Tips/Tricks For Japanese?

Hi, My name is Nicholas, I'm a senior in high school and going to college for an education/English degree. After I'm moving to Japan and plan on teaching abroad, I'm taking duolingo to prepare me as much as it can before I get to into it. Any tips more experienced can lend to me? would be great help thanks!

September 13, 2019


Please edit the reference to your age/grade in school (it's against the guidelines:

Also edit your discussion and change the topic from Educators to Japanese. The Educators forum is for teachers who wish to discuss the use of "DUolingo for Schools" in their classrooms. The folks in the Japanese forum will be more able to answer your question.

September 14, 2019

If you wish to teach in Japan it's quite probable that you'll be asked for a JLPT certificate. I'm not sure which level, but most companies would ask you at least JLPT 2.

So my advice would be to, first, research what qualifications you'll be asked for (besides your Education degree), and, secondly, to study seriously the language because you'll need to be able to speak it very well in order to teach in it.

I suggest you take a look at the resources listed in this post and look for other resources too. I think that the new tree should prepare you for JLPT 5 and 4, but that it's an estimation and I myself don't have access to it, so take it with a grain of salt. It's obvious, though, that just with Duolingo alone it won't be enough.

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