I don’t know what got into me, but I have just decided to make my life a little more complicated (as if my worries are not enough, hah!). Last week, I registered for a Japanese Language class in Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku (or the Mindanao International College). The school is located in Lanang, which would mean a 16-km ride from where I live.
Classes, which are held every Saturday afternoon at the MKD campus, started yesterday and it will run until December 6. If my sensee gives me the go signal, I will be taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) – Level 4 on December 7, 2008. It actually is a free (well, almost free) distance education program sponsored by MKD. I will only have to pay for the JLPT fee of P650. This payment goes to the Japanese Foundation.
C’mon, ask me why this program is only ‘almost free’ and not ‘absolutely free’. That is because I need to pay a weekly quiz fee of P100 for the regular quizzes conducted every Saturday to check learning progress. Here’s the deal – If I pass the quiz, the school will refund my quiz fee! Otherwise, I bid my P100 goodbye. Therefore, the program practically becomes free only when you do your part well and study hard. Nice motivation technique, huh? 😉