If you want to read Japanese like a pro, you need a strategy. And now you are just one click away from knowing all the secrets and tricks that will enable you to develop your reading skills in the most effective way.
How to Learn Japanese Through Reading: A Survival Guide, my detailed study strategy for readers, has been published as a guest post over at NihongoShark — a big thank you to Niko for making this project possible! (Check out the rest of NihongoShark for other interesting articles.)
The guide gives you important information on:
And this is how it begins:
Most things in life aren’t nearly as difficult as they seem.
You take a few hesitant first steps, get the hang of it, and then laugh at your old self for being scared so easily when there was really nothing to worry about.
Reading Japanese, though, is every bit as difficult as it seems — and then some. At no point does it ever truly become a piece of cake, unless it’s a cake made of plutonium.
But luckily, difficult doesn’t mean impossible.
All it means is that you need to be well-prepared for the challenge. You’ll need dedication, grit, and above all, genuine love for Japanese. If you’re reading this, you probably have all three already.
Reading is an effective learning activity in any language, but in Japanese it is a crucial skill.
Your reading skill determines the ceiling of how proficient you can potentially become in the other skills (listening, speaking, and writing).
For any serious learner of Japanese, reading well is not merely a byproduct of having mastered the language, but also an indispensable part of the way toward that goal.
You don’t just learn to read; you also read to learn.
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