Master Caveman Japanese
After all, it is impossible to 100% prepare for everything that will happen in a lesson. Your teacher will probably use words that you don't know. You will probably want to say things that you don't know how to say.
In short, it's uncomfortable to try and interact in a language that we're not familiar with. This is a good thing. If all of this stuff were easy, then we probably wouldn't be growing/learning/becoming more awesome human beings.
I probably won't be able to teach you 100% of the things you'll want to say in your first lesson.
I can, however, give you a handful of phrases that should prove immensely useful when interacting with a Japanese teacher. To put it another way, I'm trying to get your Japanese up to "caveman level" so that you're primed to advanced to "normal human" level... followed by "supreme ninja" level.
Specifically, in the next handful of lectures we're going to cover how to...
- Say Hello
- Say Sorry & Thanks
- Say Goodbye
- Make a Phone Call in Japanese
- Give a Self-Introduction
- Survive a Lesson
- Convey (a Lack of) Understanding
- End a Lesson
What if I'm already above "caveman level?"
Let's get started!