Learning Japanese

  • Education
  • Sunday, 02 Aug 2020

AS a Japanese language student, I believe that learning another language reinforces one’s memorising skills.

The Japanese language which consists of three parts – hiragana, katakana and kanji – is easy to learn. The language is interesting and there are plenty of learning resources and materials available online.

One can watch cartoons and even listen to songs on YouTube on the Internet. There are also karaoke videos for adults in addition to the numerous children songs that teach basic Japanese. Video games like Just Dance is another fun way to learn Japanese. You can follow the dance moves at home while listening to the songs and reading the lyrics. Some people have recorded and uploaded videos of themselves doing this on YouTube. Japanese books and comics are also available on the Internet.

There are free Japanese language tests online to examine one’s prowess of the language. The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services also provide a test for beginners called the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). With the Olympics happening in Tokyo next year, learning Japanese would be a fascinating experience because if one travels to Japan, it would be easier to communicate with the locals.



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