If you'd like help studying the Japanese language, you can enroll in a Cincinnati Japanese course provided by Varsity Tutors. The classes meet live online and feature an expert instructor. You will attend courses alongside a number of classmates who are studying Japanese at approximately the same level as you are. Whether you're seeking instruction to supplement or enhance your language class at a school like Walnut Hills or Oak Hills High School, at the University of Cincinnati, another area academic institution, or you're learning on your own for personal reasons, Varsity Tutors can help.
New courses begin every month, including a variety of sections that start at different times of the day. By offering our Live Learning Platform online and giving you a choice of times, Varsity Tutors has made Japanese classes as convenient as possible.
What content is covered in a Cincinnati Japanese course?
Japanese is spoken by more than 127 million people and is one of the most common world languages. Many United States students or professionals learn Japanese to enhance their academic, professional, social, or personal opportunities. It's an interesting language that sometimes seems to stand on its own, unrelated to any other language. There's now a theory that it's related to the Japonic language family, but not much is known for certain.
This doesn't stop your class from providing comprehensive coverage of the language itself. If you're just beginning to learn the language, your Cincinnati Japanese class may begin by learning a few essential phrases of greeting and the most important questions, such as where to locate certain public facilities or businesses. You could be holding short Japanese conversations on your first day. Classes can continue with a focus on pronunciation, building up your vocabulary, and learning common phrases and idioms.
There are some significant differences between Japanese and English, one of which is sentence structure. Where English speakers use the subject-verb-object structure (I eat food), Japanese uses a subject-object-verb structure (I food eat). Your instructor can help you navigate this unfamiliar way of speaking, and might introduce ideas to help. One such idea could be to learn Japanese not by translating it in your head to English, but into the images and ideas the words represent. If you can do that, you can learn the language more effectively and efficiently.
Another difference in Japanese is that nouns are not used to indicate number. If there are multiples in a sentence, English speakers often add "s" or "es" to the end of the noun. Japanese indicates multiples through context or counting words instead of the noun. There are no articles in Japanese, and the nouns have no gender aspect. Verbs are conjugated with tenses like in English, but there are only two tenses: past and non-past (which includes both present and future). Finally, you may study Japanese history and culture to gain a deeper understanding of the language and the people who speak it as their native tongue.
Why is taking a Cincinnati Japanese class better than studying Japanese on my own?
Language has one purpose: to allow people to communicate with each other. It only makes sense to study a language with other people. Of course, you may do some memorization practice or grammar drills on your own, but the best way to learn a language is to use it in real conversation with others speaking the same language at or above your fluency level. This is one of the greatest reasons to learn Japanese through a Cincinnati Japanese course.
Studies have shown that the collaborative environment engendered in programs like a live, online Cincinnati Japanese class helps with retention of information and a deeper understanding of the material learned. With the ability to connect with your instructor and your peers during class time, you can give and receive help with memorization techniques, perfecting your pronunciation, and other specifics of the language. If you feel like you're falling behind, you can request one-on-one time with your instructor to focus on the material you need to master to catch up with the class quickly. With these types of options, why would you want to study on your own?
How do I get started in a Japanese course?
All you have to do is contact Varsity Tutors today and speak with one of our educational consultants. They can answer your questions and gather information about your schedule, current proficiency level, and goals. This allows them to enroll you in a Cincinnati Japanese course that matches your needs. Don't wait - we're looking forward to helping you on your quest for fluency.
Crystal: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
...school where I work as a Title I Reading instructor and ESL instructor with grades K-12. While I tutor in a variety of subjects, I am most passionate about Literature, Writing (including editing and drafting), and Japanese. In my experience working with children of all ages, we do our best to have fun even when studying the tough material by approaching learning through varied activities and methodsI strive to help my students think outside of...
Sarah: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
...curriculums, and I have developed quite a familiarity with these texts. I have worked with over 500 students in preparing for the Living Environment, Earth Science, and Chemistry New York State Regents in the last 4 years. I work with a range of resources including the Barron's Prep Books, EarthComm textbooks, and my self-made prep materials. My passion is in literacy education. I have worked with students from as young as Kindergarten through the college...
Rachel: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
Hi! I'm Rachel. I have a pretty relaxed teaching style and adapt well to all kinds of students. I really aim for students to understand concepts rather than make great test scores. However, great test scores are a good side effect of understanding concepts better.
Education & Certification
- Middle Tennessee State University - Current Undergrad, International Relations
- Advanced Placement
- +46 subjects
Graham: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
...English, political science, and law. I've also helped people study for the LSAT and bar exams. A great tutors listens and offers advice that helps someone and inspires confidence and enjoyment in learning. I'm easily approachable and available on and offline. I have worked with people from different parts of the country and world and am familiar with different strategies to help you get the best results out of your studies. Nice to meet you...
Zhaleh: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
...with others, especially in one-on-one sessions, or with a small group. Teaching others is a great way to expand understanding of how other students think and develop ideas, and it allows myself to see new ways to look at problems. While I'm not studying (or helping my friends study), I love to play music (piano, flute, guitar), take a walk through the forest preserve, draw, design/sew clothing, chat with friends, etc. I look forward to...
Education & Certification
- Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
- Comparative Literature
- +35 subjects
Paul: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
...Chinese as well as minored in Japanese studies. I also have extensive experience working one-to-one with students from my position as a Learning Center Writing Consultant where I assisted students in academic writing. By far one of the most rewarding milestones of tutoring is the moment you witness the student satisfied with the achievements you have helped them accomplish. Tutoring is a collaborative process whereby tutor and student work towards a common goal of academic...
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- SUNY at Albany - Bachelors, Chinese Studies
- Mandarin Chinese 3
- High School English
- Mandarin Chinese 1
- +10 subjects
Rina: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
...standardized test preparation (SAT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT). I have found that studying becomes more enjoyable and effective when content is connected with examples of application. Finding funny, memorable ways to apply course content is my favorite way to internalize the material. I view learning as equipping myself with different tools to better understand the world. With this attitude, studying became truly exciting for me, and making education more accessible and fueling curiosity have become...
Education & Certification
- University of Washington - Bachelor in Arts, International Studies
- AP Japanese Language and Culture
- SSAT- Elementary Level
- +51 subjects
Jennifer: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
...child's possibilities, to stimulate the child to learn, and thereby make the child's latent potentiality a reality.” When I taught elementary school in Korea, it quickly became apparent that Korean students were not being taught to question and think for themselves. Students in Korea were taught to memorize information. They were not taught how to think critically or to ask questions. They were taught to be obedient and to trust what their elders told them....
Cynthia: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
...my PhD in Neuroscience in the fall at Johns Hopkins. I have been tutoring high school students outside of class in college and involved in STEM academics and research mentorship as well as a translation program from and to English outside of class. I speak Japanese and French, and I have taken the PSATs, SATs, 10 APs, and the GREs successfully. I would be willing to help with any of these subjects, with math, science,...
Koki: Cincinnati Japanese course instructor
I recently moved to D.C. after graduating from Brown University with a B.S. in Chemical Biology. While in college, I had the opportunity to become a teaching assistant for both introductory and upper-level biochemistry courses, which I truly enjoyed. By using the insights I have gained through my experience as a teaching assistant, I would love to help students out by facilitating their learning process. I look forward to hearing from and meeting you!
Education & Certification
- Brown University - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Biology
- High School Chemistry
- SAT Mathematics
- SAT Math
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