Shun(Martin)
Professional Teacher
Some tips from experienced professional Japanese teachers to Japanese beginners- episode 2
Hello everyone, my name is Martin. I am a professional Chinese-Japanese bilingual teacher. I am very passionate about language teaching, so I recently became a teacher on ITALKI.

In fact, in my past more than 5 years of teaching experience, I found that there are three major obstacles for Japanese learners to learn Japanese.

In the last issue, we talked about the first obstacle for Japanese beginners-the kanas learning method. In this issue, we talk about the second biggest difficulty for Japanese beginners.

(2)Conjugation
Students who have learned a little Japanese elementary grammar know that in Japanese we have many conjugations of each part of speech of Japanese. In the N5 stage, we will learn the verb conjugations "ます" "て" "た" "な", adjective negation and past form "くない" "かった" form of the present and past tense of the adjective verb "です、でした". Many students see the verbs conjugations the first time they are confused, and they need to memorize so much that their brains are about to explode.

Suggestion: You should look for rules to help you to memorize all the conjugation. For example, we can divide the verb into u verbs, ru verb, suru verb, and kuru and go to remember the verbs conjugations group by group. Of course, some special verbs are not in these rules, I turned those special verbs into a sentence that is [Go to know the way back (enter) cut] are [行く要る知る帰る入る切る] These look the same as ru verb, but they actually belong to The transformation of u verbs. Be sure to remember. There are many rules like this. In this way, changing all parts of speech including verbs, adjectives, and conjugation of adjective verbs into a mind map to remember will be more scientific, quick, and effective. This method is also a thing I often do to students in my class.

 In addition, be sure to use these various conjugations in the dialogue as much as possible, and don't always use the same conjugation like masu form, which will cause you to still have a lot of conjugations which become very unfamiliar with even after you have studied for a long time. In the daily life of the Japanese, all the conjugations are actually used every day. So be sure to make your language diverse.

In the next issue, I will share the last 1 obstacles and suggestions, if you have any questions, you can always consult me ^_^ also welcome to leave a message to participate in the discussion
Jun 7, 2020 8:27 PM
Shun(Martin)
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Shanghainese), Danish, English, French, Japanese, Korean
Learning Language
French