Japanese Language Study comes full circle

I recently celebrated the the 8th anniversary of Jamaipanese.com. Way back in 2006 I started this blog to document my study of the Japanese language and share my interest in Japan. In September 2005 I was enrolled in private classes at a small local language school where I was bouncing off the walls with excitement during each Japanese language lesson I attended after work. Fast forward to the present and even though I have really slacked off on my Japanese language study and regressed since visiting Japan in September 2011 I was excited to learn that there was an opportunity for me to study Japanese again.

Japanese language

I am now in my second year of College and unsurprisingly choose Japanese as one of my university electives this semester. My first surprise came day one when I found out that my same Japanese teacher from 2005 is again my sensei in 2014. Tomoko-sensei is an excellent teacher who loves her job and goes to great lengths to ensure her students are understanding what she is teaching. I jokingly remind her that I am her favourite student but she always responds jokingly how much of a bad student I am in her thick Japanese accent.

More on Jamaipanese.com:  Jamaipanese: 10 Years Blogging

6 weeks in I am having fun. Admittedly these lessons are way below my level but I couldn’t resist finding the Japanese oasis in my desert of computer related courses (fattening my GPA is another benefit). Classes are fun and interactive and being one of 4 team captains in class I try to encourage and assist members of my team (we call our team “Shinobi”).


One thought on “Japanese Language Study comes full circle

  1. Very interesting and its a small world lol who knew 9 years down the road you’d be reunited with the same Japanese teacher, that’s cool. Overall keep up with your studies and I know you are very smart, hard-working as well as diligent. Just get the necessary done and of course enjoy your classes! When you genuinely enjoy learning and find the time to really understand the course materials, believe me when I say that fattening that GPA will be easy. Put in the time and you will get the results that you want. Again, im always rootin’ for you and know that you will definitely win! You got this!

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