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Offline NightLotus

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Learn Japanese
« on: September 11, 2009, 04:43:52 pm »
I would post this elsewhere but this is my home turf and i'm lazy! :P
was great to see you all at con (<3) blah blah, now down to what i want to say:

I'm a Japanese tutor who is in need of some work. I've done some tutoring for PCC and have had a few independent students as well. I'm pretty well versed in the basics of japanese both written and spoken and I CHARGE VERY LITTLE FOR ONE ON ONE PRIVATE LESSONS!
Here's a link to my Craigslist ad! I'd love to teach anyone who is interested!!
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/lss/1370037614.html

thanks so much!!!! ^^
« Last Edit: September 11, 2009, 05:54:30 pm by NightLotus »

Offline TanisNikana

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 04:45:50 pm »
Erm, is that the link you meant to post?

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 05:54:59 pm »
ah! right tanis! i forgot i was still logged in! :D
thanks ^^
i fixed it :P

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 10:00:33 pm »
I'd have to talk to my parents, but I might be interested :3

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 11:31:55 pm »
I'd have to talk to my parents, but I might be interested :3
alright! super cool ^^
just so you don't worry i'm some kinda creeper kinda thing, I'm 16 and i usually let MY parents meet my students before One-on-ones to make sure THEY aren't a creeper :D

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 07:19:42 am »
so, anyone else interested? ^^

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 11:34:13 pm »
As someone who has been taking Japanese for years and still cringes when people butcher the language, I applaud you.


People who read this, take her up on this offer!!!
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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2009, 11:40:31 pm »
I so would do this if I had more money. but I don't even make $10 and hour at my job.

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 03:15:46 pm »
craigslist says the post has expired. how much do you actually charge?

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2009, 11:32:35 am »
$10/hour! I reposted my add, here's the link:
http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/lss/1407706559.html
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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2009, 05:48:56 pm »
Not to spoil anything but...GO GET A DS AND BUY MY JAPANEESE TUTOR! WEEEEEEEE

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2009, 09:19:12 pm »
I have the DS Japanese tutor, and it only takes you so far...

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2009, 10:13:19 pm »
hehe...True..True...

Offline NightLotus

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2009, 05:30:58 pm »
i think real tutors are lots better than a silly DS ;;>_>

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2009, 11:00:42 pm »
That, and the My Japanese Coach for the DS does nothing for your conversation skills.  Trust me, practice speaking and listening.  And kanji...
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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2009, 11:15:16 am »
That, and the My Japanese Coach for the DS does nothing for your conversation skills.  Trust me, practice speaking and listening.  And kanji...
Thanks ^^

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2009, 05:52:33 pm »
Are you conversational in japanese? I may consider taking you up on this after I brush myself up
on the stuff I already know (In my head I've got most of the hirgana and katakana and even a few
basic Kanji down but.... my mouth and hand don't remember that right now) I just don't feel comfortable
in conversation, my sentence structure is atrocious but I can understand (for the most part) what
other people are saying... Or is that more advance than what you are offering?

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2009, 11:34:51 am »
Are you conversational in japanese? I may consider taking you up on this after I brush myself up
on the stuff I already know (In my head I've got most of the hirgana and katakana and even a few
basic Kanji down but.... my mouth and hand don't remember that right now) I just don't feel comfortable
in conversation, my sentence structure is atrocious but I can understand (for the most part) what
other people are saying... Or is that more advance than what you are offering?

~Allykat
thats exactly what I do! ^^ I'm very comfortable speaking, and thats what i really have fun doing. I've been taking Japanese since i was 12 and have been to japan, so I've had a lot of experience. I tend to advertise as a beginning tutor because I don't want to intimidate people, but I'd love to help you with your conversation ^^

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2009, 12:00:38 pm »
I wanna learn, just been too busy to take a class
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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2009, 04:40:44 pm »
I wanna learn, just been too busy to take a class
i know :/ i'm that way about a lot of things

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2009, 10:09:12 pm »
I wonder, if you hosted an anime night, and turned off the subtitles, how well you would do as a translator.

Fansub groups need translators every now and then. I don't know what they pay, but I saw one group looking for exactly such a position last week. Just before I broke the computer.
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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2009, 11:10:22 pm »
I wonder, if you hosted an anime night, and turned off the subtitles, how well you would do as a translator.

Fansub groups need translators every now and then. I don't know what they pay, but I saw one group looking for exactly such a position last week. Just before I broke the computer.
thanks for the tips ^^ I'll look into it. My only problem with that is that i've been pretty formally trained so i'm not super up to date on slang and stuff :-\
But i have done that before and I have at least a good understanding of the action (and pretty good translation for the most part)! ^^

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2009, 07:13:46 pm »
Then after you master slang, you can work upon improving your regional dialects. Like Osaka's from Azumanga Daioh! Or Tina's island dialect from Ai Yori Aoshi.
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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2009, 01:03:28 am »
Then after you master slang, you can work upon improving your regional dialects. Like Osaka's from Azumanga Daioh! Or Tina's island dialect from Ai Yori Aoshi.
I do Tokyo, and I can talk a bit like old people from the north! :D (its lots of fun and i sound silly ^^)

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2009, 09:02:24 am »
I've been told by people from japan that when I talk I naturally sound like I'm from osaka, the way I say certain words and the way I pronunciate things... though that may be just because I'm slow...

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2009, 12:48:09 pm »
I've been told by people from japan that when I talk I naturally sound like I'm from osaka, the way I say certain words and the way I pronunciate things... though that may be just because I'm slow...

*smacks head*

~Allykat
it usually has to do with just how you hear and stuff, but especially if you have a certain pace of talking, of you like to clip off words or something, it can sound like a different accent! ^^