in any Japanese company.
Mainly following the syllabus of the international JLPT standard, the teaching of Japanese would be hold in a communicative way, in order to allow learners understand both the language and the culture of Japan. Another alternative would be suiting the learner’s needs and levels, so to adjust the teaching and learning, interactive and learning Japanese in a fun way.
How to QUICKLY learn Japanese?
There are a few crucial key factors you need to know when you are taking Japanese classes in Hong Kong.
- Learn Kanji and Japanese pronunciation at the same time
- Learn Japanese grammar at the very beginning and practice with your private Japanese tutor
- Learn Japanese informal and formal language
- Learn the language and culture together with different situations
- Go out of the classroom and talk to Japanese speakers and listen how to speak the language.
- Learn basic survival phrases before learning any grammar when you first start
- Learn Romaji before learning Kana
- Write to your Japanese friends, writing is the key successful factor to learn this language
Japanese learners should get more in touch with the language on their own outside the class. More listening practices could be obtained through online videos and films. Learners can also merge oneself into an environment where one can receive connection to Japanese culture, for example attending Japanese-related events or simply having Japanese food. Self-motivation and revision are important for learning a language successfully.
Elementary level (equivalent to the level for JLPT N5), 100-150 hours
- One is able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji.
- One is able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations, and is able to pick up necessary information from short conversations spoken slowly.
Beginner Level (equivalent to the level for N4), 100-150 hours
- Learning Japanese alphabets – Hiragana & Katakana
- Learning basic Kanjis
- Daily greetings
- Please give me this.
- Would you like to watch a baseball match?
- Is there anyone here?
- How was the festival?
- Please separate the bill.
- I would like to go to Umeda.
- My family
- What is your hobby?
- What should we do during the summer holiday?
- Could you help me?
Intermediate Level (equivalent to the level for N3), 100-150 hours
- One is able to read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and kanji.
- One is able to listen and comprehend conversations encountered in daily life and generally follow their contents, provided that they are spoken slowly.
Advanced Level (equivalent to the level for N2 and N1), 200-250 hours
- Where should I throw the rubbish?
- Booking ticket
- I think I am sick.
- Please ask the travel agency.
- Tidying up my room
- Sorry for being late.
- Can I leave my luggage here?
- He seems to be nice.
- Although I have been practicing hard…
- We are supposed to be arriving there soon.
- She is probably engaged.
- Please give my best regards.
- I like to watch the stars
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