Lately I have been making blog posts about videos I have already done but I feel like this post is sooooooo needed. There are so many people who swear by their way of learning a language (or learning anything for that matter) and they tell you every other way is completely wrong. I hear it so much in the internet Japanese study community. This way of thinking and pushing your opinion on everyone else really helps no one at all!
There are loads of ways to learn a new language and no way is going to work for every single person, well... except for maybe the one where they throw you in a foreign country and you have to learn to survive. We are all different and we all learn differently. Some people are visual learners, others are auditory learners, and some people need to read things. So of course no one way of studying will apply to all those people.
On top of there being different kinds of learners there are also people who want to learn different levels of a language. Some people just want to learn key phrases so they can survive on a trip, some want to just learn some casual conversational skills, and others want to dive deep and learn all there is to learn.
All that being said you need to stick to what works for you! It may take a couple tries and a couple failures or you may get the right one right away! There really is no telling until you try. Please... please... PLEASE... don't listen to those who swear it's their way or the highway.
I do a show on RAUR called Kigu Time Radio where I teach Japanese, talk about Japanese culture and more! Above is a link to the cast I did about learning Japanese but I've also done many more casts and you can listen to them HERE or download RAUR on the iOS App Store or on Android.
Soon I will do a blog post about how I learn and study Japanese and my experiences, trials, and failures.
I hope you like this lesson! Want to learn something else? Leave your suggestion in the comments or in the contact form at the top of the page!
(See You Later!)