Nice to meet you. I’m Teena.
I’ve wanted to learn Japanese since at least the 7th grade, and in Fall 2021, I enrolled at my community college to fulfill this dream and earn an associate’s degree in Japanese. After that, I will take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
This is where I chronicle my journey to Japanese fluency. If you’re here because you’re learning Japanese too, ようこそ！
- I do not use romaji.
- My posts are mostly in English with some Japanese.
- As I progress in my journey, I use more Japanese. If you want to see my earlier posts, with study tips for beginners for example, start here for my very first post.
Below is a small gallery of photos taken during our trip to Japan in 2019. These help me stay motivated to keep learning so I can use my language skills to be more conversational with the locals next time we visit.