Hey everyone, my name is Nick Hoyt and I’ve got a question for you: would you like to know Japanese?
You see, I was born and raised in America so English is my first language. When I was a kid, I was always really big into watching Anime, reading Manga, and playing Japanese Video Games (JRPGs).
What do all of these things have in common? They all come from Japan!
As I started getting more and more into them, I discovered something that came as a bit of a shock to me. What I found out is that it can take YEARS and YEARS for something in Japanese to get translated into English!
Well, I don’t know about you, but when I discover a great new game or anime that has come out in Japan, I don’t want to wait years before I can get to enjoy it. And that was only the first problem I ran into.
So since I like Japanese things so much, why don’t I just learn Japanese, right? Well of course it was not that simple. What I found out was that Japanese, while fairly easy to pronounce, is VASTLY DIFFERENT from English when it come to the structure and grammar of the language!
And don’t even get me started on the written part of the language. Did you know that Japanese uses not one writing system, not two writing systems, but THREE DIFFERENT SYSTEMS for reading and writing!!!
Well, by deciding to learn Japanese I had set myself up for quite a challenge. And if you’re an English speaker who wants to learn Japanese then I know exactly what you’re going through.
My Journey into the Language of the Rising Sun
I started learning Japanese over five years ago with a simple phrase book that used Romaji (Japanese written in the English alphabet). Since then I’ve read a lot of books and taken a lot of courses to see which ones works the best.
Some of the materials I used were really good for learning how to read and write. Some of them were more helpful for speaking and listening to the language. And others were a great way to pick up a lot of new vocabulary.
I got pretty good at Japanese and started talking to people about it and about language learning in general. The most common question I was asked was “what’s the best book or course to learn a new language.” The problem was, I would have to recommend four or five different ones in order for anyone to really get a full understanding of Japanese. That’s when I became very interested in “how people learn” new things.
In other words, what I wanted to know was what are the fastest and most effective ways that people learn new information and how can those same methods be used to help people learn Japanese.
What I found is that there actually are advanced learning techniques that exist! And the best part is that these advanced techniques can be used in combination with learning the Japanese language. When you do, it accelerates the speed at which you learn Japanese and helps you to skyrocket to success!
What I thought was strange is that almost no one is teaching Japanese to people using these advanced techniques. There are a few great companies and people that use a few of the techniques, but they definitely don’t use the majority of them.
What I discovered is that most people are happy to tell you how the techniques work, but they are unwilling to create or design a Japanese language learning book or course that actually uses the advanced techniques as its primary methods of teaching.
My Personal Mission
The reason I created this site was to help as many people as possible to learn Japanese using these advanced techniques so that they could become proficient in weeks instead of months, and fluent in months instead of years. If it’s alright with you, I’d like to state my mission here and now so that it is publicly known and so that everyone knows where I’ve coming from:
My mission is to help people learn Japanese faster, remember more, and have a whole lot of fun while doing so!
Obviously I’m not a native Japanese speaker, but that is actually my strength when it comes to helping you learn. I know where you’re coming from. The struggles that you are facing are the same ones that I went through.
Also, I am currently working on creating those books and courses that use advanced techniques to accelerate your learning of the Japanese language. Please be patient with me as I only want to present you with the best that I can offer. Until then, be sure to come back often and check out the blog where I will be posting helpful information for you each and every week!
If you ever have any advice for me or for other people who have a desire to learn Japanese, please get in contact with me. I would love to connect with you!
Until then, I wish you all the best and thanks for stopping by!
Founder of Japanese Tactics
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