5 Martial Arts Principles That Will Help You Master a Language
Most people know that martial arts training can foster discipline and strengthen the mind and body. But it turns out that they also provide many powerful principles you can apply in foreign languages.
How to Use Google & YouTube in Japanese + Change Your Country
Want to improve your Japanese as you use Google apps? Want to watch and read more Japanese content? Change your Google display language and location settings! Here are step-by-step instructions.
How to Use Apple Siri in Japanese (Free AI-Powered Speaking Practice!)
Did you know you can practice speaking with Siri in Japanese? It may not be as good as chatting with humans, but it's still a free and effective way to practice when no Japanese speakers are around.
How to Change Your iPhone, iPad & Mac to Japanese (and Back!)
Changing your iPhone or iPad to Japanese is a powerful ways to immerse yourself in the language without even trying. Read on for step-by-step instructions to change your display language on iOS 17.
Is the "Natural Approach" to Language Learning Lazy and Ineffective?
I am a firm believer in the natural, immersion-based approach to language learning. The basic idea? We acquire languages through exposure and practice, not academic study and conscious memorization.
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.
How to Type in Japanese on iOS & macOS Using Latin Letters
Did you know that you can type in Japanese using the Latin letters you already know? Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to type in Japanese on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
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 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.
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.
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 3 Essential Ingredients You Need to to Learn Any Language
Mastering a foreign language is not easy, but it’s not complex either. All you have to do is consistently show up and give your brain enough of these 3 essential ingredients.
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.”
5 Reasons to Attend a Polyglot Event Even if You Don’t Consider Yourself a Polyglot
Polyglot events are a powerful way to make new friends, refine your learning methods, and normalize your language learning lifestyle. And there's only 1 requirement to attend: a love of languages!
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!