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    Default Has anyone here taken Japanese in college?

    I'm going to be taking Japanese 1 next quarter but I'm just curious about what others felt about the class. How many semesters/quarters have you taken for Japanese? Did you like the class? Was it hard? etc, etc.

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    Default Re: Has anyone here taken Japanese in college?

    I haven't personally taken the college course yet but my brother has. He enjoyed it but I don't think he remembers anything to carry on a conversation with it. It was just a class for the language credit to him. It's as challenging as learning any other language in college since it's a college language course and not an anime appreciation course.. (so don't think that because you watch anime that the classes will be really easy because it's still a class).

    I was thinking of taking the courses myself but the college I'm in doesn't offer it. I don't need the credit as I've already completed my two years of Spanish but my dream job is to be in the hospitality and guest service industry overseas in an Asian country. Beside my college not offering it I also know that classes really don't make you fluent in it. (take the fact that I spent 2 years in Spanish and I only remember like 2 things from it)

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    Default Re: Has anyone here taken Japanese in college?

    I think you'd do better asking other people at your college about this--how hard a class is, what's covered, and so on varies heavily from one professor to another, to say nothing of one school to another.

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    Default Re: Has anyone here taken Japanese in college?

    Honestly one of the best ways to learn it is get a basic understanding then go live in that country and learn how the locals converse.

    I took a few classes back in high school and I've gone on a lot of summer vacations to the Kyoto and Osaka areas. I really learned and absorbed the language best during my trips there than I did in a class.

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    Default Re: Has anyone here taken Japanese in college?

    i've taken college japanese, though to be fair the classes were very easy for me because i had been teaching myself japanese using some old college text books that i downloaded, and other learning resources.
    it varies greatly from teacher to teacher. at my college there was only one japanese teacher, and she was very nice, however her english was hard to understand most of the time, or she couldn't find the right words to explain what she was trying to teach.
    a lot of the time people would come to me for help, or i would speak up when the teacher was struggling.
    another thing i find worth noting is that you WILL NOT be able to become fluent in japanese through college courses alone. what you learn in college courses is very basic and a lot of the time they do not have time to teach a very extensive amount of vocabulary. if you want to learn enough to translate manga or even have a conversation, you will have to do a lot of self study outside of the classroom.
    i have seen a good handful of students who took all the japanese classes the college provided but still couldn't hold simple conversations, so keep that in mind.
    also keep in mind that if you want to remember it you have to study and use it on a regular basis, because i have also known people who learned a good amount of the language, but forgot after a couple of months due to lack of use.
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    Default Re: Has anyone here taken Japanese in college?

    Exactly what he said. I'm taking Japanese 1A in college and this is my last week of the class. Yet it's really hard for me to hold a simple conversation. So far I can only introduce myself and write a simple everyday diary like what did i do etc. But yeah, vocabs are not enough. Pronounce words are easy but it's not reading if you don't understand grozit no? =__= didn't talk about Kanji . . . So far I only know around 45 simple kanji. Though it was a really fun experience You should try. I like it a lot and it kinda motivates me to do more selfstudy

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    Default Re: Has anyone here taken Japanese in college?

    I double majored in Japanese in college. It all depends on your teacher. I have had some super disorganized teachers (this particular teacher was that way but she was still nice and did the best she could), and some who stuck to the basics and what worked. It also comes down to you and how much you want it. It was easy for me since I studied in high school and did a home stay when I was 17

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    Default Re: Has anyone here taken Japanese in college?

    I learned Japanese in college where I had to study English, Economics, Marketing, and Law as well. It was too much for me and I failed miserably as I can't speak neither english nor japanese well. xD

    It was not for nothing, but if I had the right mindset it would have been more effective for sure.

    I can say from that experience, that if you study seriously you will probably have solid basic understanding. Again it depends strongly on your teachers; I heard people complaining because they didn't learn that much because the teaching was objectively bad. If it's the case, you should still study hard for school, and study more by yourself.

    Another thing is, it is really possible with all the ressources we have on Internet (anime and game might helps for that, talking with japanese too.) to study japanese by yourself even if you don't take Japanese classes, at least that's what I try to do.

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