Student Testimonials

Video Comments

Mr. David Harris-san (Australian)
Ms. Heidy CHAVARRIA-DRECOURT (French and Costaricain)

Ms. Maria (Charo) Tolentino (American)
Ms. Diana Cojocaru (Romanian)

Text Comments

Johan-san (Sweden)

I learned more about the MAMA. I learned some pronunciation that I thought I knew but the teacher could correct. I first thought that 1:20 hours would be too long but the time went by really fast, which means we had fun! I am very happy I signed up for this opportunity and I look forward to the next lesson.

Heidy-san (France-Coast Rica)

I really appreciated the MAMA method, honestly, I have problems remembering words and I was amazed when I was able to say hare (sunny day) in Japanese after the image of a reindeer with its hat appeared in my mind.

Sara-san (Australia)

Super interesting! This is the first time I have learned numbers over ten! I’ll need a lot of practice to make it automatic, but the MAMAcon imagery really helps me remember (i.e. the ladder.) It seemed a bit silly at first to be using imagery like MAMAcon, but now I see how much it helps with picking up a language that is so different to my own.

Inthira-san (Malaysia)

It nice lesson with the teacher. The teacher gives more information about the Japanese language. When I said the correct answer, the question were asked she always clap here hand and had a big smile on her face. She encourages me even though I don’t remember certain things.

Geetha-san (India)

The lesson was very good .The teacher is an excellent coach who teaches with a lot of patience, encouragement and humor. I found the numbers section a bit challenging, especially million, 10 million, billion, etc. and she was very patient in explaining it. The teacher also conversed with me in basic Japanese helping me with conversational skills.

Janin-san (Philippines)

I will try to use MAMAcon and imagine a situation for the new words that I learned, to see if I can remember them easily. I also found out that when using Glomaji, the character and the sounds will always match. I became more interested in Japanese culture, seasons, and sweets.

David-san (Australia)

I learned new words which I was able to apply the MAMAcon method. I am a bigbeliever in mnemonics and they are certainly powerful in terms of memory. I think this method is excellent for beginners with no prior Japanese knowledge. Aclean slate beginner can build their Japanese knowledge and skills from theground up with the method. I wholeheartedly agree with learning vocabularyfirst.
The coach had excellent presentation slides with loads of excellent pictures andexcellent examples. It was a great idea.

Diana-san (Roomania)

I liked the lesson was quite interactive and that participation was encouraged, by way of using MAMAcon in order to learn new words. I was amazed how the similar things can be presented differently by coaches. It made me even more the versatility. I have gained more insight into communication in Japanese by adapting words of English origin to the Japanese pronunciation.
I have also gained more insight into meanings of words and local culture from trivia, which I thought was really fun and interesting. By taking small steps you can feel you have accomplished something even through knowledge is built gradually.

Maria-san (U.S.A.)

Vocabulary is very important. You may have the knowledge of grammar, etc., but without vocabulary, you still won’t understand. I’ll see how the picture approach works for me, since I really need to increase my vocabulary. I found out that the coaches know a bit about the student, they will incorporate a bit of the interests into the lesson.
The information about Japanese currency was very interesting. This was not just a lesson in numbers, but also a very interesting study of certain things that one could take for granted. It was a pleasant surprise. Also of interest was when I was filling the blanks for the verb, the teacher would also show me the context of a verb in an expression as opposed to just the plain use.

German Student

The coach was well prepared and had some good ideas how to give me an understanding on how to create stories using the MAMAcon list. I especially liked that the coach draws her own pictures for the MAMA stories. That is something unique and easy to remember.

Indian Student

I learned many new words thanks to MAMA con list. I enjoyed using the prepositions with a map picture and liked the tips the coach gave to remember the long vowel or derivatives. .There was a personal touch in teaching as I am staying in India, which was very thoughtful about all the coaches. That gave a personal touch to the session. I liked the personalized way method.! Thank you very much every session I am learning new things. I really enjoyed the session.

Mika-san (Sweden)

I have been studying with Super J Academy for nearly 2 months now. From the start, my teacher has customized the materials and lessons according to my interests, my weak spots and what approaches that work best for me. My teacher’s engagement and tailor-made lessons have been very motivating and kept me on track. The MAMA method is surprisingly successful and has helped me to memorize big amounts of vocabulary in a time efficient and fun way. For me this has been a crucial point, and it has made it possible for me to study parallel to my other commitments. I can strongly recommend Super J Academy to everyone who wants to learn Japanese, no matter is you are a beginner or just want to enhance your skills.

Ida-san (Australia)

I would recommend their coaches to any first time Japanese learner. They presented the information step by step & clear, easy to pick up.

Eden-san (Philippines)

“The coaches were so kind and such enthusiastic teachers! My coach came to class well-prepared and her lessons are just great. Students can definitely get motivated learning with her, she always tries her best to teach her students well.”

Cathy-san (U.S.A.)

“I really love the Super J. The most helpful point from this lesson is that I do not need to have perfect grammar. As long as I learn the vocabulary, I can communicate with Japanese speakers. This is very useful to remember because I feel like grammar is very difficult and it makes learning Japanese intimidating. This lesson was also helpful because it showed me that many English words are used in Japan and sound very similar. I think this makes me feel more comfortable learning the vocabulary.”