Hi, this is Kevin Henrique from Suki Desu, and today I am writing a more personal article:
It's been 6 months since I had access to the Japanese Online Program! A closed course created by Sensei Luiz Rafael, site administrator classofjapones and creator of the Book Unraveling the Japanese Language.
And in this article I want to talk about my experience in this course, and invite you to the 6th week of Japanese Language, and if possible to be part of the next class of the Japanese Online Program.
The Video below is an invitation by Luiz Rafael himself to 6th week of Japanese Language:
The story of Suki Desu
I never told Suki Desu's story, but today I will. I have always been influenced by anime and games, and I have never been interested in Japan or the Japanese language. But as time went by I started to see the culture, the language, the security, the attitude of people and that attracted me. So I've been trying to study Japanese for 4 years, but since I'm lazy, I can't take the time, and I'm always procrastinating, it took me a long time to learn hiragana and katakana, and my vocabulary was always scarce. Verbs? I only found out in 2015.
So I had the idea to create a blogger about Japanese that I can't even remember the name of. My idea was to learn Japanese while writing and teaching people. In the beginning I was a disaster, because I didn't even know English, and sometimes I end up making some mistakes. Then I decided to create Suki Desu, and write articles about the culture.
My first article that rocked had several comments criticizing the English mistakes, others kept commenting that I shouldn't write about Japan without living in it. But did history teachers live history to teach it? It is not necessary to live there, not to mention that there are many Brazilians who live in Japan and do not delve into the language or culture. (I understand it's because of work).
So I met Luiz Rafael who helped me to continue, both directly and indirectly. First, he is a Brazilian of no descent who learned Japanese and created the best online Japanese course available in English. He broke all the barriers, it makes me wonder, why can't I break them too?
Personally Luiz Rafael helped me to improve my website, to get in touch with visitors, gave me tips on how to write, organize and improve the website. I almost gave up on the site, it is not easy to dedicate the whole day to creating free content that does not reach anyone.
Suki desu was created in November 2014 and in September 2015 he only had 1,500 likes, after Luiz Rafael and other friends helped me, today we already have 10,000 likes receiving 4 to 5,000 visits per day on the site. It is worth remembering that all this was also thanks to the help of their shares.
Returning to Japanese
I already talked about my enormous difficulty in learning Japanese, but Luiz Rafael also helped me with his Closed Course, the classes are simple and direct, without complications, easy to understand, and it is done in a way that you feel like watching. , without getting bored or finding it complicated.
The teaching methods are unlike anything I have ever seen. It seems strangely simple, but in reality it is super effective, and in those 5 months I have learned more than the 4 years I have been studying.
I have always been suspicious of online courses, because of the prices and wide variety of courses and subjects that exist. Today, the Digital products and courses market is the fastest growing in the world, resulting in many dubious courses.
I also thought I could learn on my own, and I always thought that face-to-face classes were better. Until I spent 3 years taking professional courses in programming and designer at one of the schools that is said to be the best in Brazil, and today I don't remember anything.
But after knowing personally the course of Luiz Rafael sensei, my opinion changed a lot, and I trust online courses and I even intend to take others in the future… It's all simple and practical, you have access to a panel, where you can follow the class and access all content, whenever and wherever you want:
The course is entirely on video, along with PDF files, audio and tools that will help you in your study. You also participate in a community, have support for any questions and have access to many tips and bonuses. Luiz Rafael is also updating the Japanese Program online, reformulating the entire course for the next class, and creating a new module.
The idea of writing this article came when Sensei asked students to record a statement about the course. I recorded mine, although I found my voice, my appearance and my recording equipment a bit horrible, but even so I will leave the video below. This is the first time that I make a video, if it didn't get too bad I can think about recording future videos for the site.はずかしい TT
If you already know Luiz Rafael's work, and intend to join the next class, leave your comment below!