The Japanese language school is holding a new course in Brighton

A Japanese language school is holding a new course in Brighton from July 26.

Step Up Japanese’s Tadoku course will feature easy books, picture books, and manga, all in Japanese.

Tadoku means “to read a lot” in Japanese and is a method of learning foreign languages ​​by reading easy and fun books.

The six-week course will take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Friends Center in Brighton Junction.

Fran Wrigley, Japanese teacher at Step Up Japanese, discovered the read-a-lot method while living in Nagoya, Japan.

The Japanese writing system, which uses three different alphabets, is known to be difficult.

And Fran now wants to encourage language learners to look beyond the usual grammar-based textbooks.

She said, “We all love to snuggle up with a good book, but my students told me that reading Japanese books was intimidating.

“The sense of accomplishment you get from reading a book in a foreign language is amazing.

“A lot of people use e-readers these days, but there’s something nostalgic and reassuring about a real paper book. I’m really excited about this. It’s gonna be so much fun!

Although Japanese books for children are offered, the course is intended for adults.

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