The 2 Magical Ingredients of Japanese Fluency
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...
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.
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.
How to Get Fluent in Japanese Using iTalki
Want to master Japanese but don't live in Japan? Don't have any Japanese friends to practice with? No problem. You can get all the speaking practice you need right at home using the site italki!
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.”
Review of Skritter: The "Write" Way to Master Chinese Characters & Japanese Kanji
Skritter is an innovative app that helps you master the writing, meaning, and pronunciation of Chinese characters and Japanese kanji through spaced repetition and active recall.
How to improve your listening, reading & spelling skills with Clozemaster
Instead of trying to teach you words in isolation like most apps, Clozemaster teaches you vocabulary in context through mass exposure to complete sentences. Here’s how to get the most out of the app.
Drops App Review: Does Drops Work? Will it Get You Fluent in a Language?
From its beginning as a lean, bootstrapped startup to its recent $50 million acquisition, Drops has a seriously impressive origin story. But does the app actually work? Will it help you get fluent?
Should You Use Subtitles When Watching Japanese Anime, Shows & Films?
The short answer? It depends. It depends on your goals. It depends on your level. And it depends on how much time and discipline you are willing to invest.
Review of LingQ.com: Learn Dozens of Languages Using Authentic Content You Choose
LingQ is a website and app created by hyperpolyglot Steve Kaufmann that allows you to learn dozens of languages using authentic content. Choose from the LingQ library or import your own resources.
How to Immerse Yourself in Japanese Using Netflix
Instead of “Netflix and chill,” why not try “Netflix and learn?” In this post, I show you how to immerse yourself in Japanese right at home using TV shows and movies.
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...