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Top10 + Memrise

Japanese Update for April.

Top10 + Memrise
50% after hours price
Other Lesson types

Top10 + Memrise :

For April I will be introducing Memrise( to enhance the qualifying method of who is TOP.

Current problem that is arising is now its becoming harder for there to be only 1 of each Top1, Top2 and Top3. Memrise will fix this. It not compulsory , you can still get Top1, Top2, or 3 but if there two Top1’s the one with the highest Memrise score will get chosen.

At the end of the 3rd week ill take down the scores and that will be the Memrise score for that month. For example April 20th 8am.

Make sure that you are following me on Memrise so I can follow you back and take down your score.

PooruSensei is my username.

Memrise Decks :

Poorusenpai Japanese L1 – L3




Tips/Rules of the game :


  • Learn words in groups of 25, 50 and only learn new words if your classic review accuracy is 90%+ This will insure high points. Strong memory as the strong ones take 1 or 2 seconds to respond to.

  • This not really a tip/rule but Pandora Journey on sound cloud is a great addiction to your study plans.


Powertax :

Since this loadshedding’s Cyclone Idai Mozambique has happened. I feeling our load shedding problems are going to be on repeat for a while. I hope I am wrong but in the meanwhile there is a generator at my place that I can connect to when power is off but it costs R36.00. If you willing it will cost R36.00 or we can reschedule. But for some of you it may be better to pay the cost.


50% after hours price :

Usually I don’t work before 12pm or after 8pm. Only exception is Sunday. It will cost 50% more and either it will be for the R75.00 or R184. Which is R112.00 or R276.00.

Other Lesson types :

I am in the position were I need to expand in my services as teaching is my skill.

So new types of lessons that I will be becoming a service will be Memory lessons, Counselling ( Highschool children mainly) 3% Man Studies(dating/relationship textbook, not limited for marriage.) English lessons for Japanese people and Finished Work of the Cross Studies.)

This will be going onto The rate for these type of lessons will be R125.00 for the 1st 3 months. After that will be R150.00.



2018年の変わる事・更新・ニュース Changes/Updates/News for 2018 :

New Top10

Revised JLPT Package

Revised Manga Package

Reminder : Feb Prices Auto Increase

2018 End Of Year Braai




New Top 10

Top10 is a vocabulary testing system that for the most part of teaching Japanese I have used but for the most part of 2017 was put on pause. It has been relaunched & revised because of its value to learning Japanese and fun aspect it adds. And in addition to that fun aspect I have added rewards. Which means if you do succeed get to the top you will get some money back.




Revised JLPT Package

The JLPT Package has been re-setup to be made up of two sections that are vital for the JLPT Studies. The textbook has been changed to, Shin Kanzen Master Bunpou & Dokkai versions for JLPT4 and Goukaku Dekiru for JLPT5, textbooks that are really clear and thorough on everything it has to offer. For Shin Kanzen Master you need to order the two books but not for Goukaku Dekiru.




Revised Manga Package

Clarity on the price list page on what it is and improvements what the plan of action is to this study course.  Reading is the main focus, with reading goals.




Reminder : February Price Auto Increase

Just to remind, there will be a auto price increase for February. Potentially you may be able to avoid this with the new top 10. During January you will get the update.




2018 End of Year Braai

In the past there used to be get togethers celebrational plans for everyone to meet and talk and have fun. So I’ve decided revive that. Should be fun!



Thats about it, Happy New Year!



 Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

Dear Student(s) & Parent(s), I want to extend my gratitude for your support this year and congratulations. It has been a very busy and tough year. And you all have done very well! Whether you were preping for the JLPT or not. I know it not much but thank you so much, I am very grateful and well done to you!
I managed to get the contiki virus at the last minute and been sick for most of December. As a result of this a lot of admin/updates/changes etc in preparation for 2018 has not been done yet but ill be busy at it during the 26th – 31st. 

Wishing you the best Christmas and new year!


2017年の変わる事・更新・ニュース Changes/Updates/News for 2017 :

10% Increase for 2017 From August  

Added Term : Auto Annual 10% Increase

Terms up update : Clarification on reschedule charge term

JLPT Announcement

Memrise Study Plan


10% Increase for 2017 From August + Auto Increase

Please note that I have not done any increases for the year so you should be thanking me that I am only doing it now! So if this comes a surprise unfortunately it cant be helped. If you would like to change or cancel any packages I will understand 100%.

As well as, an automatic increase has been added to terms and conditions of 10% and I will be adding a copy of terms n conditions to each invoice from  now on.

To see the price changes please go to


Terms up update : Clarification on reschedule charge term
  • After a lesson is scheduled by before the planned month any rescheduling or reserved lesson scheduling will cost a constant R50.00 plus a set accumulative cost for premium rate or a constant R75.00 plus a set accumulative cost for non-premium rate. More than 1 reschedule per month is not a constant R50.00+R50.00+R50.00 etc but a constant R50.00 plus an accumulative cost of R100.00 from the 2nd reschedule onwards . 1= R50, 2=R150, 3=R250,4=R450 (R0+R100+R200+R400) if it is non-premium 1=R75,2=175,3=375,etc. This is per month, so you may stretch 3 lessons over 3 months adding up to R150.00 instead of R350.00 over 1 month, this is if it at premium rate. This is universal to all packages with an exception to group package. Only if entire group agrees to a reschedule can there be one.

If you would like to view the terms and conditions please Click Here.


JLPT Announcement

Announcement for Application of 2017 JLPT (1)-1

Memrise Study Plan

First Month Free – Not sure what this entails?? No worries first month free for any one that signs up for this Study Plan.

What is Memrise?

Memrise is a language flashcard gamification study cellphone app or web browser (pc/mac) app. In my opinion, “a very successful gamification Japanese Study App”.


How does it work?

Words are presented to you in flashcard form, then you are tested in multiple choice. every correct answer gives you 40 points. And every 5,10,15,25 & 50 correct streak in a row gives you bonus points. There are different types of study options ranging from, learning new word, reviewing old words, reviewing difficult words and a fast review all giving points in different ways. Adding the support of your current points per week, month or all time. These points show up in the leader board which is international for that particular flashcard deck. Creating an competitive element. You can add your friends or other students and see how you do in comparison to them. All adding to the learning experience.

I will be sending you a reminder every Thursday to do your Memrise homework. There will be a deadline you will need to meet. And a consequence if you fail to meet it.


A screenshot of your Top 10 position in the leader board of the listed flashcard decks by Saturday or A screenshot of minimal of 100,000 points by Saturday for the 1st 3 Saturdays of the month.

List Of Decks

Any suggested and accepted desks will be added here.

What are the costs for Study Plan?

An extra 5% increase is added to your current package.

If you are unable to meet the required deadline for the 1st 3 Saturdays of that month, the 5% turns into a 10%.

Applying to or cancelling this study plan just requires a notice within the week before the new month.

JLPT 2017 Study Course+Mock Exam


Study Material : Goukaku dekiru
JLPT Levels : N5 + N4
Cost  : Extra charge of R10 per lesson to cover printing cost but otherwise exactly the same as the Medium Package or if group .
Details : This course focus is for both N5 and N4 students. Meaning you will either be doing N5 content or N4 content. Begins from February ending half way through June with Mock Exam. Repeats again from July to November with Mock Exam. You can decide which terms to do, whether both or just one. Majority of work will be getting through material. With extra homework to be done. You will be required to do your own JLPT Ankidriod/other flashcard studies of N5 or N4.
JLPT Exam is usually at the end of the first week of December. Once you’ve done your studies you should be ready.
Course Schedule :

 Month Activities N5+N4
Term 1
1 February げんごちしき:もじ・ごい
2 March げんごちしき:ぶんぽう・どっかい
3 April げんごちしき:ぶんぽう・どっかい
4 May げんごちしき:ちょうかい
5 June Mock Exam N5+N4
Term 2
6 July げんごちしき:もじ・ごい
7 August げんごちしき:ぶんぽう・どっかい
8 September げんごちしき:ぶんぽう・どっかい
9 October げんごちしき:ちょうかい
10 November Mock Exam?N5+N4





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Manga Courses for May/June 2016

I am currently working on Japanese Lessons that are focused on Manga Material. Will not be for the faint hearted but will be a very additive study plan!

Simply the best way improve your Anime Japanese is manga. Manga is the script so if you know the script very well then you wont need those english subtitles and in the process being a great support to your Japanese ability.

In the beginning I tried to specify the specific number of manga books to choose from to do these specialised studies but I must admit there is no set number. Only limitations are the conditions required to make it all work.
Having the manga of your choice and my guidance that will insure your success in progressing as far as you would like to.

Eta for the availability of 1st manga course + info will be somewhere from May or June.

If you would like to do this course it will mean you will have to purchase the books online. Dont forget to take into consideration that it would take 3-4 weeks to arrive. If you want to begin the course it would require you to wait. Unless I have scans of the particular manga or yourself can find some! Then there is no need for the wait.

Here are the websites you can order the books from,

Click the images for direct links to purchase some of the possible mangas online.

And just incase you wondering, the course will not be a reading course only. You will get vocabulary homework and there will be a fair amount of speaking practice, otherwise what is the point. This new method of studies wouldn’t be any different to all the usual methods I have always exercised but now with a more exciting medium to get you to were you would like to be. If you have anymore questions please hesitate to ask!

NEOBK-12853NEOBK-18436 NEOBK-170491091CHkcvXe9LNEOBK-5861NEOBK-9975


Other potential Mangas : GTO, Fairy Tale, Attack on Titan, Studio Ghibi Movies, Trigun and more!

Updated 04/16/2016

Minna No Nihongo Course

by Pooru Senpai



Level Lesson
1 1-6
2 7-12
3 13-18
4 19-24
5 25-30
6 31-36
7 37-42
8 43-48
9 49-54
10 55-60
11 61-66
12 67-74
13 Literature

JLPT Level
5 1-5
4 +6-7
3 +8-9
2 +10-12
1 13

I am starting a “new course” as this has always been the default plan just without restrictions and the formulaties. Will be beginning from September and continuing forever and ever. Available to optimize your time for your Japanese studies. Students of all levels may join in. It will begin for September and end in November. Beginning again in January. Every 3rd month the next term begins. This is a new alternative and not meant to replace the current default pace based learning model.
Enroll time : 21st Aug-11th Sep
Term duration : 3 Months.
Pass mark : 50%
How it works : At the end of the term your final mark will be announced on the Top10 board with others just like yourself. This mark is the total of your end term exam + portfolio work (vocabulary tests). Time restriction of 2 lesson modules per month.No exceptions given. But there are no restrictions on how many lessons you may take per month. In order to move onto the next level you must pass your current one!
Important requirements : You must know Hiragana and be prepared to learn Katakana.