Student Inteview - Dr. Eric McClellan.

1. Name:
Dr. Eric McClellan.
2. Country:
3. Length of study Japanese:
Two years.
4. Why are you learning Japanese?:
It is a beautiful and intriguing language. It is unlike any other language in the world.I thoroughly enjoy learning Japanese because it opens the mind to different ways of seeing and understanding the world at large. Japanese is the gateway to “getting” Japan, an ancient, sophisticated and complex culture with a very strong contemporary vitality and a lively popular culture.
5. How is your Japanese study?:
Learning Japanese is fun. As for any language or area of study learning Japanese requires commitment, persistence and effort. However, the learning experience is made much easier and enjoyable in the very welcoming, friendly and supportive environment at JAPANEASY.
6. Why did you choose JAPANEASY?:
JAPANEASY offers flexible class times, class sizes and teaching modes to match the learner’s individual aspirations. These might be for accredited outcomes, or simply for travel conversation or self-paced learning to meet personal objectives whatever these may be. Teachers at Japanese are all qualified native-born speakers and they excel in patience and good humour.
7. How would you like learning Japanese in JAPANEASY?:
JAPANEASY welcomes students of all ages and ability. It provides a very socially inclusive learning environment and provides opportunities for social and cultural involvement by students within the JAPANEASY program and also with the Japanese community in Melbourne. JAPANEASY is authentically Japanese in an Australian context. Over many years I have studied other languages in other language schools, none of these schools match JAPANEASY for professionalism and a friendly environment. The individual learner counts at JAPANEASY.
8. Your favorite Nihongo and reasons?:
Daijoobu is my favourite Japanese word. It means O.K. I like this word because of the beauty of the written script, the three individual kanji, that express this word. They are so linear, simple, and they resonate in their relational form when written together to compose this word. I also like the notion of OK. It is universal, quickly communicated and understood by everyone, anywhere. OK is a good feeling. The Japanese word for OK is OK!!