I enrolled in this school to study Japanese specifically because they offer an associate’s degree in Japanese. I thought, if I’m going to do the work of studying, I want something to … Continue reading Staying Focused on My Actual Goal of Studying Japanese
When I first started on this journey to learning the Japanese language, I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I was super eager and impatient to just be fluent already, and I … Continue reading I Just Finished My First Year Studying Japanese in Community College—This is What I Needed to Hear as a New Student
I’ve made several attempts to learn Japanese over many years, and those attempts often started with formal classes through a local community college. I tried night classes, but they were … Continue reading Are College Classes Worth It to Learn Japanese?
I’ve been studying Japanese in earnest since September 2021, though I’ve made many attempts over the last 10+ years. In that time, I’ve tried dozens (maybe hundreds!) of tools, books, … Continue reading My Favorite Tools for Learning Japanese and When to Use Them
Language learners have so many excellent resources to make their journey to fluency as smooth as possible, and I’d say an online tutor might be the most important. Last year, … Continue reading Tips for Choosing a Tutor and How a Preply Tutor Transformed My Language Learning Experience
This is my final project for my second Japanese class. The assignment: Create a slideshow of photos, talk about them in Japanese using as many adjectives as possible, and combine … Continue reading 日本へ行きましょう (Let’s Go to Japan): My First Video in Japanese
Even though I’m still a beginner, I like to practice listening comprehension as much as possible. One of my favorite things to do is watch television in Japanese; it’s great … Continue reading How to Watch Japanese Dubs on Netflix to Practice Listening Comprehension
I’ve always had great appreciation for language. I deeply admire anyone who speaks more than one language and have always wanted to count myself among them. I’ve wanted to learn … Continue reading Welcome to My Japanese Learning Journey