Today, I’m going to share something that you guys might be interested in!
If you are someone who wants to practice his/her Japanese conversational skills and it’s hard for you to find a really good / fun / professional teacher online, then Cafetalk might be something that you’d want to check out. You can also learn other languages / subjects in this platform!
Just to disclose, Cafetalk actually sponsored me to make this post. I don’t recommend any service / company until I have tried out the service many times. They gave me 4 tickets to try and I was able to have 3 lessons in 2 weeks! My goal with Cafetalk is for me to be able to practice my current Nihongo speaking skills (as it has becoming rusty again due to lack of practice) and to ask help and advice from my tutor when it comes to writing my journal in Japanese.
You’d be surprise to know about this because of the fact that I live in Japan (that I should be fluent by then, huhu) and the fact that all of my work places require me to speak in English (in my English school, cannot say any word in Nihongo.. even ね！haha) and Filipino… it’s hard to practice my Nihongo on a regular basis. Talking to the cashier does not count, haha! When I go home and create content, I communicate with you all in English when I write. I have a Japanese boyfriend .. but our main language is English. My English really leveled up here in Japan, instead of Nihongo… I am probably making excuses (lol) but anyway, I thought that I should still push myself in mastering this third language even if I get 1000x busy.
Say hello to Miki Sensei, haha!
My aim for this blog entry is to inspire you to learn Japanese / any language / anything.. online!
.. and here are the many things that you can learn using Cafetalk.
Me is shookt haha they have fortune telling?! :O Anyway.. so here is what happened during my lessons first. I’ll show you guys the entire lesson flow when you scroll down much farther, haha.
So happy because I got the 自己紹介 (self-introduction) right hahaha. We also had some Kanji-reading practice. I need to study more!
Second lesson was about how to use “って” and some other challenges, lol. What I love about Miki Sensei is the follow-up after every lesson (summary / notes)! Here’s what I got after the lesson.
For my third lesson (latest up to now, before I moved out), I asked sensei to help me with writing my diary entry in Japanese. With Cafetalk / online private lessons, you can request from your sensei what kind of help you need and they’ll customize it for you!
And as you can tell, my lessons were all fun and productive at the same time! It was only 20-25 minutes per session (we kind of exceeded during the last one haha). Overall, I would recommend this service especially if you are someone who is super interested in learning Japanese but it’s hard for you because of your schedule / current location. ^^
Now, let me show you around Cafetalk.
Reasonably priced. 1 yen for 1 point (+ tax).
If you are starting out, I highly recommend checking the discount / coupon page!
Here is what their search page looks like. You can use keywords to find the perfect teacher for you. If it’s hard, you can always ask for their customer support or check their recommended tutors. 🙂 I recommend Miki Sensei, obviously haha.
This was my schedule last month. You will be notified many times if you have a skype lesson coming up. If you are lost, I suggest reading this page about how to get started. If you have finally reserved a lesson, please be on time! : )
Watch my Cafetalk video review here:
Lastly, before I end this Cafetalk review, feel free to use my referral link to enjoy 500 points (valid for 60 days)!
Have fun, 皆さん!
Hope this review was helpful!