I just got in a copy of Understanding Basic Japanese Grammar, published by ALC, the same people that published Nihongo Journal. 200+ Pages. I thought I would do a little mini-review for everyone. I bought my copy through JBox.com and with standard shipping had it in 3 weeks.
First off, the book is pretty squarely aimed at someone taking the JLPT 3 (like me). It is not a JLPT prep book, but the content presumes knowledge of hiragana and katakana and elementary kanji (with furigana)...
Tokyo is a difficult city to get a handle on. I’ve personally only spent a matter of weeks there, and I didn’t even scratch the surface of it. It’s a world class destination, and for Westerners in particular, it has a magic aura. Talking to friends at home in Canada, I’ve been told so many times, “I’d love to go to Tokyo.” From that point of view, I can clearly see the general appeal of a book like this. Author Rob Goss has done his research and uses his knowledge of the city to give it...
I recently attended Naganuma for a 3-month intensive program and given the dearth of info about Japanese Language schools online, here's my experience. If you've also attended / are attending Naganuma, PLEASE post your experience as I have my own set of biases.
A bit about me, so you can understand where my view comes from:
- Japanese ability before Naganuma: beginner/intermediate. I'd taken a few courses and done some self-study back in the US first.
- I could only be in Japan for 3...
Here, I want to recommend a good Android App to learn and memorize Japanese vocabulary.
Japanese Vocabulary (N1~N5) (Available in Google Play Store)
Japanese Vocabulary (N1~N5) - Apps on Google Play
I found that it contains many vocabulary (cover JLPT N5 up to N1) with awesome text UI, and offline pronunciation is supported!!!
The mini game inside the app also helps me in memorizing the newly learned vocabulary a lot.
No additional money is needed to unlock any features. All the content...