Learning Japanese with audio is without doubt the fastest and most efficient way to get started. If you are lucky enough to have some Japanese friends who can help then you are already ahead of the game. In most cases people will look to evening classes at their local college or on the internet for online basic Japanese lessons.
Of course the best way to learn any language is in the country itself. This has obvious advantages but for most of us this is not possible and we have to choose more practical methods of how to learn Japanese.
The more you learn about Japan and its people you quickly realize that they are the masters of efficiency. You would do well to model them in this respect and apply their meticulous methodology to some research which will allow you to begin your adventure in Japanese language study in a way that lends itself to providing maximum returns for the time that you invest in studying.
Ok so we might all admire the Japanese mindset but just don’t have the time or resources to spend on the research, lucky I have done it for you then!
Why study Japanese?
There are many advantages to learning any new language, in this case the growing importance of Japan in the global markets could mean that having some knowledge of Japanese culture and language may give you an edge if you are employed in such areas as tourism, journalism, technology and many other areas of employment or stay at Tokyo capsule hotel or Okinawa hotel.
Of course it would be remiss of me not to mention how incredibly beautiful Japan is itself and how truly fascinating their culture is. Learning how to speak Japanese with a view to visiting the country at some point is in my view enough of a motivating factor and reward in itself.
Although it may seem a daunting prospect if you plan your strategy in advance and put some regular time aside for studying, learning Japanese with audio is achievable. I recently came across a young man whilst researching the subject who’s learn to speak Japanese tips included,”learning Japanese on his palm pilot”.
Having spent a lot of time in the forums and researching the best way to learn Japanese I have come up with the following conclusions.
Learning about the language and culture is best done in Japan itself. If at all possible enlist the help of some Japanese friends. If using Japanese MP3 downloads or inexpensive language CDs, ensure that they come from only the very best sources like the ones offered for sale by Dr Paul Pimsleur, Dr Robert Blair and the publishing house Harper Collins. All have proven track records for learning Japanese online with audio.
Whether your motivation is personal or professional you can be assured that this adventure that you are about to embark on will be truly rewarding. Many scholars have spent their whole lives immersed in the beauty of this language, its people and its culture. You could do a lot worse than choosing to invest some of your precious time in learning Japanese with audio.
Ok it’s probably predictable to say Sayonara (Sa-yo-na-ra). (goodbye)but I’ll add a little as I hate being predicatable
Saying goodbye to a close friend (informal) is said like this “Ja-ne” (pronounced) jar-neigh!
Have fun learning the Japanese language, Ja-ne!