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Whether you're a student at Jacksonville University, a working professional looking to pick up a new skill, or even a student at Sandalwood High School getting ready to learn a new language, a Jacksonville Japanese course can be a great tool in building your Japanese proficiency. Learning any language is tough, and Japanese has some unique idiosyncrasies that many learners can struggle with. Traditional classrooms aren't always adequate for addressing the challenges that language learners face. In particular, language acquisition depends on you getting a lot of consistent practice, and you may not find yourself with enough opportunities to speak Japanese. This is where a Jacksonville Japanese course can offer you an excellent value by helping you to practice your Japanese with other students under the guidance of an expert Japanese teacher.

How does a Jacksonville Japanese class work?

Although Japanese is only spoken in the Japanese archipelago, for the most part, it's still spoken by more than 127 million people and is considered a major world language. No country other than Japan has used Japanese as an official language since the middle of the 20th century, and although many scholars believe it to be connected to Korean, there is no established relationship between Japanese and any other modern language. Japanese has some grammatical features that may throw English speakers for a loop, at least at first. For one thing, Japanese word order is often the reverse of English word order, putting the object before the verb rather than the verb before the object. For example, the English phrase "I drink water" adapted to a Japanese sentence structure would read "I water drink".

Japanese learners also sometimes struggle with the nuances of the grammar. Japanese nouns don't have grammatical indications of number or gender, and they don't use articles. So, while in English you would say "a book" or "some books", in Japanese the word is simply "book" and plurality must be inferred from context. Numbers are still directly indicated when they're especially important. Tenses can seem similarly vague to Japanese learners because Japanese has only two tenses: the past tense and the non-past tense. Present and future tenses are rolled together, making inference necessary. A Jacksonville Japanese class can help you get your head around these complexities.

Your Japanese class will also cover topics like pronunciation, common words and phrases, and maybe even a bit of Japanese history. You'll learn all this in an online classroom and be taught by an experienced, rigorously-vetted Japanese instructor. You'll be able to see, hear, and speak with your Japanese instructor and your classmates, and you'll participate in group discussions and activities. You are probably already aware of how useful conversation with other learners at your level can be when studying Japanese, as it can help you discover new vocabulary and boost your confidence in using your Japanese outside of a classroom setting. You can also get plenty of feedback from your teacher, so you can work on building your understanding of Japanese. However, even though collaborative lessons have been demonstrated to help students learn and retain new information, we know that one-on-one instruction from an expert Japanese teacher can be an effective tool. This is why you can request a time to meet with your teacher in a more private setting where you can go over any material you're having trouble with.

Thanks to video chat technology, a Jacksonville Japanese course can feel just like gathering to practice Japanese in person. However, an online course offers additional advantages. To start, the convenience that a course like this provides isn't to be underestimated. Having convenient access to a course can be useful for anything you're trying to learn, but it can be particularly important when you're trying to learn a new language. Much of your ability to learn Japanese effectively may depend upon your opportunity to consistently practice, so an online course could help you reach your language learning goals. You won't have to worry about adding a commute to your schedule, and you'll be able to get to your classroom from anywhere you have internet access. An online course also allows for more course times to be on offer, so whether you're a Mandarin High School Student with a demanding schedule who'd like to learn Japanese or a busy professional looking for a way to practice Japanese during your lunch break, we can find a course that will work within your time constraints.

How can I get enrolled in a Jacksonville Japanese course?

If you contact Varsity Tutors today, we can give you more information about our available courses, talk to you about your Japanese learning goals, and get you signed up for a Jacksonville Japanese class that is right for you. Classes start on a rolling, monthly basis, so you won't have to wait long to begin working on your Japanese skills.

Contact us today to connect with a top Jacksonville Japanese instructor