My Best Teaching Is One-on-One


Of course, I team teach and do special lessons, etc.


But my best work in the classroom is after the lesson is over --
going one-on-one,
helping individual students with their assignments.


It's kind of like with computer programs, walking the client through hands-on.
The job isn't really done until the customer is using the program.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Passed the JLPT.

Just for the record.

Heh. Maybe I should scan the "certificate" they sent me and post it. (Use the Gimp to wipe out the private information. Hahahahahahahah. What use would that be, other than to show the world what it looks like. Maybe not. I'm not sure the testing company would appreciate it. I had to sign an NDA to take the test. Seriously.)

It took about two and a half months to find out, from December 6th to Feb 14th. (Hah? Valentine's day? Did it realy come that day?)

I thought I had maybe just barely passed it. But my score turned out to be, by the curve, a B grade. Not bad for my first and last JLPT certification.

Oh. I went for the top level, level N1, just because I was too impatient. So there's nowhere left to go but the Nihongo Kentei.

Which may not be a bad idea, but I'm going to try to get the LPIC levels 1 and 2 first. Studying for it seems to be a good way to fill in the gaps in my sysad knowledge.


  1. hey congrats. :) An NDA for an exam? They must be serious about it.

  2. These kinds of certifications tend to have greater weight in Japan than in the US. Kind of like it's required these days for a foreign student in the US to have TOEFL or TOEIC score to get into a US college as a regular student, only more so.


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