My husband and I are excited to be visiting Japan for the first time in December. It’s one of those places on “the list”, you know, the long list of places we really really want to travel to. Neither of us speaks a word of Japanese. Even in countries where English is spoken widely, we think it’s rude to show up and not be able to say at least the basics in the local language, such as ‘please’, ‘thank you’, ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, ‘ticket’, count to ten and so on. So today I trawled through some sites offering online Japanese lessons, some including audio and video. There are HUNDREDS, but some that look OK so far include:
NHK World (news organisation)
I haven’t done much language learning online before, usually opting for the buy book/CD/attend classes options. But that seems silly when there are lots of free resources on the web.
Any tips? If you speak or have learnt Japanese, I would love to hear your thoughts.