Learning Japanese – Can it be an interesting process?

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learn japanese Learning Japanese is a very exciting & interesting process. That is how it should be! Japanese language lends itself to many perception challenges, especially to beginners. This could get further reinforced if the teaching methodology is not creative. It’s the responsibility of the Japanese language teacher to create an abiding interest in the language. That’s the only way learning Japanese will be interesting! At Sakuraa we continuously work on our teaching methodology to ensure that the focus is on making the learning experience interesting. We do this by a variety of techniques. Every student who comes to us is different.  We continuously adapt to them. Student diversity keeps us on our toes. No matter what we claim, the ultimate proof of our ability lies in what our students think of us! So here is yet another interesting case. Watch Sunil’s Japanese learning experience at  Sakuraa. Listen carefully to his perception challenge as he started out learning Japanese, the help he received in utilizing the Nihonjin Sensei's skills etc. Mastery over Kanji’s is an integral part of learning Japanese. Sunil finds the Kanji learning process at Sakuraa very helpful. The grammar practice & story telling sessions at Sakuraa have only helped him build his confidence in the Japanese language. You could learn Japanese too! Call us for additional details. 080- 23464677 or Email us - info@snrc.o.in

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 Learn Japanese – Skill in Kannada will help learn Japanese better.

1st Nov 2014: learn japaneseKannada Rajyothsavada Shubashaigalu! Many of us admire Kannada, for all the right reason! Today is a day to reflect on that yet again. At this juncture how would it be if one could put ones’ Kannada knowledge to good effect in building a good career in Japanese language? Does   it sound improbable or weird? No it is not!  Read on… Kannada , like many Indian mothers tongues, carries a grammar structure very similar to Japanese  language (unlike English). The S-O-V (Subject – Object – Verb ) structure of Kannada & Japanese is similar.  Watch this video to understand this better. So competence in Kannada can easily translate into better learning of Japanese. Surprisingly many prospective Japanese learners think that learning Japanese would need a command over English language! It goes without saying that in today’s globalized world, it certainly helps having a good control over English. However the point is that there are many who have excelled in learning Japanese despite drawbacks with their English, by leveraging their native language strengths! This actually is a very important point for prospective Japanese language learners to note. Quite frankly its doesn’t matter how good one’s English is.  One needn’t be diffident on this score. Learning Japanese can take off based on the learner’s native mother tongue strengths. Why is this important?? Many career opportunities around Japanese language skills are opening up. There is a significant demand for Japanese language skills.  Read this to  understand career opportunities, salaries etc for those with Japanese language skills.  Read this to get an idea of the Japanese job market in India.   After all nothing like hearing from a student who would fit this story above! Watch him talk about it (its in Kannada!) Done ? Like to learn Japanese? Reach us here.

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 Learning Japanese at Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre – From a Student of Sakuraa

Learning Japanese at SNRC

Akshara Iyer is an enthusiastic student of Japanese language. We reproduce below,  her experience at SNRC (un edited!) [caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Japanese Classes at Sakuraa Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption] Learning a foreign language has become an important aspect when it comes to taking up career jobs. Japanese language is one such language which is in the limelight and has become more prominent as there are many tie ups and exchanges expected with Japanese Companies for mutual benefit of both the countries. These companies have been coming up in India to establish manufacturing base and thereby giving thrust to better business relationship between India and Japan. At Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre (SNRC), an institute specializing in Japanese language, one does not just learn the language but also gets exposure to the Japanese Culture, through various workshops and camps. Some of the workshops conducted are on Japanese calligraphy, Origami, etc. In the calligraphy workshops, students get an insight into the calligraphy of Japan and also write their own calligraphies. In the Origami workshops, they learn more about the art of folding paper, the most famous being that of the paper crane. It is said that if one were to make a 1000 paper cranes, their wish would be granted. Interesting, right? There are also business etiquette programs that highlight the basic etiquette followed in Japan, such as bowing as a form of greeting; the right way to receive a business card to tea ceremonies. It is important to know these etiquette while interacting with Japanese clients and people. A lot of companies have benefited from these programs. SNRC provides training for corporates as well as students. The conversation classes help students to pick up the Japanese language faster and improve their communication skills. They have a basic course and an advanced course. The basic course helps to improve vocabulary and pronunciation as well as to be able to speak or converse in Japanese. The advanced course is for those who want to improve their fluency in the language as well as to deal with clients. Learning at SNRC has been a great learning experience for me. We have teachers, who are very passionate about their work. The classes have always been fun and yet educative. As a student, learning Japanese at SNRC has been very beneficial more so because the teaching here has been really innovative. . For each level we don't just have information about what is to be learnt for that level but also extra information regarding Japan, the people and their customs and traditions. Apart from offering courses in Japanese language, SNRC also offers Japanese to English translations and vice versa, Japanese Interpretation services, etc. Bilingual staffing is also a provided wherein the staff members can either be under a contract or permanent or specialize in Japanese as well as English or their mother tongue. SNRC has a variety of students ranging from school going students to university students to housewives to working professionals from various companies. The organization itself is organised and the courses well structured and hence has been extremely developmental in its approach. All in all, if you want to learn Japanese, then the best place is Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre. They currently have two centres Bengaluru, one in 18th cross Malleswaram and the other in Koramangala.

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 Learning Japanese – Here is the icing !

 Learn Japanese !

Like the Americans say, “IT AINT GET BETTER THAN THIS” [su_highlight background="#f9fe45"]It seems like this is the moment Indo-Japanese ties was waiting for![/su_highlight] This note is not about analyzing the geo political aspects of the bonhomie or interpreting the nuances of  statements made by the respective state heads. learn japanese Make no mistake! Indo – Japanese ties are clearly on an upswing. There is a strong under current of  positivity & realism to the entire relationship between Asia’s two great nations. India, under PM Modi, has committed itself to a Red Carpet treatment of Japanese investments. Special attention will be given to Japanese investments to ensure that they feel good & safe about investing here. Learning Japanese is, like we have always emphasized, a very good career option. If you had quality Japanese language skills in your quiver, then you would be ready to fire NOW! In our earlier article on Why Learn Japanese, we have alluded to the growing proximity between the two nations & the consequent opportunities available to bilingual Japanese  personnel in India. [caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Japanese Classes at Sakuraa Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption] A look at the opportunities
  • In the next 5 years, close to over 33.58 Billion USD has been promised by Japan into India. To get a perspective, Japanese investment between 2000 & now (2014) was 12 Billion USD investment! So that’s real scaling up.
  • These investments could come in Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Defense, Hardware & Software etc to name a few.
  • This means a whole host of companies across segments would be coming into India, from Japan.
One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out the opportunities that would stem from this, for skilled Japanese bilingual personnel. This could be for all categories of personnel ranging from the non technical to the technically qualified ones. In case you haven’t yet started your pursuit of learning Japanese , start NOW, lest you regret missing such a great opportunity!

If this is not godsend then what is?

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 Learning Japanese – View of Sakuraa & its teaching from a native (veteran)!

Learning Japanese -Feels good!

After many years of hard work when it comes form a person no less in stature than Prof Dr Wakabayashi , (Formerly with Dept of Foreign Languages Bangalore University) its so re-assuring & we know we are in the right track! learn japanese           Thank you Prof Dr Wakabayashi! - We will continue our commitment to quality Japanese Language services.  

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 Free Japanese Language Training – Approx 600 Hours!

[caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Japanese Classes at Sakuraa Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption]

CSR Initiative:

Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP) & Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre (SNRC) Bangalore:

[su_highlight background="#f2fb05"]Free Japanese Language Training: JLPT N3 - for Underprivileged & Unemployed youth:[/su_highlight] [su_divider]Introduction:  Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP), is a very reputed auto parts manufacturing company based at Bidadi near Bangalore, India, established in 2002 is a joint venture amongst,
  • Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
  • Toyota Industries Corporation, Japan
  • Kirloskar Systems Limited, India
TKAP manufactures,
  • Axles & Shafts
  • Transmissions
  • Engines
and supplies to TOYOTA companies locally & globally. Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre (SNRC) is a premier Japanese Language service provider since the year 2000 (www.snrc.co.in  www.learnjapanesewell.com  www.japanesetoenglish.org www.japaneselanguagejobs.com ) TKAP & SNRC are happy to announce the launch of a CSR initiative targeted at the underprivileged & unemployed youth (Indian Citizens). Details of which are as below. Initiative Details: -        We plan to provide [su_highlight background="#f3f14f"]free of cost[/su_highlight], full time JLPT N3 level training to a few youths who meet the criteria mentioned below. JLPT – N3 is a qualification obtained by clearing the Japanese Language Proficiency Test examination (N3 Level) conducted by the Japan foundation every year. For details regarding JLPT examinations etc pls click here . -        JLPT certification is valid GLOBALLY & can open up excellent career opportunities for those  who would like to make a career in this line. -        Clarifications on Why learn Japanese // What salary can one expect (to start with) etc have been provided in detail in our blog. The same may be viewed by clicking on the respective links here (in green colour). [su_highlight background="#d5ff99"] - Most importantly, JLPT training can normally be a very expensive & can take anywhere between 1.5 to 2 years. [/su_highlight] [su_highlight background="#d5ff99"]- Thus, this CSR initiative compresses the entire training to a full time intensive one to complete in about 3 months (approx), which is extremely beneficial to the selected candidate.[/su_highlight] - Selected  candidates  would therefore get a very substantial benefit in speed launching their Japanese Language career completely free of cost#.  Qualification Criteria (all to be met): - Indian citizen. - Age as on application date, not over 25 years. - Not employed anywhere (full time or part time). - Min educational qualification: PUC & above. - Expertise (read & write & speak) in any Indian mother tongue AND working knowledge of English is a must. - Dependent on parents. - Parents combined annual salary to not exceed Rs Two Lakhs per annum. - Must be continuously available for a full time training program starting 1st Sept to 1st week Dec 2014. - Must be fully committed to writing the JLPT Examination in December 2014. - Selected candidates must sign an engagement letter with us as a pre-requisite to join the program.  Application Process: -        Detailed Résumé to be emailed along with a simple application to info@snrc.co.in OR couriered to reach Ms Rama (Ops In charge) 2nd Floor, No 1, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560055. Please provide all contact details for us to get in touch with the shortlisted candidate. -        Document copies to be attached with the Résumé
  • Relevant academic qualification AND
  • Credible proof of meeting the economic criteria AND
  • Date of Birth proof
-        Resume + documents to be sent only by e-mail or courier. -        Mail subject/ Courier envelop superscription MUST state APPLICATION FOR TKAP – SNRC – CSR Initiative. -        [su_highlight background="#f6f940"]Last date for receipt of application – 27th Aug 2014[/su_highlight] [su_divider] # Selected Candidates must make their own arrangement for boarding/ lodging/ travel to & fro to our office in Malleswaram, Bangalore during the entire tenure of the training program & also pay the JLPT examination fees. ~ This is only a training program initiative & makes no job guarantees/ offer of any nature either with TKAP OR SNRC.

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 Learnining Japanese – Dec 2014 JLPT Exams..Are you preparing?

NEXT BATCH OF JLPT PROGRAMS - FOR DEC 2014 EXAMS: [caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Japanese Classes at Sakuraa Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption] Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre is happy to announce the start of the next batch of JLPT programs at its Malleswaram & Koramangala centres. Should you be targeting this year's, i.e. Dec 2014, JLPT exams, then you should consider this seriously. [su_highlight]Koramangala - New Batches: * JLPT N4 - Starting July 2nd week// * JLPT N5 - Starting July 2nd week. [/su_highlight] [su_highlight background="#f6f00f"]Malleswaram - New Batches: * JLPT N3 - Starting July 2nd week// * Japanese Conversation Program for Beginners - Starting 6th July 2014// * JLPT N5. WEEKDAY Program.[/su_highlight] For further details Email us at info@snrc.co.in. You can also reach us at 080-23464677 (Ms Aruna).

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 Learning Japanese – Some typical concerns!

  [caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Japanese Classes at Sakuraa Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption] Learning Japanese - As one embarks on this journey, here are some typical doubts that keep coming up in the learner's mind. 1. Is Learning Japanese tough ? 2. Will I be able to carry through Japanese learning fully? 3.  How about the classes, what if the teaching methodology is boring? 4. My memory isn't great, can I pick up the scripts? If these are some of the "fears" you have, please do not worry! There are so many Sakuraa students who are eager to share their Japanese learning experience with you.  These are students who have started as fresher’s & gone up to JLPT N3 in matter of months. [su_quote]It would be instructive & motivating to watch them share their learning experience at Sakuraa . Most crucially, the teaching institution plays a very significant role in nursing the learning ambitions of students. Thus the methodology & experience are very crucial.[/su_quote] [youtube width="200" height="200"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpf_1VMrYo0[/youtube] [youtube width="200" height="200"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKMJOv2o_tU[/youtube] [youtube width="200" height="200"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOaht8sVnE[/youtube]      

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 Online Japanese @ Sakuraa – Learn Japanese in the ambience of your house!

Online Japanese Classes

[su_column size="1/1"][su_quote]How often have you left yourselves disappointed!You would like to learn Japanese, but cant see to make it.[/su_quote] [/su_column]   [caption id="attachment_3" align="alignleft" width="110"]Online Japanese at Sakuraa Sakuraa Nihongo Resource Centre[/caption] Week days are busy with your ever expanding routine chores. Travelling seems a nightmare anyway. Or you possibly are located in a place with no access to quality Japanese tutors. So here is a solution for you! "OJaS" - Online Japanese at Sakuraa has been designed exclusively for people like you. This gives you the comfort of learning Japanese from the leader in Japanese training , without the hassles of travelling & wasting time! So what are you waiting for ? Check this out http://www.learnjapanesewell.com/online-japanese-classes-sakuraa.html & give us a call right away.

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 New Batch – JLPT N5 – Classes!

Learn Japanese!

  So.... if you have read this post , then you probably should be ready to take the plunge to reward yourselves with a great career. Get started right away!!! Next batch - JLPT N5 Training – Starts on 2nd March Sunday, 10 AM @ Malleswaram, Bangalore. For joining/ further details pls call 080 23464677 / Email to info@snrc.co.in    

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