So which textbooks should you buy? What’s the best way to make your flashcards? Is a creative method better than a classic approach to language learning?
The only thing we do know is that there are a lot of materials out there that can help you continue your Japanese studies after JET. Below are a list of resources that Florida JETs have found useful.
“Remembering the Kanji”
Also known as the “Heisig method,” this slightly unconventional approach to learning Kanji separates writing and meaning from pronunciation, emphasizing the learning of characters by building an association between the shapes. It is as good for beginning and intermediate students as it is an interesting review for more advanced students. Best part? You don’t even have to create your own flashcards! The website associated with this book also provides a free flashcard review and brings up cards based on how often they’ve been missed.
Japanese to Japanese Dictionaries
Japanese News Sites
Remembering the Kanji 1
Remembering the Kanji 2
Kodansha’s Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary
Japanese for Busy People – kana version
Read Real Japanese – Fiction
Langenscheidt’s Pocket Dictionary Japanese/English English/Japanese
The Japanese Have a Word for It
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