Q1. Can you give me an idea of your teaching process ?
A1. The teaching process varies depending on the students level and goals. Some fluent students will practice listening, writing essay and speaking as well as weekly vocab test.
Example 1 (Beginner )
- Study Japanese characters. (2 rows per week)
- Vocab test (5 – 10 words per week)
- a few grammar point each lesson.
Example 2 (Intermediate)
- A short essay writing
- N4 /N3 level listening test
- Speaking practice (topic is different each week)
Example 3 (Advanced)
- N1 or N2 level 文法&Listening
- Speaking practice (discussion topic is different each week)
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Q2. Will I will need to purchase materials?
If you take my lessons weekly, you do not need to buy materials. I will provide you a photo copy or send you the materials via email. If you are a beginner and would like to have a text book, Genki text book will be good to start with. You can purchase at Auckland Uni book store or online.
Q3. What is the timeline you believe it will take to become fluent?
A2. I am not sure timeline because it all depending on individuals. Many factors involves such as how much you put your effort into your learning and how often take lessons as well as constantly output your learning.
Hmm if you think about JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) exam, N1 is the fluent level. If you start with absolute beginner and study 1 year for N5 level and pass and move on to the next level, it will takes 5 years to be in N1 level which is fluent level. Probably, it takes 3-5 years. (around 2,000 hours of study)