If you'd like to learn Japanese, Varsity Tutors offers live, online Memphis Japanese courses that can help you do so. Learning a second language gives you more opportunities to understand people on an international basis, specifically developing a deeper insight into their culture and history. You could also improve your career outlook when you learn a second language, and Japanese is an excellent language to choose if you're interested in business or in being an English teacher in Japan. Learning a second language boosts your brain's ability to learn other things as well. These are just a few of the good reasons to learn Japanese.
More than 125 million people around the globe speak Japanese, though the language is most concentrated within Japan and the surrounding islands. The language is shrouded in mystery - it's not known where it comes from or if it even relates to any other language, though it's possibly linked to Korean in some way.
What can I expect from a Memphis Japanese course?
First, you can count on the live, online class being taught by an expert instructor who has proven they have the Japanese and general communication skills necessary to be a great aid to students. The class takes place online, but once you've signed into the classroom through the Varsity Tutors Live Learning Platform, you can communicate with your instructor and your fellow students. This enables the entire class to develop a team attitude which can be helpful for learning and retaining vocabulary, grammar, and other aspects of the Japanese language.
There are aspects where Japanese is different from English in significant ways. Your Memphis Japanese class instructor may want to focus on these in particular, alongside general language learning. Japanese sentence structure is different than English in that it is classified as subject-object-verb. English sentence structure is subject-verb-object. So where an English speaker would say, "I throw the softballs," a Japanese speaker would say, "I softball throw." Note also the lack of the article 'the' and the 's' at the end of softball. Japanese neither makes use of articles nor noun suffixes to indicate a number. In cases where a number is essential to understanding, a counter word is added to indicate the amount.
Japanese verbs are conjugated to show tenses, as are English verbs, but in Japanese, there are only two tenses: past and non-past. Non-past is used because it's a tense that can indicate either the present or the future. Context can provide a clue in many cases, and you can learn about the ways Japanese work around this to speak precisely during your Japanese classes.
How can these Japanese classes help me study Japanese?
You can take a Memphis Japanese course provided by Varsity Tutors to supplement your classes at the U of M, nearby White Station or Central High School, or through a work program. You can also take these courses if you're studying on your own and need some instruction. The best way to learn a language is by using it in real conversations, and that's something you may not have enough time to do during your school classes. It's also something you can't really do if you're by yourself.
Your live online Memphis Japanese classes can give you the opportunity to interact with your instructor and fellow students, which includes plenty of practice in speaking and using correct pronunciation. There's a certain team spirit engendered in the collaborative online course that can enhance your ability to learn and retain Japanese language information. This can help you gain confidence in your speaking, and being confident may allow you to study without stress and learn more efficiently.
How do I get started attending Memphis Japanese classes?
Varsity Tutors wants to do everything we can to make it convenient for students signing up for Japanese courses. You can sign up for a two- or four-week course, and new courses start every month. Each month, a number of sections are offered at different times of the day and on different days of the week, so you can feel confident at least one of them will match up fairly well with your scheduling and study needs.
You can contact Varsity Tutors today to have our educational consultants answer any questions you may have and to provide them some information. Once you've explained your current level of fluency, your schedule, and your Japanese language goals, they can enroll you in a Memphis Japanese course that fits your unique set of requirements. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you as you work hard in your quest for Japanese fluency.
Rachel: Memphis 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
- AP European History
- Study Skills
- +46 subjects
Jennifer: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...I was shocked because this was against everything that I believed an education should be. I want my students to think outside the box and to think critically. I do not want my students to believe everything I tell them just because I am the teacher. I don't want my students to just accept things that they do not fully understand. I want my students to question me if they think I am wrong, do...
Keeley: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...semester in Kyoto, Japan. In my free time I love to cook (I have worked in a couple well-known New York restaurants), read, sing, play piano, explore cities, eat, and travel. While I am comfortable working with students of all ages, I prefer to tutor K-8 or high school students preparing for the SAT. Tutoring English is my personal favorite, but I greatly enjoy the linear thinking and quantitative clarity that comes with teaching Mathematics...
Education & Certification
- Barnard College - Bachelor in Arts, East Asian Language and Culture
- High School English
- SAT Subject Tests
- +42 subjects
Leea: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...trained teacher who will help students succeed! I am certified to teach English, Spanish, Japanese, and Political Science in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Louisiana. I have a Master's Degree in English from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and thirty Master's credits in Spanish from the University of California - Santa Barbara. I have spent a year in Japan and a year and a half in Guatemala. I have had poetry and short stories (fiction and...
Mari: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...here and abroad. As a professional teacher, I've taught beginning to advanced students, privately, and at universities such as Harvard, The Ohio State University, Indiana University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Hawaii. My students include business people (Microsoft, Boston Scientific, Bosch, IBM), State Department candidates, military officers, spouses, college students and younger children. While my specialty is working with learners to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), I have also helped...
Education & Certification
- University of Hawaii - Bachelor in Arts, Linguistics
- The Ohio State University - Master of Arts, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Chris: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...Science Tutoring Center, where I also tutored Mechanical Engineering and beginning Japanese. I have enjoyed each subject I've studied; my favorite is Physics in that its study is so far reaching 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...
Brendan: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...Arizona on a National Merit Scholarship working towards degrees in Japanese and Computer Science. I spent a few years in Japan as a volunteer, and one of the things I did was teach English conversation, in groups from as many as twenty-five to as a few as three. I'll be earning my JLPT N1 certification later this year -- Japanese is my favorite subject to tutor, but I also enjoy mathematics. I am a firm...
Education & Certification
- University of Arizona - Bachelors, East Asian Studies Japanese Lang Emphasis / Computer Science
- ACT Math
- College Algebra
- Calculus 2
- +24 subjects
Sai-ya: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...operate on a strengths-based, praise-heavy teaching style, and make my students feel like stars (because they are)! I also am trained in mindfulness-based techniques to help children with any anxiety or behavioral issues that get in the way of learning. I have a Master's degree from the University of Southern California (USC), where I graduated as a Dean's Scholar with a 3.98 GPA. Before that, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from...
Rod: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...and ages; i.e. classmates, referrals and colleagues helping them achieve their objectives. I always found it rewarding to see faces shine during Aha moments of understanding and eventually see many of them improve their scores/performance. With regards to learning, I believe there are 3 keys: practice, practice and more practice! In other words, my message to you is be not afraid. Any seemingly complex knowledge can be learned with sufficient understanding and review. I am...
Education & Certification
- Chiba University - Bachelors, Engineering
- Temple University - Masters in Business Administration, Business Administration and Management
- Spanish 1
- GRE Quantitative
- +43 subjects
Gina: Memphis Japanese course instructor
...reading drafts and seeing the development of an argument or an original insight. I began working with students after I completed my BA at Georgetown University and went into a Master's program at NYU in Religious Studies. As a teaching assistant, I had the opportunity to talk to students about their papers and exams, and I discovered that I had a knack for getting people to relax and get into a subject, possibly because I...