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New SilverSpoon Openings! (Round 7)

What Is SilverSpoon?

↑ Go here if you’ve forgotten what all SilverSpoon is 😛

Sign Up Now — Only 16 Places Available

There are only 16 places available in this round. This is the final round for low, fixed-price entry into SilverSpoon. Fear not, there will be other chances for you to get in — just at higher prices.

You totally could learn Japanese without AJATT SilverSpoon. But you haven’t so far, have you? Maybe it’s time you gave it a try 😉 . Come. Chillax. Be spoonfeed. You deserve it. 85 weeks from now, you’ll be fluent.

Daily: Less than $2.90 / day

Monthly: Less than $2.40 / day

Full: Less than $1.20 / day

That’s A Bit Pricey, Dontcha Think?

Compared to what? Compared to spending the next 10 years wishing you knew Japanese and buying stuff that you never use and starting and stopping and failing and hating yourself?

Compared to what? Compared to buying a return air ticket to Japan, renting an apartment in downtown Tokyo and then shelling out $8000~$24,000 in tuition alone to attend a “Japanese Language School“, where you get the privilege of being in a class with 15 Chinese kids, 5 Koreans and a hot Russian chick who perennially looks like she’s on the brink of suicide…all of whom proceed to destroy you at kanji and make you feel like a total noob?

Not to mention being led by an uptight, condescending teacher who can barely conceal the fact that she thinks that you’re a stupid gaijin who’ll never really get it, and has a rigid schoolmarm mentality whereby she refuses to let you talk like a real Japanese person of your age and personality (deep breath). Compared to that?

Compared to what? Compared to trying stuff that doesn’t deliver results, that will happily leave you illiterate, that doesn’t have a date for completion, and that doesn’t have the guts to offer you a full, total, fo-shizzle refund if you’re not transformed into a person of language skills so awesome that your ethnic origin is occasionally called into question?

Compared to what?

Let’s learn Japanese for real this time, man. No more bait and switch by schools. Get the accountability you deserve. Get the results you deserve.

Let’s do it.

Fo’ Shizzle Fluency Guarantee

Guaranteed fluency: if you’re not fluent in Japanese at the end of 595 days of faithfully executing the simple, easy, quick, straightforward sprint missions fed to you daily by AJATT SilverSpoon, you can have a full refund. No questions asked.

In fact, if you just decide partway through that you just don’t like it, you can have your money back. That’s how sure I am this works. That’s how freakin’ cool I am. Just an empty email to < refund at ajatt dot com > , with the following subject: “I want a refund, but I still love you. I care about you. I promise I’ll be back again.” will suffice.

Succeed or get your money back. Fluency or your money back. The days of messing around are over. The people who take your money to help you learn should take responsibility for the results. I mean, I’m almost perfect. But even I’m not all the way there. Things happen. If and when they do, you don’t have to pay for that imperfection.

Working definition of fluency:

  • Reading: Can read a randomly selected general interest (e.g. newspaper) article aloud.
  • Listening/Speaking: Can listen to a randomly selected 60~90-second audio clip from prime-time television and repeat the dialogue.
    • Express ideas directly or via circumlocution
  • Writing: Can accurately transcribe a randomly selected audio 60~90-second spoken exchange from prime-time television or radio.

  22 comments for “New SilverSpoon Openings! (Round 7)

  1. Harry
    June 9, 2011 at 11:35

    Meeh, I wish that monthly was still available. 😛
    Anyway I’ve only been in for a couple of hours and so far I love what I see!

  2. June 9, 2011 at 11:54

    Yeah, I’m wishing the monthly was still available, if only to just check it out. Of course, for that purpose, the daily would be even better, but that’s sold out, too!

  3. Cush
    June 9, 2011 at 18:44

    I think that Ajatt silver spoon is an insult to real ajatt learners and is sacrilegious to the ajatt method( classes suck, what happened to that huh?) I thought ajatt was about doing what we wanted, not what Khatz wanted. Sorry Khatz, no sale.

    • June 10, 2011 at 01:17

      You know what, I was going to write something defensive… But I feel like it’s better saved. If you don’t have the money, don’t buy it. Save your money and buy Japanese media. Keep on keeping on. And when you’re fluent in Japanese, we’ll all congratulate you!

    • Jonny
      June 10, 2011 at 03:40

      Here’s how it works: if you don’t want to use it, then don’t use it. If you do want to use it, then you can use it. You always have those two options. Why do people always forget that?

      • Jonny
        June 10, 2011 at 03:46

        Oops… now I feel bad. That was comment was a little too condescending… sorry. 🙁

    • JC
      June 10, 2011 at 11:49

      Do you ever stop whining?

      • Cush
        June 12, 2011 at 16:56

        Hey, I’m just voiceing my opinion, about ajatt silverspoon.I just don’t think ajatt silverspoon is for me. Geez people, lighten up. The time we’re wasting here( myself included lol) is time that we could be studying Japanese. Khatz puts out all kinds of Ajatt merchandise. Everyone isn’t going to like all of it. Stop bitching to these people and read a manga already!

        • Harry
          June 12, 2011 at 19:24

          It’s okay bro, I agree with you. People just get defensive over needing someone else to do their hard language-learning work for them.

  4. twinzen
    June 9, 2011 at 21:33

    I didn’t receive a mail with the information about this new opening. :< One day late and it is all sold out, except for the 2 year package which is way too risky for me to spend so much money on. I'll keep checking back if new openings come though…

    • June 13, 2011 at 13:06

      where is the risk when its guaranteed, full money back?

  5. Tarkonis
    June 9, 2011 at 23:12

    @Cush: You can do what you want. It’s just a guide. In between recommended activity you can do what you want. Take a break? Up to you.. It’s the AJATT method but having stuff I wouldn’t know how to find, found for you. You choose to use it or not use it. The most important thing is that it keeps me on the path and makes me excited to think of what is coming the next day. I don’t look at the next day’s content before work as it makes the journey to work fun. When could you ever have said that travelling to work was fun?

    Personally (being a member) the things being offered so far are examples of things I wouldn’t be able to find myself. (As I can’t read Japanese, hence mine japanese websites for media).

    I’m enjoying it so far. I come to work with a smile on my face because I know that in 563 days i’m going to be fluent in Japanese. If i’m not fluent in Japanese I get all my money back in one go. *>>ALL MY MONEY BACK<<*

    What did I have to lose.. Nothing.

    If anything it's forced me to get organised(ish). I've dug out my old Ipod and put Japanese things on it. I'm watching Drama every night and have removed my usual English media (apart from this blog) from my environment. I've stopped playing my English video games and stopped watching TV in favour of internet Japanese media. I never did this just reading the blog. I would always procrastinate. I would always binge like Khatz said, get bored/frustrated at my lack of progress and fall of the wagon.

    As I now have an end goal that is tangible, it made me stop being lazy and get with the program.

    • June 10, 2011 at 01:13

      ^This. Over and over again, read this.

      You’ve described my situation, except I just started!

    • Harry
      June 10, 2011 at 10:29

      Tarkonis’s comment I third, to many times I personally have strayed from the path to Japanese, with this, it keeps ya focused! Not only that but finally I have resource to take from.

    • Mike
      June 10, 2011 at 23:12

      This describes my experience too.

      Paying less than $2 a day to have Khatz plan things out for me saves me hours per day which I can use to do paid work. I’m actually saving money by being subscribed!

  6. June 14, 2011 at 01:10

    For everyone who isn’t spoon fed.. This site has a great guide for going J-J! It worked as a boost for my ajatt experience! Free too of course..

  7. Es2Kay
    June 18, 2011 at 01:08

    “That’s what you get when you put people through years of “sit down, shut up and do as you’re told”; you get people who only know how to be managed and be led — you get sheep.” -Khatz
    So, basically AJATT SS is for sheeps, sorry sheeps it isn’t your fault..

  8. purefault
    June 19, 2011 at 06:18

    16 spots opened on June 8th, and they’re all taken already?
    Crap, I was really considering doing this soon, even thought the daily/months were sold out…

  9. June 28, 2011 at 05:36

    I just found this, but now it’s all sold out!

  10. Todd
    July 5, 2011 at 08:17

    Why on earth is he keeping it so exclusive? If he sells 32 spots, does he not make twice as much as if he sold 16??

  11. Daniel Bruno
    July 19, 2011 at 05:31

    Is there an email where I can subscribe to know when new spots are open?

  12. Albert
    July 22, 2011 at 04:27

    How about that intro pumped the hell out of me just to find out that all available spaces are sold out. Looks like I’ll keep on studying on my own until I can take a seat.

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