Some tips from experienced professional Japanese teachers to Japanese beginners- episode 1
3 major obstacles and suggestions for Japanese beginners (1)
Hello everyone, my name is Martin. I am a professional Chinese-Japanese bilingual teacher. I am very passionate about language teaching, so I recently became a teacher on ITALKI.
In fact, in my past more than 5 years of teaching experience, I found that there are three major obstacles for Japanese learners to learn Japanese.
(1) HIRAGANA &KATAKANA
Many students begin to learn Japanese because they like anime, Japanese dramas and even only Japanese pronunciation. But when they saw 47 hiragana, 47 katakana immediately eliminated their fighting spirit. Some students finally made up their minds to start learning Japanese, but after learning a few lines, they found that there is really no way to memorize them and then give up. Some students finally learned all the Kanas, but after a long time, they only remember Hiragana and not Katakana. Even if some students have reached the intermediate level, many katakana are unknown.
Suggestion: Personal advice you must read Japanese Kana repeatedly every day. Not only the writing method of Kana but also pronunciation is very important. If you practice the Kana, you can achieve twice the result with half the effort in the future. I don’t need a long time every day. One minute in the morning and one minute in the evening are enough. I have taught hundreds of students over the past five years and successfully persisted to the end. First of all, make sure that you need to relax and not put too much pressure on yourself, especially at the initial stage of language learning, you must learn at your own pace. According to my experience, slow people can basically read all the kanas after 10 lessons, and fast people can read al the kanas after 5 lessons. So even the most excellent students also need 5 hours of non-stop training to reach the level of remembering kanas. So don't put too much pressure on yourself, and don't give yourself unrealistic requirements, such as reading articles immediately after learning kanas. Because this takes a long time to achieve.
In the next issue, I will share 2 other obstacles and suggestions.If you have any questions, please feel free to consult me ^_^