Learning Japanese

I’m determined to learn Japanese.

I’ve traditionally been quite bad at learning new languages – I just barely passed Spanish class back in high school – but I’m very determined this time. As a fan of things like anime and manga (and Japanese culture in general), I’d love to understand more of the language.

I’m determined to learn Japanese.

I’ve traditionally been quite bad at learning new languages – I just barely passed Spanish class back in high school – but I’m very determined this time. As a fan of things like anime and manga (and Japanese culture in general), I’d love to understand more of the language. And someday I’d like to go to Japan – which means knowing even just rudamentary Japanese would be very helpful.

Just today I ran across a site that might help me learn Japanese – it’s called iKnow, and I ran across it thanks to Twitter user dannychoo (he also has a website, dannychoo.com, which is very nice if you’re interested in Japanese culture).

I had tried other language-learning software and found it cumbersome to use, and difficult to stick with (which is key for learning any language). But this iKnow site seems much better somehow – it’s difficult to say why. (Interestingly, the site supports OpenID, which is really nice!) I like it, and I’m going to give it a try – and really try to stick to my goal this time.

We’ll see how it works out. If you’re interested in learning Japanese, give it a try!

Author: Keith Survell

A geek, programmer, amateur photographer, anime fan and crazy rabbit person.

2 thoughts on “Learning Japanese”

  1. Hey! My own favorite Japanese learning site, although expensive, is http://www.YesJapan.com. I’ve been going there for years. They not only have language lessons, but music and educational and entertaining videos. I definitely want to check out this one though. It’s new to me!

    Ganbare!!

  2. I like iKnow because it has a nice lesson planner in it – it helps you stay “on track.” Or, at least, it helps ME stay on track by forcing me to do my lessons each day!

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