The Best Ways To Learn How To Speak Japanese

October 7, 2023
The Best Ways To Learn How To Speak Japanese

Learning Japanese can be one of the greatest decisions you will ever make about how to use your free time. As you do it, your interest and understanding of Japanese culture will deepen. Speaking Japanese will also allow you to delve further into Japanese culture and you will be able to converse with native Japanese speakers more effectively.

Do you want to learn Japanese and be able to speak it fluently? If the answer is yes, you might feel overwhelmed by the time commitment required to achieve a proficient level at it. Don't worry though; there are things you can do to learn and speak Japanese quicker and more efficiently.

The best ways to learn how to speak Japanese

The following are the things that you can do to help you learn how to speak Japanese. We have organized them in order starting from the most effective option.

1. By travelling to Japan to study at a language school

Japanese Language Class in Japan
Japanese Language Class in Japan (source:

The benefits of studying at a language school in Japan are pretty obvious and we believe that it is the most effective. You may take what you learn in class and put it into practice right away. When you go to Japan to study, you will also be immersed in the culture and language because everyone around you speaks Japanese. You can put what you've learned in class into action and get experience by speaking with Japanese people every day. 

Language schools in Japan offer highly intense lessons with 4 or more hours of study per day. The following are some of the top Japanese language schools you can attend:

All of the mentioned language schools are located in Tokyo. Of course, Japan still has a ton of excellent language schools. If you're thinking about going to Japan to study, can help you choose the best language school. There, you can find a variety of language schools in Japan's various cities that will meet your needs and goals. You can work part-time while you study if you want to. When you're done, you'll be in a good position to pursue higher study or work in Japan on a full-time basis. 

2. By studying at a Japanese language school in your local city

Japanese Language Lesson
Japanese Language Lesson (source:

Of course, attending a language school in Japan is not a requirement if you want to learn how to speak Japanese. Furthermore, there are not that many people who can afford a trip of several months away from their home country. Your next best option is to learn how to speak Japanese while you’re in your home country. You just have to find the best Japanese language school in your local city to help you get started. 

Learning with professional teachers is always better than learning just by yourself. With the help of Japanese professional teachers, you will be introduced to Japanese grammar in a thorough and comprehensible way without getting so overwhelmed. By the way, if you live in Toronto, Canada, at Japademy we offer In-person lessons so that you can learn with our experienced Japanese teachers in a classroom. Visit Japademy Lessons in Toronto for details.

3. By studying at an online Japanese language school

Japanese Language Online Lesson
Japanese Language Online Lesson (source

If you don't have a lot of time to study in an actual Japanese language school, an online Japanese language school is the best option for you. You can learn how to speak the language with the help of an online Japanese language school like Japademy. At Japademy, we have the best native teachers who can help you learn with fun and effective lessons. We offer Japanese online lessons where you will be part of a small group of students. If you’re a beginner, joining our online group lessons is perfect for you. Of course, we are not the only option available, just look out there for other online schools until you find the one that makes you feel the most comfortable and that suits better your availability and learning goals. 

4. By using other common activities

We decided to share here with you some of the other options we have heard over the years from students who have come to us looking to make meaningful progress. However, keep in mind that these learning alternatives are not as effective to learn how to speak Japanese. Some of these learning alternatives are:

  1. Studying on your own
  2. Using apps (Duolingo, etc.)
  3. Listening to Japanese music
  4. Watching anime

Although these learning alternatives can also help you learn Japanese, these will not fully and effectively help you to master the language and be able to speak it fluently. In our previous blog entitled “How long does it take to learn Japanese”, we have discussed the reasons why these learning alternatives are not really effective in helping learn how to speak Japanese. If you’re interested to know more about the reasons, kindly check it out!


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It can be really challenging to learn how to speak Japanese, especially if you're just starting out or not yet completely immersed in the language. The best and most efficient ways to learn Japanese more quickly are the ones that were stated above. You will be able to fully grasp and learn how to speak Japanese by putting one of the ways mentioned into practice. Happy learning!

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