Incorporating Music into Japanese Language Studies Develops Fluency

Hundreds of thousands of globetrotters and anime lovers across the globe have expressed their interest in learning the Japanese language. Some of them find it useful to stroll around the beautiful sightseeing spots in Japan, try out its iconic cuisines and experience the country’s distinctive culture and tradition if they have at least a working knowledge of the Japanese language.


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Meanwhile, majority of the international travellers in the Land of the Rising Sun are determined to master the language in order to fully appreciate their favorite animation films and manga or comic books. Some learners of the Japanese language say that watching television series is an effective method to improve their listening as well as speaking skills.


However, the best way to learn the language is through listening to Japanese music. Such method exposes foreign learners to the correct pronunciation of words, grammar structure and sentence construction. It is a fun and effective way of improving one’s Japanese language skills. Of course, each language learner has his or her own preference in music and style of singing.


Some learners prefer popular, jazz and soul music while others like rock or punk. Whatever musical genre that they listen to, as long as it stimulates the language learner’s interest, music can effectively improve one’s ability to communicate using the Japanese language in general.


A lot of foreigners buy various compact disks of Japanese bands as their way of memorizing vocabulary words and familiarizing themselves with its sentence construction. To maximize the benefits of incorporating music into their Japanese language studies, foreigners may jot down notes of the words that they are exposed to while playing the CD and even sing along with the music artist in order to develop fluency as well as mastery of the Japanese words in the song lyrics, their grammar structure and sentence construction.


Reference: Sing your way to fluency in Japanese


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