Why The Kake Speech Contest 2018 Convinced Me to Study Japanese Seriously

Last February 19, 2022, I had the pleasure of watching the 49th Nihongo Speech Contest organized by the Japan Foundation Manila (JFM).

I watched the contest to get listening practice, and I was delighted to hear the interesting speeches of each of the contestants who impressed the audience and judges with their Japanese skills.

Watching them, I was once again reminded of my experience in joining a Japanese speech contest in 2018. This was a life-changing event for me, as it convinced me to study Japanese beyond the basic level.

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What Does It Feel Like to Study at NCF? Part 1: Basic Japanese

In my previous article, I listed some of the best Japanese language schools in the Philippines. Among them is Nihongo Center Foundation (NCF).

I have been studying at NCF ever since I started learning Japanese in February 2018. My growth and interest in the Japanese language have been largely shaped by NCF.

If you are interested in starting your journey in Japanese at NCF, I hope this personal blog post will give you insights into the actual learning experience at a well-respected and top-notch Japanese language institute.

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The 3 Best Japanese Language Schools in the Philippines

So, you’ve decided to take language classes in a school. But where should you enroll? There are so many Japanese language classes to choose from! Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, more programs offering online Japanese classes have sprung out, thus increasing available options.

Most schools or services that you’ll come across offer only until JLPT N4 level. These are usually courses that are purely conducted online or are offered by small TESDA-accredited institutions and by universities such as UP and Ateneo.

The tuition fee ranges from Php4,000 to Php10,000 for N5-N4 bundled courses. It’s nearly impossible to enumerate them all here, but if you are interested in these cheaper course offerings, you can find most of them through Facebook.

In this post, I have listed the three most renowned Japanese language schools in the Philippines.

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