New boot seeking advice


#1

I just want to work on spoken fluency and the most basic reading skills - any advice?


#2

Step one is getting a textbook and start working on grammar.


#3

Ditto! The structure of Japanese is very different and a good textbook can help you get a solid grasp on the basics. Listen to Japanese often, watch your favorite shows in Japanese!


#4

The best way to work on spoken fluency is to speak with Japanese speakers. It can be terrifying but it really helps. If you don’t have immediate access to people, apps like Italki or hellotalk can connect you with Japanese speakers!

As for reading skills, try graded readers! Here’s a level 1 set on amazon! For other reading ideas, depending on your level you could try NHK easy news. Hope this helps a bit!


#5

I recommend Timberland boots, I used to own a pair and they were really great, lasted me several years.