Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How to type Japanese on the computer or tablet?
You need to install a Japanese keyboard on your device.
On PC you can install “Google Japanese IME” to type in Japanese on your computer. IME stands for Input Method Editor. You can download and install it from here: https://www.google.com/ime/ and if you need some more instructions on the process see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP0P5eifn2c
On Android you can add the Japanese keyboard by going to Settings > System > Languages and Input > Languages > + Add a language. A new “world” icon will appear on your on-screen keyboard and clicking it will switch between the different language keyboards that you have enabled.
I highly recommend to install Japanese language as you will be able send message in Japanese not romaji. Then you can click to switch from English to Japanese. For example, if you want to type [いく] in Hiragana, you can type “iku(romaji)” on your keyboard with Japanese mode. If you practice more, you will get used to it. Here are some tips on how to type certain characters that differ from regular romaji.「ぢ」 = “di” and 「づ」 = “du”. If you have any questions, how to type a certain word I can help you on Q and A section. But I can not help regarding technical issue such computer setting. It better to look up “Japanese typing” on google.
Q2. How long do I have access to this course?
When you purchase a course on Tekuteku Nihongo School, you have lifetime access! So feel free to watch it at your own pace and re-watch it as many times as you like.
Q3. What do I do if I have a question on the course curriculum?
Please don’t hesitate to post a question or message in the comment section of the course, as I do respond to questions typically within 7 days.
Q4. Am I able to download this course so I can watch offline?
You can download lessons and PDF material if you wish.
Q5. What if I feel that you are speaking too slowly or too quickly for me?
No problem! Tekuteku Nihongo School allows you to speed up or slow down the video to accommodate all learners. While you are watching the video, on the top right hand side of the screen, you will see flower shaped icon and if you click the icon you can choose play back speed. “1x”, which is the normal playback speed. Click on the icon and you can then adjust the speed up or down. If you listen multiple times by adjusting speed, hopefully you will able to listen my pronunciation. That's the good listening practice.
Q6. What do I do if the videos won’t play?
If this occurs, it may be due to your internet connection or browser. If you try a different browser and it still won’t work, please contact "Teachable Support center", as they should be able to help you resolve this issue.