Learn Japanese – Would you like to go on a two-week FREE study cum cultural exchange ?

Learn Japanese - Free two week trip to Japan!!

We have been discussing career opportunities for those who Learn Japanese. Here are some added incentives! Japanese Speech Contests are organized at regional levels every year. Well..you can talk your way to Japan (free that is!). Four students won the 2013 contest, which includes Higher Secondary School students ! Thats what we have been saying all along. So start your Japanese Language career early & reap significant benefits in your career & also such incidental benefits! "Puratchi Tamil, a class XII student of Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School, Saidapet was selected among the 50 students of Government higher secondary schools in the contest in Tamil while H Lokesh of St Mary’s AI Higher Secondary School, Chennai was selected in a contest for higher secondary schools. Similarly, C Sai Prasanth of Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College emerged a winner in the English speech contest while N Monika of Japanese Language School of ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI, Tamil Nadu was declared winner in the Japanese speech contest." [caption id="attachment_1123" align="alignleft" width="460"]Learn Japanese in Bangalore Consul-General of Japan Masanori Nakano presenting an award to one of the winners[/caption]  

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 Learning Japanese – for our “Home Makers”.

Continuing with the last post … Learning Japanese will nicely fit into the “desirable plan” that I was referring to in the previous post. [caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Learn Japanese translation Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption] Lets start with some one who has no knowledge of Japanese. The objective would be to  get certified by Japan Foundation, since this certification is a reasonable metric (as thing stand today) to come to some conclusion on one's Japanese language skill. Also it’s a common yardstick across the world & so it’s a good qualification to have. Check this link Learning Japanese – Japan foundation certification levels Entry level being N5 & the highest being N1. The objective must be to get to N3 asap. This could be split into N5, N4 & then N3. The exam is conducted once a year in Bangalore (Dec) & twice in Chennai (Jul & Dec) apart from other places in India & across the globe. So in about  a year’s time and with about, say, 500 hours of preparation (split across the three levels) one could take the N3 exams confidently. So that’s about ten hours a week! If you do more, that much better. "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary- Vince Lombardi". Its my reasonable belief that our home makers can spare 10-15 hours a week for say a year & with commitment & dedication, carve a fantastic career for themselves.! N3 skills open up opportunities in terms of Japanese language training, translation & interpretation. Which of these will specifically suit a person, depends on their flair & ability. Obviously like all professions, one doesn’t become an expert with just the qualification. Experience & apprenticeship are necessary. So this would be a great plan to pursue a career & also balance out one household! All the very best In the meanwhile watch these home makers who have made it Learning Japanese! Best Wishes SAM

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