As a continuation to the first Learning Japanese post, I decided to take a look at some common questions I came across while procrastinating spending time on forums and websites that deal with learning the Japanese language.
I try to answer them based on how I feel about them and my own experience. Hopefully it will be of some use of you.
There’s one question that’s bound to come up over and over again on any forum or website dedicated to learning Japanese:
“How did you learn Japanese?”
or perhaps just:
“How should I learn Japanese?”
…Or a variation of the above.
It’s not surprising – after all, learning a new language is a huge task and many people have no idea how or where to even begin, especially if they have never learned a foreign language before. That’s why, I figured I’d give answering this question a shot. This is going to be a multi-part post, and the first one is a summary of how I’ve learned Japanese up to this point.
Note that this is 100% my experience. What it means is that you might try some of the stuff that worked for me and find out that it doesn’t work for you. You might try stuff that didn’t work for me and realize it’s a great fit for you. My way is not the only true way of learning the language – there’s no such thing as one, “right” way of learning a new language. There’s only what works for you and what doesn’t, which you’re going to have to find out through trial and error.
So, with all of this out of the way, let’s get started.