Wow, it’s been a while! I’m so sorry that we fell off the face of the Earth again. I guess it’s safe to say we’ll be no Katzumoto (in his quest for learning Japanese he did it in 18 months with immersion). The immersion method works well as long as you keep trekking and don’t give up. A few people have asked if this method works, and it definitely does, but you have to put your priorities in place. If you put Japanese on the back burner like 永次 and I often do, it will obviously take longer. But we’re OK with that because the journey really is half the fun for us. I hope you all are doing well and you’ve progressed in your Japanese journey! (A special thanks to Matt for giving us the push we needed to get back to posting again.)
A mix of Japanese stories, poems, and other literature (Sherlock Holmes!) read to you in Japanese to fuel your language learning. Listen while you work on other things! Immerse yourself!
A mix of Japanese talk shows (by Japanese, for Japanese) to fuel your language learning. Listen while you work on other things! Immerse yourself!
Learning Japanese At HomeOur goal for Kanji & Tea, aside from sharing our struggles and successes, is to help provide the everyday person with all the tools necessary to learn Japanese on their own through everyday immersion.
How did you learn your first language? Hands on and not through a text book! You listened, you watched, you absorbed. Well, what's stopping you from learning your second or third language that way? The answer is nothing.
You have everything you need to get started. All that's left is to just start.
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