Japanese Language and Study Support Group (Alternate) XIX

  • July 27, 2013 · 3:00 PM
  • Liang Court Macdonalds

Back to the usual haunt :D.

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.

3pm to 6pm, you can come and leave at any time.

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  • Marilyn C.

    am a first timer as well. when will be the next meeting? Hope i will be around to meet.

    August 10, 2013

    • Oogami

      Err... you do realize that this meetup is already over right? The next one should be on the 24th August.

      August 10, 2013

    • Marilyn C.

      Thank you, can't make it on 24th, traveling.

      August 12, 2013

  • Emily W.

    Sorry to read that jake couldn't find the group. Initially i couldn't spot the meet-up sign either. at 3.30pm as well.Please help future first timers spot the group more easily by displaying the sign more prominently. Thank you. Jake don't give up. Can always contact one of the group to look for you.

    July 27, 2013

  • Emily W.

    Great people. Convenient location. The meet-up signs on the table were a little difficult to spot for first timers. Had a little difficulty looking for the group but it turned out fine.

    July 27, 2013

  • jake s.

    I was there around 3: 30. but could not find anyone in Mcdonald. Even I walked around from ground floor to the top of building...

    horrible meetup.

    July 27, 2013

  • Shirin d.

    I will reach after 4.30pm.Can you stay a bit later?If no one comes, then i won't be going

    July 27, 2013

    • Shirin d.

      Wait for me.I'm coming now

      July 27, 2013

    • Emily W.

      We are all here shilin.Saw them.

      July 27, 2013

  • Shirin d.

    Before 5pm.White t-shirt strawberry.Add me fb then i pm you my no.Shilinlovesddr

    July 27, 2013

  • Emily W.

    Hi is the group here at liang court? I can't seem to see anyone. If u are here please look for me. I am in pink dress andcam seated near the macs tray return station. I wil stay here till 4.30pm then. Emily

    July 27, 2013

    • Edvocate P.

      You see the two groups sitting at the long tables near the sink? That's us.

      July 27, 2013

  • Kojiro P.

    Hi everyone, I am a first timer. I would like to come and join but I have to study hard for my finals. I'm a Harvard Law and Harvard School of Public Health Online Student. I will come to attend some other time after my finals.

    July 27, 2013

  • Shirin d.

    How do i contact you?Is there a facebook group for this?

    July 25, 2013

  • Shirin d.

    I want to go

    July 25, 2013

  • Emily W.

    Konnichiwa minasan, hi this will be my first time attending. I am able only to attend after work so i can only join 5 to 6 pm. I have studied japanese before.but have not taken JLPT level one. I will bring a few japanese books.I love japanese food and the japanese culture. I have been to.Japan twice. See you.

    July 24, 2013

  • alvin

    I want to gain something.

    July 23, 2013

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