Michael

Michael has lived in Japan on and off for almost 10 years. He loves studying Japanese, and is currently working on going from N2 to N1 on the JLPT.

The 12 Best Books To Learn Japanese

(Updated April 5, 2021) Japanese language students are incredibly lucky: There’s so much competition for Japanese learning materials that the quality of Japanese textbooks out there are extremely high compared to some other less-pursued languages (even compared to Korean textbooks for example). In the 12+ years I’ve been studying Japanese, I have bought piles and …

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The 10 Best Korean Textbooks for Self Study

(Updated April, 2019) Until recently, Korean was a rare language for Westerners to learn. But thanks to the rapid economic development of South Korea, and increasing interest in Korean culture in recent years seems to have led to more Korean learning materials being made available (I’m lookin’ at you, Korean Dramas and K-Pop). Unfortunately, there …

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