How I learned Japanese (AJATT, explained in Tkyo語）
Yo, I got this email from some badass mofo in the U.K asking about how to acquire language awesomenss, here is his inquiry:
hey sam so im quite far in reading the stuff thats on table of contents. its really good but just a quick question, could i learn japanese by watching japanese anime? they have english subs so im gonna have to hard subb like in your youtube movie you show us how to block subs lol genius =p. but would you say thats the best way of learning japanese just by watching anime. i cant read books since i dont know the language im GREEDY FOR MY ADVICE. cya later u sexy beech =]
i think i might of embarresed myself with that question but oh well (y)”
My response was:
SRS=kanji first, then sentenceskey point=do fun shit in japanese”
He had some more questions:
hey sam im getting a PHD in media which is the highest media grade to get. now what media is if you dont know is creating all sorts of graphics such as website graphics graphcis for games etc, also covers photography, games development and programming, website design and creation so now you should probably guess. whats the chances of me actully getting a job in Japan because i havent had time to learn it since i had nonstop college and yes! i remeber what you said, theres no such thing as “i dont have time”. but the spare time i had i was so tired to do fuck. but now im getting more spare time. so as you know i live in england but from south wales. now everything is in english. what you was saying earlier about putting yourself in a japanese enviorment is like extreme. 18 hours a day, and once i have studied japanese for 18 hours a day, then when i come back into the real world im back into a english enviroment. my question is how did you stop the english enviroment interfere with the japanese enviroment. also if you was to give me the best 3 tips ever! for learning the japanese language and 3 great tips of the japanese language i will love for ever. but seriously you are the man to talk to, cya later /\/1G
Good questions, here is my response:
Dude, I’m not in media (well, I am, but only translating side). You can get any job in Japan pretty much if you speak Japanese and have the shizzle to back it up yo.
Japanese environment=media(music, video, books, etc.) -this is to get your language listening input.
Daily shit you SHOULD do-SRS (input 30 new kanji/sentence each day). Then do 100 reps.
LISTENING+SRS=language acquisition yo
We do the listening to naturally learn and get used to the language. The SRSing is to increase our vocab, as well as our writing and reading.
The overall point of wanting to learn something is to learn it in the quickest, most efficient way possible….and I think the AJATT way is the way to go. You wanna try other shit, fine, but lets see you get more fluent than me in a shorter amount of time.