Varsity Tutors offers a Madison Japanese class for students of all ages. You may be a University of Wisconsin - Madison or a Memorial High School student looking to add Japanese to your resume. Or you may be an adult learner looking for your next educational experience. Whichever group you fall into, Japanese is a great language to pick up. Japanese is the official language in Japan, and around 125 million people speak it. The prehistory of the Japanese language remains a mystery, though the first record of the written language dates back to the 8th century.
Japanese is unique in the fact that it does not appear to be evolved from another language, though studies suggest that Japanese and Korean may be related. The Japanese alphabet is called the Hiragana and contains 71 characters. Japanese is the language that popular manga and anime series are written in. If you enjoy Japanese culture, it may make sense for you to learn the language. Japan is also a major player in international business and learning the language along with the business customs may help you in your career. If you are looking for a way to impress potential employers who do business internationally, you may gain an upper hand as a candidate by knowing a second or third language. Many employers will give preference to candidates who are bilingual during their process.
What will a Madison Japanese course cover?
The Madison Japanese class is being offered for students at all proficiency levels, from beginner to advanced. The class is held in an online environment and taught by an expert Japanese teacher. Students will communicate through webcam and microphone to each other and their teacher. They will also have the opportunity to work on a collaborative blackboard to practice writing and working on projects together.
During your Madison Japanese course, you can learn about the core components of a language such as reading, essential vocabulary, common phrases, writing, and speaking. Sentence structure is something that might be a challenge for English speakers in the beginning. Japanese sentences follow a strict word order: subject-object-verb. An English sentence would read: "I drink water." A Japanese sentence would read: "I water drink." The verb tenses in Japanese are past and non-past. Non-past encompasses both present and future tenses. Japanese nouns also don't have as many grammar rules as they do in English. Nouns are not numbered or gendered. Because there are no plurals, some words are just effectively plural such as "hitobito," which means people. All of these topics and more can be included in the online class, depending on your knowledge level coming in.
In addition to learning the language itself, students may have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Japanese history and culture. This can enhance a student's understanding of the language material by providing context to the lessons. Students could also simulate some real-life scenarios such as conversing about Japanese fashion culture, traditional customs, and more.
Students participating in the Madison Japanese course can also request one-on-one virtual meetings with their instructor to cover any material they are having a hard time understanding.
How do I sign up for a Madison Japanese class?
Varsity Tutors offers a rolling admissions schedule to the online classes. This means that new classes will start at the beginning of every month. This gives the students the ability to join a class on day one but still avoid waiting a long time to get started. Classes are also offered at different times throughout the day, including in the morning and the evening, as well as on different days of the week, including weekends. On top of being flexible with scheduling, the virtual class format also allows for students to work from wherever they learn best. Students may participate in class in the comfort of their own home or from a favorite coffee shop down the street. You will just need access to the internet from a tablet, phone, or computer.
If you are ready to begin your next educational journey by learning in a Madison Japanese course, please give Varsity Tutors a call today. You will be connected with an educational consultant. The consultant will help to place you in the best class section for you based on your schedule availability. Learning Japanese may provide you with many benefits, including gaining a better sense of Japanese culture, easier travel while in Japan, and understanding of Japanese traditions while you hone your language skills. Please call today if you are interested in one of our classes!
Lauren: Madison Japanese course instructor
...language arts, both of which I am adept at teaching across all age and learning levels. I hold a BA in English Literature from Kenyon College and an MA in Teaching from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in secondary English/Language Arts. I have taught English at both the middle and high school levels, as well as middle school study skills. Having grown up as a native English-speaker living in Japan, I am...
Tina: Madison Japanese course instructor
...three years during which time I worked with the professor of Linguistics at the University. When I returned to America I received my BA in Linguistics with a minor in Japanese. While working as a Elementary school program director, I completed my Masters in Education, Language Arts Curriculum and Development. I have been teaching ESL in Seattle for five years and have helped many native and non-native English speakers with written communication for both professional...
Education & Certification
- University of Washington - Bachelor in Arts, Linguistics 7 Japanese
- University of Washington - Master of Arts, Education
- College Application Essays
- English Grammar and Syntax
- +14 subjects
Jennifer: Madison Japanese course instructor
...students become successful, not only in their studies, but also in their path to becoming responsible, caring adults. This is my goal as an educator. As John Steinbeck once wrote, “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
Gina: Madison Japanese course instructor
...my favorite part of the job has been working with students one-on-one. I love taking the time to go deeply into a subject with a learner and help him or her discover what makes it fascinating. Working on writing is another aspect of educating that I love; to draw out ideas, to make them clearer and more forceful, is very rewarding to me, and I love reading drafts and seeing the development of an argument...
Keeley: Madison Japanese course instructor
...how to think so that he or she can become a critically thinking, self-sufficient individual in the future. Because students are often being tutored in a subject they find more difficult than others, I have found that positive reinforcement and acknowledging improvement is an extremely effective way to coax continuous effort even when levels of frustration and boredom are at their highest. Seeing a student grow mentally and emotionally and be prideful of their accomplishments...
Education & Certification
- Barnard College - Bachelor in Arts, East Asian Language and Culture
- SSAT- Middle Level
- PSAT Mathematics
- +42 subjects
Koki: Madison 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
- MCAT Verbal Reasoning
- +27 subjects
Marcie: Madison Japanese course instructor
...love to teach. I come from a family of educators and I am very passionate about the benefits of education for becoming your personal best and for changing the world. I graduated from Elmira College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. During college I was a peer tutor and a reading tutor at an elementary school. After graduation I moved to Japan and gained extensive experience in teaching English as a second language....
Sai-ya: Madison Japanese course instructor
...to love me. I have years of experience working with kids of all ages as a teacher, a social worker, and a psychotherapist. I understand the motivational and self-confidence issues that interrupt many children's learning, and work to build a solid, trusting relationship with my students so they can feel comfortable acknowledging their mistakes and the places where they need extra attention without feeling ashamed. I operate on a strengths-based, praise-heavy teaching style, and make...
Chris: Madison Japanese course instructor
...from sub-atomic quarks to black hole singularities. Overcoming my own difficulties with mathematics and English has encouraged me to help other people overcome their difficulties. I am very patient and try to make the assignments as interesting as possible to draw in students that are having difficulties with a subject, as well as offer advanced tips and techniques to students doing very well. Some of my favorite hobbies include: playing music, martial arts, figure skating,...
John: Madison Japanese course instructor
Hello! If you love travelling and science and Oregon Rain we will just have to be best friends! Native born and raised Oregonian I truly love the bipolar weather and helping others learn and discover their own passion. Junior at Willamette University, Biology and Psychology double major on the pre-med track! Just finished living in Japan for a year and a half so please forgive my horrible English skills!
Education & Certification
- Willamette University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
- AP English Language and Composition
- Foreign Language
- High School Biology
- +10 subjects