Apparently my boss told his students that I will be able to answer questions in Japanese on his website. I am going to be working at a small eikaiwa. But, I never said I knew a lot of Japanese. Actually, I told him specifically that I don't know a lot and he had assured me it was alright. I took two years of it in college, but only the first year really stuck with me. The second year was sort of a haze. I suppose the second year was the more important year too, ha ha. Now I'm frantically reviewing my past textbooks before I start work in a couple of weeks. Apparently he has a welcoming party planned for me as well. I haven't met any of the students yet. Some are adults and some are children. I hope the students don't expect too much out of me when it comes to speaking Japanese. Either way, what I really want to know is... what sort of things should I know to be able to answer any questions the students have? I know the basics of Japanese, putting together simple sentences, and about 300 nouns. I don't know nearly as many verbs though. I know enough to get around. I'm a bit low in the grammar department as well. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I absolutely should know? I'm really nervous about starting work now. I hope this year isn't filled with mental scars. If anyone could spare some tips or suggestions, I would be immensely grateful!
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