How Im learning Japanese, language tips!

Posted by Peach DeJ on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

In this post, I am going to tell you what sources I use to learn Japanese, and what I recommend if you are self teaching yourself a language ^ ^

The first thing I did was look up how to learn a language, and the best sites and books to learn Japanese.


A few sites I found were:


And also youtube videos:

Not only did I learn Japanese from these sites/videos, but I also learn a lot about Japan, and the Japanese culture. I really suggest learning about the history of the language and country while you are learning a language, because it makes it a lot more interesting and fun!

Here is a picture of the books that I bought.





I also love to use flash cards; they help with learning vocabulary, and memorizing words.


Another thing I love to do is write down the names of things around the house in Japanese and English, then put them all over the house. For example, on my table I put “Tēburu” and under it “Table”, and if you are learning to read/write add


Something that has helped with my writing, reading, AND speaking, is skype and lang-8.
On lang-8 you basically have a blog, and post in the language you are learning. (Like, I would be writing in Japanese) Then native speakers will read and correct it. (Japanese would read and correct mine)
Then you know its not just some random, incorrect info on google. Getting a native speaker to teach you is by far the best way to learn a language.
On lang-8 I made lots of friends who I like to talk to in both English and Japanese, and it has improved my writing, and I have made lots of friends ^ ^

I have not ACTUALLY skyped with anyone yet, but from what I have heard, it helps with speaking. The only way to learn a language is to speak it. So being able to talk with someone on skype with benefit you in learning any language! I am really shy, so I am having a hard time with this >.<

To help with your reading, read books in that language. I am starting to read manga in Japanese, and its helped lots with my reading and writing.

But the MOST important thing you can do to learn a language is… have fun! Don’t stick to boring books, and rewriting pages of words to memorize them. Keep it fun, find new ways to learn, and practice! Because practice makes perfect ^_-

Keep up the good work ^ ^

Thanks for reading! 

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