Confessions of a Japanese Linguist - How to Master Japanese by Shane Jones
English | July 11th, 2014 | ASIN: B00LQ9ORR6, ISBN: 0989549038 | 184 pages | AZW3/EPUB/MOBI | 1.55 MB
Follow the author on his odyssey from a 24 - year - old Midwesterner unable to speak a word of Japanese as he recounts his initial struggle to survive even Japanese 101, to cramming four years of college Japanese into one year with top grades, to gaining functional fluency, conquering kanji, and finally gaining sufficient mastery over the language to develop marketable Japanese skills as a Japanese teacher and translator, all within four short years.
There is no shortage of excellent resources for learning the Japanese language. If simply having access to excellent study material or a learning environment were the key to language learning success, anyone today with an Internet connection or a good textbook would become a successful learner. However, without the proper insight and understanding of what it really takes to master Japanese, the reality is that most aspiring Japanese learners ultimately fail in their quest to master the language or even gain a basic level of fluency.
This is NOT your run - of - the - mill Japanese textbook. You wonâ€™t learn Japanese grammar, hiragana, katakana, or kanji by reading this book. Instead, How to Master Japanese provides a full insiderâ€™s glimpse of what it really takes to succeed at Japanese, both inside the classroom and beyond, in order to attain a true functional proficiency in the language. As you read, you will learn how to negotiate the many unique nuances of Japanese culture, as well as avoid the many pitfalls and detours in the learning process that can result in years, if not an entire lifetime, of lost time and frustrated effort in attempting to learn the Japanese language and grasp the complicated intricacies of Japanese culture.
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