Oct 19, 2018
I've spent 43 lessons with Mari during last year and 2018 and i've made a big progress on my grammar. With all the notions i've learned with her, i am able to speak a better Japanese.
I'm quite sad that i am not longer able to do a lesson each week but it's OK to change after a long time.
Thanks for everything Mari sensei !
Oct 15, 2018
Even after a few months break, Mari-sensei was able to recollect, review past material, and continue where we've left off with no issues at all. A fun, engaging, and insightful lesson as always!
***ker113 2018 Awesome Lesson Awards (Spring/Summer)
Jul 1, 2018
This class is wonderful! Mari sensei is always flexible and helpful, adjusting her lessons based on what I need help with most, and being very patient when it takes me a while to learn something. I've learned so much. I even passed JLPT level 5!
May 16, 2018
I'll keep it simple. Another great lesson with Mari Sensei.
Dec 30, 2017
I had a great lesson with Ms.Mari! I applied this counseling lesson in hope of learning Japanese with Ms.Mari in a systematic way. At first, we went through the history of my Japanese learning and what I thought I still lack of such as correct grammar,vocabulary...etc. Then we did a trial lesson of a simulated conversation between a teacher and a student. In the trial lesson, not only did I learn some rules about Japanese speaking, but I also learned some new vocabularies. It was amazingly fun! In the end, Ms.Mari suggested that I buy a textbook and systematically conduct the learning lesson by lesson. I highly recommend Ms.Mari's courses to people who have long been a self-learner but want to start a systematic way of learning in the future. Once again, thank you ver much, Ms.Mari : )
Ps. My mother tongue is Mandarin and I've been studying Japanese as a self-learner since I finished です、ます形 courses in college。
Dec 29, 2017
All the lessons I've taken with Mari sensei this year has been very memorable and fun. I'm looking for to future in the upcoming new year!
Dec 22, 2017
Another great lesson from a really solid teacher. Mari's strength is breaking down complex aspects of Japanese into simple, easy-to-understand pieces.
***ker113 2017 Awesome Lesson Awards (Winter)
Dec 9, 2017
I have been inspired by Mari sensei and her exceptional Japanese lessons. As a beginner, the course material has been great, but Mari sensei expands heavily upon this material with real world examples. She is patient, answers all of my questions, and holistically incorporates old and new concepts alike which helps reinforce what I've already learned. Her passion for teaching shows in the deft touches in our lessons. Even when we engage in small talk, we are reviewing material. Mari sensei makes the learning experience feel natural and fun. These lessons are one of the highlights of my week and I look forward to learning from Mari sensei far into the future!
***a_am 2017 Awesome Lesson Awards (Winter)
Dec 7, 2017
The transition from beginner to intermediate is pretty daunting, but Mari sensei helps make the transition very smooth. Her style of teaching creates a very engaging and enjoyable learning space, which I find invaluable. 大変お世話になっております。ありがとうございます！
Nov 6, 2017
Last week’s lesson was fun as always - just finished chapter 7 of “Basic Kanji Book”, and am working on my homework. I have tried many times to teach myself to write kanji, but have always failed. This time - thanks to Mari-sensei’s help - I’m going to master at least the 500 most frequently used kanji!
Sep 25, 2017
As a native English speaker, symbolic characters are a foreign concept. I'm used to phonetic characters, so wrapping my mind around symbols which have multiple sounds, meanings, and uses is difficult to traverse for a novice like myself. Studying this in parallel with Mari sensei's Comprehensive Japanese course really adds an extra dimension to my knowledge and appreciation of the Japanese language. This is an excellent class, but it is not easy. Despite that, Mari sensei goes into great detail and uses excellent material to help me practice and learn how to write and interpret Kanji alongside my broadening knowledge of Japanese through the comprehensive course. Kanji is beautiful and fascinating, and Mari sensei seamlessly connects it to the Hiragana I am already learning. If you're serious about learning Japanese and want to add fascinating depth your knowledge, this class is a must.
Aug 25, 2017
Finally finished the entire Genki series with Mari-sensei。From the first lesson to the last, this journey has been full of optimism, progression, and positivity. I feel that these lessons have also greatly increased my Japanese speaking and comprehension ability, and general knowledge of the language. I'm looking forward to continuing this journey through the intermediate series with Mari-sensei!
Jul 24, 2017
This was my first lesson in learning to write kanji - something I have put off for far too long! Mari.S - sensei is both thorough and encouraging. I'm looking forward to mastering the 500 most frequently used kanji with her help.
Jul 15, 2017
This was a great first lesson. I can't wait to do the next lesson!
Jul 4, 2017
Great lesson again!
Jul 4, 2017
I have been training with Mari sensei for almost a year now. To be honest, time flies. I have had such an excellent time and have learned so much since I started. We have finished nearly the entire first volume of Genki together. She has really given me motivation to keep learning; not just in class but outside of it as well. It is exciting to find out more about a foreign culture, and the language training I am getting from Mari sensei is a pivotal first step in finding new and exciting ways to immerse myself in Japanese culture. I look forward to continuing my training with her for a long time to come!
Jul 3, 2017
Every lesson is extremely helpful and fun. Mari-San is an experienced teacher that truly knows how to teach well and adapts the conversations and study to key study points. Highly recommended!
Jun 1, 2017
Great lesson again today!
May 22, 2017
Today we finished chapter 19, and as always, great lessons all around. Japanese is a difficult language to learn, but with excellent teachers, such as Mari先生、it makes learning the language less daunting. まり先生、日本語を教えてくださってありがとうございました！
Apr 23, 2017
We finished chapter 17, and I feel everything I've learned so far is coming together. いつもありがとうございます、まり先生！