There are many reasons for learning Japanese. Understanding Japanese slides countless doors for you in terms of opportunities (work, education), helps you appreciate other people’s cultures and traditions, and be vital when doing business abroad.
Is Japanese Difficult to Learn
One thing that may discourage you from learning Japanese is the perception that the language is hard to understand. Like any other language, you may find it a little bit odd and difficult to learn Japanese, but with time, you’ll grasp various words and construct a few sentences.
There are so many resources to help you learn Japanese:
1. Read Blogs and Books Online
The good thing with learning Japanese is that you don’t necessarily need a physical teacher to take you through the process. With the world turning into a digital platform every other day, you can just open your browser and Google the basics of the Japanese language. Simply search for How to Write and Speak Japanese, and hundreds of results will pop up on your screen. Choose the site that pleases you the most, and learn to say, “Kon’nichiwa.” You can also download a few podcasts and listen to them in the morning or evening when exercising or going to work.
2. Online Classes and Videos
You can also make use of YouTube and other online video platforms on the internet. Here, you’ll access hundreds of videos that teach you Japanese. Attend online classes on these platforms for about one or two months, then you’ll be good to go. A few online classes will ask to register with them and pay some fees. But you can also take advantage of free videos and classes.
3. Attend Brick-and-mortar Japanese Classes
But this doesn’t rule the possibility of attending land-based classes to learn the language. If the opportunity presents itself, grab it with both hands. You may look around your neighbourhood to see if anyone is offering Japanese classes.