Learning Japanese? Which is Better: Self Study or Language School

When I decided to learn Japanese, I had no idea how to approach it.

What books should I read? Can I commit myself to study outside of work? Do I have a sufficient budget? I had a lot of questions running in my mind.

None of my family and friends studied Japanese, so I couldn’t get personal advice from them either. But after thinking about it more carefully, it ultimately boiled down to one question: Should I study on my own, or should I enroll in a language school?

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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Study Japanese

Learning a language is an exciting endeavor. It brings many different benefits as you improve your proficiency.

Depending on your ability and motivation, some languages may be easier to learn, but some may also be more challenging. 

Japanese is widely considered to be one of the most difficult languages to learn, especially for Filipinos.  Without a Chinese language background, Filipinos often find that mastering around 2,000 kanji or Chinese characters in order to read and write well in Japanese is an overwhelming task.

So then, is studying Japanese worth the time, cost, and effort?  I would say that it is a resounding yes

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