Japanese Language and Study Support Group (Alternate) XII

  • April 20, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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We'll be at/close to the long tables behind the sales counter. For those who are joining us for the very first time, look out for a meetup label on one of the tables.

I should also add: Japanese nationals who want to practice English and/or Mandarin are of course also welcome :D もちろん、英語と中国語を練習したいと言う日本人の方々も大歓迎!

FAQ:

1) I don't speak any Japanese at all. Can I join?

From past observations and feedback from those in similar situation, most would go away with either boredom or resentment because they were not able to participate in a meaningful way. It really depends on your expectation. If you just want to be able to listen in and get an 'immersion' experience (some people could decide whether they want to go on learning Japanese that way), and are able to just keep an open mind, you might save yourself from some of those negative feelings. Otherwise, the group is open and so is the venue.

That said, however, this is a group where people of various proficiency levels get together to practice speaking Japanese in the real world where we would otherwise not have much opportunities in daily life. Though questions are definitely encouraged, we are not giving free lessons per se. So with the right expectation in mind, I hope you will enjoy your time with us.

2) Is this a free lesson?

This is free, but not a lesson. You are, however, kindly requested to purchase some food or drink from the shop as we are using their space.

3) I have never attended before. What do I need to do?

Just turn up at the venue at the stated time. Bring an open heart and leave your shyness of speaking broken Japanese at home. You may want to consider bringing Japanese learning materials to share.

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  • Romm

    Good to hear some feedbacks. I am there at the venue but since I am a first timer, I don't know the members yet and cannot find the label for meet up on any table. I was too shy to approach the people sitting there and ask if they are the group since almost everyone is busy conversing with each other.
    Hope I can come earlier next time and be part of the group.
    Waiting for the next meetup. :D

    1 · April 20, 2013

    • Gio Allen M.

      same goes for me too~ wish to meet you at the next meetup :)

      April 20, 2013

  • Gio Allen M.

    I cant believe I have finally spoke japanese to real japanese people~ looking for the next meet up :D

    April 20, 2013

  • Anthony Teo Wei P.

    Very nice meet up! Got to know quite a few like-minded individuals and of course got to practice speaking Japanese. Will definitely attend the next one.

    April 20, 2013

  • Ashwin D.

    Was great to meet people today. Could not speak to everyone, hope to meet more people next time around. Cheers

    April 20, 2013

  • Shaun

    Aiks... On call today ...

    April 20, 2013

  • Nasser

    Sorry guys, can't make it tdy. Had to go on an overseas trip. I hope to attend the next one. Gomenesai ne.

    April 20, 2013

  • Edvocate P.

    Matters to attend to.

    April 20, 2013

  • CesCa

    Stuck In the Office~>_<~ 残業してる!

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ね。そうよね。。waiting list 入っちゃった。。まーいっちゃえ

    April 20, 2013

  • Kai-Sheng H.

    あれ?いつものと違う Waiting List になっちゃいましたっけ?まだ参加させていただけませんか?

    April 19, 2013

  • Selene

    Thanks Wenyan!
    I'll keep a lookout for future sessions on Sun then.

    April 19, 2013

  • Anthony Teo Wei P.

    Hi wenyan©, Thank you for your reply. どうもありがとう。In that case I'll definitely be there tomorrow. See you then. :)

    April 19, 2013

  • wy

    Hmm why isn't the event host replying any queries here? I'll try to answer to the best of my knowledge, but I'm not the host for this event so it may not be accurate info. Selene - these meetups are hosted by volunteers so it depends on their schedules and who steps up to volunteer to host. There were sessions on Sundays before, but it's not regular. Sat sessions are also not regular.

    Anthony - when I was there, it was always till after 6. Don't know exactly how long they'll stay though.

    April 19, 2013

  • Romm

    Hi! I am just new here and want to know people who knows the Japanese language and learn from them. Hope I can get along even if I am still a newbie :D

    April 18, 2013

  • Anthony Teo Wei P.

    Hi, When is the meet up until usually? Like 6? Something came up at the last minute, so I'll be late. ごめんなさい、first timeなのに。Hope to be there by 4.

    April 17, 2013

  • Selene

    Hi there,

    Are there any sessions on Sun?

    Cheers!

    April 17, 2013

  • Clement T.

    yoroshiku!

    April 17, 2013

  • KehHan

    天気次第。

    April 16, 2013

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