I took the 7th lesson from Umi sensei. Her profile link is here: http://cafetalk.com/tutors/profile/?id=11765&lang=en
She was cheerful and enthusiastic. Right away we got connected after she mentioned that she used to live in Hayward, California. It’s so close to where I live!
After that we reviewed grammar. I have already passed JLPT N2 and expected something similar to the Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar. However we started from the very beginning, from particles.
1. 5課～[へ/で/と/に]行きます/～から来ました ：助詞の使い分け
東京 へ 行きます/に 行きます/飛行機 で 行きます。/母 と いきます/北海道 から 来ました。
Below is the lesson point where we had to stop due to time (50 minutes class).
41.22-3 着る・はく・かぶる・かける つける
I learned something new here. When wearing jewelries that shaped like a ring for example bracelet and armlet, we can use the word hameru. For example: ゆびわ を はめる。 うでわ を はめる。
I heartily recommend this lesson for beginners who need a firm grasp on Japanese grammar. However, since it’s intermediate, I wish the lesson is paced accordingly so I have time to review more intermediate grammar points.
I review this lesson as part of Cafetalk Monitor task and tried different lessons and teachers. If I can redo it, I’ll choose her other lesson “Japanese Free Talking for Intermediate and Advanced”. It’s very reasonably priced and I am sure will be fun and useful for intermediate learners and beyond.