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Everything you need to know about learning Japanese

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average hours to spend on learning Japanese

*Average hours required to reach language proficiency equivalent to a college semester of language study (48 hours on Avg.).

How long does it take to learn Japanese?

It takes you about 2200 class hours to learn Japanese from scratch, according to the estimation of the US Department of State. English learners need to spend more time learning Japanese because of different language families. So, you need to study the Japanese language for nearly two years. It also depends on your effort and engagement in learning Japanese. And if you hire a private Japanese teacher who helps you solve your problems, the learning process may be shorter.

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What is the best way to learn Japanese?

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There are many methods to learn Japanese online, but hiring a personal teacher remains the best way to master the language. A private teacher will give the necessary training and help you study the Japanese most efficiently. And one of the best places to find experienced Japanese teachers is italki.com.

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Learn Japanese for Beginners

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It's effective for a beginner to learn the Japanese words and improve Japanese speaking and listening skills.

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Business Japanese

Business Japanese

If you work in a Japanese company, it's necessary to learn business Japanese. italki will help you increase your Japanese communication skills.

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Japanese Test Preparation

Japanese Language Test

italki provides you with a platform for preparing for Japanese languages exams, such as JLPT, N1-N5. Professional teachers can give you the best instructions.

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What are the benefits of learning Japanese on italki?

Below you can check the advantages and benefits of learning Japanese with an online private teacher on italki.

recommendationA private Japanese teacher will develop a tailor-made learning plan to fit your needs and learning objectives.

recommendationYour Japanese tutor will closely observe your progress and teach accordingly.

recommendationConsidering the Japanese language is challenging, your online Japanese teacher will encourage you during the learning process.

recommendationYour teacher will alter their teaching style If it isn't right for you.

recommendationThe courses on italki are much more flexible than conventional lessons. You can ask your Japanese teacher any questions anytime.

Why learn Japanese?

Japanese is the official language of Japan, and approximately 130 million people speak Japanese around the world. It is a unique language with three different scripts: Katakana, Kanji, and Hiragana. The complexity of its language system makes Japanese one of the most challenging languages to learn.

But these facts don't discourage students as there are many good reasons to learn Japanese.

Japan is a technology-driven nation and the third-largest economy in the world. It is a leader in robotics and manufacturing advanced electronics. Learning Japanese will open more job and business prospects for you, especially if you're interested in innovation and technology. Japan is also the land of animation. It is the birthplace of world-famous anime movies and cartoon characters like Doraemon, Shin-chan, etc. Learning Japanese will help adults and children enjoy anime and cartoon series without the help of translators or subtitles. Moreover, understanding Japanese will give you insights into popular Japanese culture, martial arts, karaoke, cuisine, fashion, and traditional craft. That's why so many people find it compelling and exciting to learn Japanese!

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How It Works

Thus, wait no more and start learning Japanese by hiring an online Japanese teacher on italki!

1. Choose an Japanese teacher

2. Schedule a date and time

3. Begin your Japanese language journey

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