I find myself back on this blog whenever I’m looking to procrastinate other writing (read: I am drowning in college application essays). There are so many unfinished posts that haven’t made their way to this blog yet, but they will hopefully begin to surface after first semester ends and I have a bit more free time.
This is a draft I wrote a week or two after returning from a study abroad program in Japan that I had the opportunity to pilot this past summer. I was feeling nostalgic, so I hope you’ll excuse the slightly melodramatic tone 🙂 Continue reading
Picking up where I left off yesterday, this post is about resources that help you learn basic grammar and kanji. I’ll also be mentioning where to find structured guides and supplemental resources. If you haven’t already seen yesterday’s post, you can read it here. Continue reading
So you’ve finally mustered up the will to learn Japanese, but…where do you start?
When I first decided to study Japanese, I felt confused and overwhelmed. I eventually figured out the resources and methods that work for me, but many other prospective learners give up before they’ve even begun. In this post, I hope to help any self-learners with the following questions.
- What should I begin learning first?
- Where should I learn it?