Author Archive | Kirsty

A Foolproof Guide to Finding Japanese Song Lyrics (Plus: Discovering Your Genre)

a foolproof guide to finding japanese song lyrics

Hey, music lovers.

Could you take off the headphones for a second?

Just a second.

Cool. So what were you listening to just now?

Metallica? Rage Against the Machine? Imagine Dragons? Taylor Swift?

Doesn’t matter.

Here’s where we combine your

4 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On in Japanese Conversation Practice

4 ways to keep calm and carry on in japanese conversation practice

Close your textbook.

You’ve probably been at it for an insane amount of time anyway.

At this point, how much more input can your brain handle?

Now you crave output.

It’s time to enter the Japanese conversation 道場 (どうじょう …

5 Surprising Benefits of Learning Japanese

5 surprising benefits of learning japanese

What comes to mind when you think of Japan?

Animemanga, samurai and ninja?

Geisha, karate, sushi, teriyaki and game shows?

Or perhaps you’re thinking of Harajuku (oh, Gwen…), kawaii, Hello Kitty or those infamous unmentionable vending …

How to Start Dreaming in Japanese by Learning with Immersion

how to start dreaming in Japanese by learning with immersion

Do you want to be immersed in Japanese?

Are you broke?

Or are you too tied down to get yourself to Japan this week, month—or even this year?

No need to give up!

But what you do need to do …

How to Learn Japanese Fast: 4 Useful Hacks

learn japanese faster 4 useful hacks

You want to speak Japanese now.

Right now.

If this sounds like you, then I think I know how you got here (and hopefully that doesn’t sound creepy).

You may have just raised your head from your textbook, your