Learning Japanese may be a big challenge, but doesn’t have to be complicated.

Ultimately, learning a new language can be boiled down to a short equation: [time invested] X [method quality] = [progress]. You could obsess (translation: procrastinate) for days, weeks, or even months about finding the perfect system for mastering Japanese — but you won’t actually learn anything until you sit down to study. At the same time, you could spend countless hours on DuoLingo or RosettaStone exclusively without much to show for it after a certain point.

But what I love about the study system I’m sharing here…


As with most things in life, the key to making progress in learning Japanese is consistency.

I know from experience that it can be tempting to procrastinate by tinkering away at the tools and systems you use to study and learn new languages. Maybe the seventh page of Google will hold the secret to fluency. Maybe this fifteen-minute YouTube video will solve all of my pronunciation mistakes and I will finally sound like a native speaker.

Spoiler: you won’t.

The facts are much less glamorous. An imperfect study method used every day will get you much further than hoping you…

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