Everyone needs to practice. I suppose that is what makes it hard to learn a language. Most of us in today’s age are looking for a quick return and with a language like Japanese, you usually can’t get that. It takes many times going over things again and again until finally it’s built into you. That is where NihongoUp, for an extremely cheap and reasonable price, steps in.
I was asked earlier this week on twitter if I knew of any Kana reading material resources. The question was in reference to materials such as books, magazines, websites, etc that are written in Kana, rather than lots of Kanji, so that beginners like myself have a chance at actually reading some of it. At the time, I had little to say so I’ve gone to work and this is what I’ve dug up!
There are always more tips and tricks that can be learned, but this is a list of what I consider to be some of the most important things a beginner should learn when studying Japanese! These are things I wish I was taught the first week I started.
I think these series are fairly familiar to those of you who are studying a language, but if not, “My Japanese Coach”(comes in other languages) is a video game for the Nintendo DS. The game itself, as in control/menu, is in English but it teaches you Japanese(or whatever language you get it in).