Monday, October 20, 2008

Learn five Japanese Greetings

G'day, thanks for joining me again.

Learning a language is just the same as forming a good habit, make it part of your routine and it comes easily. I'm lucky enough to have a daily habit, which involves me waking up with my family who speak Japanese. In fact we all speak Japanese at home.

You can create this same kind of environment for yourself however if you just set aside the time to follow through with a few basic greetings whenever you get the chance. 

Learn how to punctuate your day with these common Japanese Greetings. Watch the video below and follow the captioning. When it's over a transcript of some of the words used appears at the bottom of the post.

good morning


(I) receive

thanks for the meal

good night

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Learn Japanese with Brett on eduFire

There is nothing stopping you from picking up a second language right now. Millions of people all around the world are using the Internet to enhance their language skills. Live video learning is just one way of doing it.

I've recently created a profile on eduFire and I've started taking on students in English and Japanese. Ultimately I want to share with you some of the methods I have for learning a second language, because I believe any one can do it, and the Internet makes so many things possible.

Here is my introductory video for edufire, which I posted on YouTube just a couple of weeks ago. I'll be making many more basic Japanese lessons over the next couple of months and I hope that you'll tune in and just take a look. Even if you never subscribe or take a live online lesson with me I hope that you will feel my enthusiasm for languages and learning.