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Students learn the Japanese sentence structure and vocabulary necessary for acquiring basic conversational skills. Students are also taught to read and write about basic, familiar topics. At the completion of this course, students will be at approximately level N5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Reading is necessary even for spoken :
Even if all you want is to talk, you should still invest in your reading skills. Written Japanese is arguably the best foundation for understanding and using spoken Japanese, thanks to the unusually close relationship between how the language is spoken and how it’s written.
After you get used to reading and identifying the common twists and turns that happen in real-life speech, it will be immensely easier for you to understand them when you actually hear them spoken by natives. The Japanese writing system consists of three alphabets. In order to read and write Japanese you need to master Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. DAILY NIHONGO covers all three extensively.
How to Teach Yourself Japanese:
If you are taking classes once or twice per week and think it’s not enough, then this article is for you. If you are out on your own trying to self-teach, this article is for you. If you study Japanese in a classroom, then you are following a set program laid out by your teacher. This program is most likely designed to teach you grammar, vocabulary and written Japanese.