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Creating the Optimal Japanese Learning Environment: The Benefits of Online Japanese Study Groups and How to Participate

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Ohanasi Kagawa

Ohanasi Japanese Language School


You don’t live in Japan, but you wonder how you can learn Japanese online at home?  Studying in Japan is expensive and time-consuming, so you want to learn Japanese online first. In this article, we will explain in detail the advantages of Japanese study groups and how to join one. In particular, we will focus on learning Japanese online, so please read this article to the end.

Advantages of Online Japanese Study Groups

First, let’s look at how online Japanese study groups can benefit your Japanese language study.

– Flexibility and Convenience
– Real-time interaction

Let’s check out the advantages of studying online again, keeping these two points in mind!

Flexibility and Convenience

First, let’s discuss the flexibility and convenience of online Japanese study sessions. Online study sessions are not restricted by time or location, allowing you to study according to your own lifestyle. You can study in the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for transportation and travel. You can also study at your own pace, even in the midst of a busy lifestyle, because you can study at your own convenient time. Another advantage is the ability to make effective use of commuting and travel time. You can even use your smartphone or tablet to access study content while on the move. These advantages make online study groups an efficient and flexible learning environment, allowing for a freer learning style. Let’s study at your own convenience and focus on learning without being restricted by time or location!

Real-time interaction

Next, online Japanese study groups offer the advantage of real-time interaction with other members. Through the practical use of Japanese, you can improve your communication skills. By receiving feedback and support from other members, you can find satisfactory expressions. It is also an opportunity for cross-cultural exchange. Through interaction with other members, you will be exposed to different cultures and customs. This allows us to deepen not only our language skills, but also our mutual understanding and appreciation of different cultures. If you actively participate in an online Japanese study group, you can advance your practical learning through interaction with other members.

How to find a local Japanese study group

You may be interested in a Japanese study group! You may be wondering how you can actually join a study group. Let’s take a look at some concrete steps you can take to find a Japanese study group in your area.

– Utilizing Online Resources
– Utilizing Offline Resources

We will divide the explanation into these two major areas!

Utilizing Online Resources

First, we will summarize how to find a local Japanese language study group by utilizing the resources available online. To begin, search for groups related to Japanese language study and language exchange on social networking platforms. If you type in the name of a location, you may find a language exchange group unexpectedly close by. You can also use specialized websites and apps to find study groups by region or by interest and level. In addition, we recommend contacting local universities and community centers to get information about study groups. By combining these methods, you can find a Japanese study group in your area! Actively participate and deepen your learning through interaction with other members. By joining a local study group, you will have the opportunity for practical conversation and cultural exchange. Let’s join a community that supports Japanese language study in your area and grow with your local peers!

Utilizing offline resources

Next, we will summarize some resources for finding offline Japanese study groups. First, ask your friends and acquaintances for information on Japanese study groups. You may find out about local study groups from unexpected sources. Information from local educational institutions, schools, and regional study centers will also be important. Check the websites, bulletin boards, and student support departments of these institutions for information on Japanese language study groups and language exchanges. In addition, you may also want to contact local Japanese language institutes and Japanese culture centers. By using these resources to find local Japanese language study groups, you will have the opportunity for actual conversation and cultural exchange. Let’s improve your Japanese language skills and deepen your cross-cultural understanding through interaction with other learners and native Japanese speakers. Studying in a local community will not only broaden your learning experience, but will also give you the opportunity to make new friends and connections.

Application for Japanese Study Groups

Here are some useful applications to support Japanese study groups. You may be using them at school or work on a regular basis, but please check them again.

– Applications to support communication
– Apps to support Japanese language study

Let’s take a look at these two items.

Apps that support communication

First, let’s look at apps that support communication. In order to participate in an online study group, you need an appropriate communication application.

・Zoom is a widely used video conferencing tool, right? You can communicate with participants through real-time video calls and chats.

・Slack is a tool specialized for group communication. You can set topics for each channel and share messages and files.

・Google Calendar is a useful application for schedule management. You can register your study group schedule and manage your time effectively.

These three applications will make it easier for you to participate in online study groups. To facilitate online learning, it is important to use video conferencing and group communication tools to communicate smoothly with participants, and to use scheduling apps to efficiently manage the study groups you plan to attend. Make full use of these tools to participate in online study groups and improve the quality and efficiency of your learning.

Applications to support Japanese language study

Finally, here are some applications that can help you study Japanese.

・Duolingo is an application that allows you to study Japanese in a fun and game-like way.

・Anki allows you to create custom word cards for effective review.

・HelloTalk allows you to learn practical Japanese through communication with a language exchange partner.

These apps are available on mobile devices and offer customized curriculum and content for learners: Duolingo is available for beginners and advanced learners, Anki helps you review at your own pace, and HelloTalk connects you with language learners around the world for hands-on conversation and cultural exchange.

These apps support self-study and make it easy to practice and improve your Japanese language skills. The advantage is that there are no restrictions on study time or location, and you can learn at your own pace. Let’s take advantage of the apps and learn Japanese while having fun.

Ohanasi Kagawa offers free online language exchange events on weekends. Japanese and English learners are paired one-on-one and switch between Japanese and English every 15 minutes. Various rules are set to ensure safe participation, so if you are new to online events, please check it out.

Online Japanese study groups offer a flexible learning environment and real-time interaction. Let’s learn how to find a local study group and make the most of the applications that support study groups to make your Japanese study more effective!

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  • “Even though I’m studying Japanese, I can’t speak it.”
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  • “I’m worried that I can’t see any progress.”

Our Japanese Language Learning Counselors would be happy to listen to the concerns of such beginner- or intermediate-level Japanese language learners and advise them on how to learn Japanese and solutions that suit their needs.

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We at Ohanasi Kagawa are currently hosting an online Japanese-English language exchange event on weekends.
However, we have noticed that there are many people who want to participate but are not confident enough in their Japanese to do so.

We are holding this free Japanese language study consultation in the hope that we can help Japanese learners find hints to help them move forward.
You can book through the calendar below, and we will send you a link for the free counseling by e-mail.
If you’d like to take a Japanese lesson, you can take it for free during this time.