At this point in time, I have already introduced resources and uploaded detailed videos on how to study vocabulary. In this article, I cover everyone’s favorite topic of all, and that is Japanese Kanji! I attempt to demystify Kanji for you and will give reasons why you don’t need to study Kanji.
Continue reading Learn Japanese – Kanji Is Just Another Piece Of The Puzzle
By now I’ve hopefully given you the motivation, and now I’ve given you the tools. This article will mostly be focused on utilizing the tools that I introduced in the last “Learn Japanese” article, except this will be be heavily based on learning vocab. If you haven’t had a chance to see what those are, check them out here. Don’t worry about kanji, I will explain why you don’t need to study it in more detail in the next article.
Continue reading Learn Japanese – Vocabulary
Perhaps you read the introductory post of New School Kaidan’s first ever “Learn Japanese” series or maybe this is your first time reading this and you want to learn Japanese. If this is your first time at NSK and/or you are new to Japanese Idols, check out Dae’s Idol 101 to see what we’re all about. Either way, I bet you’re itching to get started but maybe you don’t know where to start. This post will introduce some of the things that you can use to get started, things that might be useful to you, things that I think you should get, or a combination of all three. Think of it like a starter deck of trading cards, but in this instance it’s a starter deck of Japanese learning resources. The list is not in any particular order so please bear with me.
Continue reading Learning Japanese – Tools of the Trade
Hello everyone, it’s me missingno15 and I hope this will turn out to be a long and beneficial series for those of you who just happen to have the same passion for idols but need to know “moonspeak”! As you may or may not know, I
am was aiming to take the JLPT N1 this year so you can say my Japanese language abilities are decent. I am willing to share what I know, how I got there, the tools that I frequently use and what my methodologies are.
On that note, since this will be the first post, I want to talk about the most important factor that you must maintain throughout your Japanese language learning process. That is your motivation. Now, luckily for you, I enjoy helping out idol fans because you guys have the same passion as me. It’s harder for me to lets say, give an example of a specific word or grammar point that I found from a show that I watched to an anime fan or someone who has interest in neither and still feel just as enthusiastic as I am about learning something new with that material. But even for idols fans, it’s hard to keep on studying Japanese because of whatever personal obligations you may have in your life.
I guess I’ll start by sharing with you how I first got motivated to learn Japanese. Everyone loves a (good) story.
Continue reading Learning Japanese – On Motivation