How do I make use of Italki lessons?


#1

Hi Wanikani users,

Like many people studying Japanese I want to improve my speaking and focus most specifically on that area of my study. Because of that I started Italki in order to achieve improve in speaking. My biggest problem however, is how I am so supposed use the lessons effectively. I am supposed to ask the teacher to explain grammar points and ask me questions in which I am supposed to respond using a specific grammar point?
Or I am just supposed to constantly ask the teacher to translate sentences I want to say and note them down for later use?


#2

Good question, I’m in the same boat.


#3

Well, it really depends on the teacher. Some teachers have complete lesson plans that you can just follow as a regular course (that’s what I’m doing right now with an amazing teacher :slight_smile:
But since it is private, whenever I have a particular question that was not supposed to be on the plan, I email her asking if we could cover it next class (or sometimes when it is just a doubt on something specific, I just ask her during the class).
Also, when I gather enough kanjis with similar meaning, I use our class time to ask her the difference (for example, the difference between 地中 and 地下, or 作家 and 作者).
So yeah the important thing is to find a teaching style you like. Teachers on Italki are very flexible. I’m sure you can agree on something that will be good for booth.


#4

@tiagobione Which teacher are you studying with? Can you recommend one, please? :blush:


#5

Hiro Miyamoto on Italki. He’s lessons are the cheapest that I have seen on Italki however he only offers informal tutoring


#6

Yuri-sensei https://www.italki.com/user/1043800


#7

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