Japanese for Beginners: 5 Study Tips That Work
Although learning a new language is a gradual process, there are things you can do to make the learning experience easier and more rewarding. Language teacher Carol Beth L. shares the best ways to learn Japanese for beginners...
When you're learning a new language, it's important to start with the basics and lay a firm foundation. Here are a few tips that will help you on your quest to learn Japanese.
1) Write in Hiragana and Katakana
The Japanese writing system is very different from E
3 Simple Ways to Remember Japanese Grammar Rules
Having trouble remembering how to conjugate Japanese verbs, or when to use formal pronouns? Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. shares some tips and tricks to help you learn Japanese grammar rules...
When you're learning a foreign language, you may have a tendency to apply your own grammar rules to your new language, often with hilarious results. Arguably the hardest part about learning a new language is trying to remember new grammar rules. Luckily, there are several basic concepts tha
Learn Japanese Through Music: 7 Fun Songs to Sing at Karaoke
Karaoke is a fun activity in any language, but believe it or not, singing karaoke is also a great way to improve your Japanese-language skills.
Karaoke, as we know it, actually started in Kobe City, Japan. The word 'karaoke' is a combination of the words kara (from karappo, which means 'empty') and oke (from okesutura, which means 'orchestra').
You may not have realized that you can learn Japanese through music, but karaoke is one of the best ways to practice vocabulary and pronunciati
Japanese Vocabulary: 10 Animals in Japanese
If you're taking Japanese lessons, you've probably learned the basics like greetings and phrases. So, let's get into some fun Japanese vocabulary. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Kaoru N. teaches you the names for common animals in Japanese...
1. Inu - ? / ? - Dog
Humans and dogs have a special bond, and just like in the rest of the world, dogs are important animals in Japanese.
There are two kanji letters for "dog," but the second one is less common, and only used when its part o
The 7 Best Japanese Videos for Language Students
Japanese videos are fantastic to help you practice the skills you're learning in your Japanese lessons. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate student, it's easy to find a video series that suits your needs.
Here are our recommendations for the best videos to help you learn Japanese.
Set in a classroom, complete with a white board and pointer, this video demonstrates how to introduce yourself in Japanese.
The instructor explains the phrases and p