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Japanese Lessons for Seniors and Beginners
It’s never too late to learn a second language, and Japanese is a great language to learn! Estimates are that there are more than 120 million native Japanese speakers around the world, with the vast majority of those living in Japan. The United States is home to around 1.5 million Americans claiming Japanese ancestry. For native English speakers, Japanese can be one of the more difficult languages to learn. The three primary elements of Japanese that can make the language challenging for English speakers are Kanji, the politeness system (Keigo), and word order. If you can master some of these elements, you will be well on your way to picking up this language.
Learn to Speak Japanese!
Learning to speak Japanese can be beneficial for seniors. Research has shown that learning a second language can decrease the risk of developing dementia and improve social skills. Plus, if you plan to travel to Japan, learning to speak some Japanese will make your experience all the more rewarding. Whether you are completely new to Japanese, wanting to explore your Japanese roots, or just looking to brush up on the language, watching the introduction to Japanese language videos that we have listed below is a great place to start!