3 Powerful Improv Principles That Will Help You Speak Japanese More Fluently
As a teen, I was obsessed with the British improv show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Little did I know that years later, I would become an improviser myself, and use many improv principles in Japanese.
3 Easy Ways to Make More Time for Japanese Language Learning Every Day
Mastering Japanese requires mastering your day. Here are 3 proven ways to make the most of your precious time, fit in more Japanese study, and maximize exposure and practice each day.
Want to Get Fluent in Japanese? Then You Must Leave Your "Study Cave"!
Do you spend all your time alone in your Japanese "study cave" trying to master the language? Are you afraid of making mistakes when speaking? It’s time to leave the cave and practice with others!
How to Immerse Yourself in Japanese Using Readwise
Getting overwhelmed by too many reading resources and apps? Use Readwise Reader to save, study, and organize your digital Japanese reading resources in one convenient, consistent, searchable place.
How to Master Any New Japanese Word, Phrase, or Structure in 5 Steps
With the right map, you can climb Japanese Mountain far faster than those who randomly zigzag all over the place. Here are the 5 steps you must take to master Japanese and get fluent far faster.
How to Learn Japanese Using Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music & YouTube Music
Music can be a powerful way to learn a language. In this post, I show you exactly how to learn Japanese through music, with app-specific tips for the 4 most popular music streaming platforms.
The Best 5 Japanese Podcasts for Beginners & Intermediate Learners
Podcasts are a great way to improve your Japanese listening skills, but there are so many to choose from. I’ve listened to hundreds and hand selected the top 5 for beginners and intermediate learners.
3 Ways to Supercharge Your Memory and Master New Japanese Words, Kanji, Grammar & Beyond
Forget forgetting. In this post, I share 3 ways to significantly improve your memory, rapidly expand your Japanese vocabulary, and build the Japanese fluency and literacy you crave.
How to Immerse Yourself in Japanese Using Amazon Prime Video
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can watch dozens of Japanese shows and movies for free on Prime Video. In this post, I share how to learn Japanese on Prime Video and 7 of my favorite titles.
The 8 Best Tools to Level-Up Your Japanese Reading Skills
Learning to read Japanese can be tough, but the following 8 tools can help make your journey a bit easier. It’s time to crack the code, boost your skills, and start enjoying authentic Japanese texts.
These 2 Magical Ingredients Will Get You Fluent in Japanese
There are just 2 essential ingredients you need to bake a deliciously fluent Japanese cake: exposure and practice. And there’s a magical approach you can use to get both right where you are...
The 5 Biggest Mistakes I Made While Learning Japanese
My Japanese journey has been anything but smooth or linear. I eventually figured out what works, but it took lots of trial and error. Here are the 5 biggest mistakes I made; I hope you avoid these!
How to Immerse Yourself in Japanese Anywhere in the World
Once upon a time, there were only 2 ways to get fluent in Japanese: 1) take Japanese language classes, or 2) move to Japan. Today, you can master Japanese right at home using “anywhere immersion.”
Why Duolingo Won’t Get You Fluent (But Why You Should Use it Anyway)
Should you use Duolingo? And will the the app get you fluent in a language? Read on to see the opinion of a linguist who has tested the app for hundreds of hours...
The Top 10 Tools for Learning Japanese Through Online Videos
TV shows and movies are excellent ways to immerse yourself in Japanese anywhere in the world. Here are my top 10 favorite tools for learning Japanese through online videos.
10 Great Japanese Films to Get Immersion On Your Couch!
Movies are a powerful way to immerse yourself in Japanese from afar, giving you valuable cultural and linguistic exposure from the comfort of your couch. Here are my top 10 favorite Japanese films.
Use Narrow Listening & Reading to Get Repetition Without the Boredom
Repetition is essential in language learning, but the same content gets boring fast. “Narrow reading” lets you eat the repetition cake without having to eat the boredom broccoli along with it!