Sup all, an update here about the Japanese Lessons:
I went to Dong Dok University today, paid for the tuition and textbooks.
3 Textbooks for 45.000 kip ( Basic Conversation - Hiragana (Writing) - Katana (Writing)
1 Term (aprox. 2 months) for 250.000 kip. so it's less than a dollar per hour ..
There's no English at all except for the Romaji. -- Everything, translations and explanations are all written in Laotian.. ( A pretty nice challenge .. haha )
After looking at the textbooks, there was this "LJI Japanese Language Course" stamp on it".. so I found this:
http://www.lji.edu.la/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=54
on the website, It says that the class will start on 28th, June. but today, they told me that the classes will begin next week (5th, July), since an event came up and they won't be able to use the classroom.
on the second link, it says:
After three years of studying the basic course, students will be able to communicate in daily conversation and are expected to pass level N4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Moreover, students at the end of the intermediate course will have the ability to pass level N3.
No idea what this JLPT is (yet), but it seems to be promising.
So if you're interested and willing to take the challenge of learning Japanese being taught in Lao, I believe that there's still time to sign up. If you do so, pm me sometime later, we can help each other out
---- and .. an extra link/material for learning Korean:
I've found this website sometime ago, just went through all the Level 1 lessons yesterday. They provide audio explanations + .pdf files for free. The best website I've found so far. I'll be looking for a Japanese equivalent one, if I find one, I'll post it here.
btw, if anyone happen to know one for the Lao Language, please let me know
... (googled some months ago, but couldn't find anything ..good
*edit - typo