BY JENNIFER CHU
TAICHUNG, JEN-AI HOSPITAL - DALI
¡@¡@The Basic Japanese Conversation class
was reopened on January 14, 2005, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
every Friday, and it offered an introduction to Katakana and
Hiragana by May Chen. It is a three-month beginner's program
available to all interested colleagues. In the future, one
class would be offered every three months depending on the
level of interest from staff. We hope that all colleagues
who join the class can learn basic Japanese conversation with
these easy learning methods, and improve their foreign language
ability to help the Japanese patients to solve the problems
and issues they may encounter here in the hospital and to
improve the quality of our bilingual service.
¡@¡@In the beginning of the class, the goal is to memorize Katakana
and Hiragana, and then learn daily conversation and grammar.
Moreover, in the class, we have added an introduction to Japanese
culture, so that besides learning the Japanese language, colleagues
may have a further understanding of Japanese and their country.
¡@¡@For first time learners, to first memorize Katakana and
Hiragana, and then find Japanese shows or books that are interesting
and practical is a more exciting way of learning. We hope
that you can be patient and persistent in learning this new