I'm currently on a gap year, and will be heading off to Uni September 2011. Learning Japanese has always been always one of those things I'd always wanted to do, but never got around it.
I'm dying to visit the country, but I think the experience would be even better if I was familiar with the language, so I reckon I'll save my dream trip for after Uni! Being on a gap year, I've decided that this is the perfect time to get a basic understanding of the language before I hopefully carry on my studies to a further level at Uni.
I'm currently considering going on an evening course at UIC London, as trying to self teach myself is something I don't think would work out. Has anyone taken up a course to learn the language? could you recommend me somewhere in London?
If not, I'd like to find out how you learned the language!
How did YOU learn Japanese? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 29-11-2010 19:10
- 30-11-2010 00:17
I primarily learned began to learn it through my Boyfriend, he's Japanese. Then I picked some more stuff up through watching dramas, a bit of anime and listening to some Jpop. Then I took an evening class at the university once a week. I've still got a long way to go, but it all starts with an interest, which it seems you've got. So I wish you luck.
- 30-11-2010 00:19
It started off really inspirational and stuff but he's kind of turned into a self-righteous prick. But what he says does make sense! I suggest giving it a bit of a read.
- 01-12-2010 17:14
I started with the "Teachyourself" series on Japanese about 4-5 years ago. I wouldn't really reccommend it though lol. There are plenty of great places to learn Japanese in London. First off I know several people that study at SOAS http://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre...ages/japanese/ and have found it really useful also I'd personally reccommend http://itojapanese.com/ they are really friendly and helpful here mind you english isn't allowed in the lessons!