December 06, 2021

LIST: 6 cool reasons why you should learn Japanese

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  • Why study Japanese? For starters, it is a very popular choice among language learners. There are lots of reasons why there’s a growing number of people interested in learning the language: otakus and cosplayers who are interested in Japanese through anime and manga; serious gamers who are playing Japanese games; geeks who want to know more about Japan’s history; foodies and vloggers obsessed with the country’s cuisine and culture; just to name a few. No matter what your background is, you’ll most likely find peers who know where you’re coming from.

    Need further convincing to learn the language? Shinano International Language Centre Inc, one of the best language schools in Manila, is here to give you more!

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    1. It helps you understand the Japanese better

    Japan’s culture is unique: tt’s a marriage of traditional practices and western principles. The traditions are deeply ingrained in the people, young and old, and these practices dictate the way they behave. These are also seen in the way they interact and socialize with one another. The younger generation could exhibit modern behaviors, such as talking and dressing differently, but they still follow traditions their predecessors have taught them. Understanding the language will help open your eyes to the country’s colorful history, rich culture, and unique societal norms.

    2. It’s a stepping stone for you to work in Japan

    Your proficiency can be your stepping stone to teach English in Japanese high schools or even work in local Japanese organizations. The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme is an annual program where foreign students who pass the criteria and review process can stay and teach in Japan for a year. It is a program that promotes internationalization through the development of mutual understanding between Japan and other countries, aiming  to increase Japanese education in foreign languages.

    3. It advances your career

    Once you have mastered some levels of the language, you can leverage it as a skill in your career building. Listening, writing, comprehending, and most importantly, speaking is required to master any language. With this, you can shape up your career as a teacher, translator, interpreter to name a few, and can earn you big buck much more than with any other language. After all, Japan is the third largest economy in the world.

    4. It helps you sing to the tunes of your favorite Japanese songs

    If you are a fan of Japanese pop or rock, but don’t speak the language at all, then you’re missing out the complete experience  of their music. You may think it’s enough to hum along to the melody in those songs, but you’ll find it’s an entirely different experience when you can truly understand the meaning and emotion behind these songs.

    5. It could help you study in Japan

    Schools in Japan have notoriously high standards of learning at all levels of education. If you want to study abroad, you should definitely consider Japan. Of course, studying in a different country would be much easier if you can speak and read Nihongo, so make sure you are comfortable with hirigana, katakana, and kanji before attempting to do so.

    6. It’s not as hard as you think

    Although learning a new language can be difficult and intimidating simply because it’s so different from what you’re used to. Japanese is very different from the western languages such English, but its grammar is actually simpler than some languages in many ways. For example, Japanese nouns have no genders and plural forms, and there are only two verb tenses with few irregular verbs. Once you start learning its characters, you’ll be surprised by how easy they are to remember with constant practice. Many start with hirigana, so consider learning these characters first if you plan to study the language on your own.

    Study under the best at Shinano International Language Centre Inc!

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    Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn the language or an intermediate student looking to further hone your writing and speaking skills, Shinano International Language Centre Inc will create an immersive learning environment for you, aiming to optimize the learning experience through their expertly-made programs.

    You can choose among one of their two completely different, yet somehow similar course setups —a face-to-face class for students who want to study at their own pace or an online tutorial setup for safety and convenience (due to COVID-19)— at an affordable price, of course!

    Shinano International Language Centre Inc. is located at Unit 704 Cityland Herrera Tower, #98 V. A. Rufino Street corner Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati.

    For inquiries, you may reach them at 0917-1458357 or (02) 621-2638.

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