The best 4 easy ways to learn Japanese, one of which is completely free.
Although the Japanese language looks like a difficult one to learn, looks are deceiving. Japanese writing is different than ours, but other than that, pronunciation of Japanse words is much easier than pronouncing Chinese, German and French.
Whether you plan to travel to Japan or are just curious about the Japanese language, the way you decide to learn Japanese will be different based on:
- your learning style
- the time you have to learn the Japanese language
- the money you want to spend in learning Japanese.
Use one or all 4 ways below to help you when learning the Japanese language.
4 ways to learn Japanese
1. Subscribe in a Japanese language course
Take a Japanese language course and learn Japanese with other students.
You don’t have to be in college to take language classes: many colleges and universities offer foreign language courses open to the public.
Contact your local schools for a listing about:
- when the Japanese courses are available
- the price of the Japanese classes
- what you will learn in these classes.
Knowing what you will learn is of outmost importance: some Japanese courses will make sure you will get by the next time you travel to Japan. Other Japanese courses will focus on teaching Japanese as if you were going to take exams in Japan.
If you think a Japanese course is right for you, ask whether you can join the first Japanese class for free and get your money back if it really isn’t what you were expecting.
2. Learn Japanese at home
Invest in a good book with audio set and computer software.
You can learn Japanese in the comfort of your own home with the right book/audio set and some self discipline. We recommend Rocket Japanese because:
- you can order it right away and start speaking Japanese in an instant
- it has 31 interactive Japanese audio lessons
- it has fun and kind of addictive software to help you remembering Japanese words fast and easy
- it will also teach you about Japanese culture and Japan itself, ideal when you are preparing your next travel to Japan.
3. Get a personal Japanese teacher
Hire a personal language coach or if you are as fortunate as I am: find a Japanese native living in your area who wants to learn your language in return for teaching you Japanese.
Imagine the money you save! One of the best ways to learn Japanese is from some one who is part of the culture.
You will not only learn the appropriate way to pronounce Japanese words, but you will learn the more casual way to speak them, which could make a big difference next time you travel to Japan.
4. Learn Japanese online for free
Visit all websites that offer free Japanese lessons online. In order to make things easy for you, we will add free Japanese classes on our website as well.