Most high school or regular Japanese courses start by teaching you dull grammar rules and complex language notions. There has to be a better way! We, at Mondly - the language app loved by millions of people worldwide, take an opposite approach. Our language experts care deeply about your ability to have real conversations in Japanese as fast as possible. That's why, rather than bombarding you with complex notions at the beginning of your course, we start by involving you in a real conversation. Through this approach, you will be able to have your first Japanese conversation after only 5 minutes of using our app. Encouraging, right?
Our linguists have also identified one of the major secrets of how to speak Japanese: listening to native speakers in a natural setting. Because our brain is wired to absorb the information we hear, our experts made listening an essential part of learning Japanese. As a result, during all our lessons you will hear natives speak in Japanese clearly, correctly and in context. This way, you will pick up the natural Japanese pronunciation of core words effortlessly.
The most important part of learning Japanese is getting a chance to practice what you learned by speaking the language. Otherwise, it’s all lost, like most of what we’ve learned in school. That’s exactly why our language experts have included Japanese speaking exercises in every lesson. No need to find a Japanese friend to help you rehearse. No need to go to a Japanese speaking country. How can this be possible? We have created a high-tech computer program you can use to have a smart conversation with (really!). We call it the Mondly Chatbot. Sit back, and it engages in a conversation with you using a friendly, native Japanese voice. Don’t be shy: respond to its questions or even ask it one. Like magic, it will understand what you are saying and respond as a regular person would. No wonder millions of people around the world have already tried our Chatbot to learn how to speak Japanese.
The great minds of our time consider Virtual Reality (VR) to be the future of technology. Acknowledging the tremendous potential of this technology, we worked with our world-class linguists to shape the future of language learning through Virtual Reality.
Meet Mondly VR, the first virtual reality application that helps you learn to speak Japanese. Put your VR headset on and feel immersed in a world of languages. Order some sweet and sour chicken in a restaurant in Kyoto, have an exciting Japanese conversation on a train going to Osaka or check into a hotel in Tokyo. It’s the closest thing to being there, and that’s precisely what makes it so useful in learning Japanese.
Remember that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks you a question and you desperately dig through your memory trying to figure out what to say in response? In VR, you learn how to speak Japanese by practicing the same situations in the comfort of your own home. Practice as many times as you like in a safe environment and get instant feedback until you get it right. As a result, you’ll gain the confidence to apply what you have learned in the real world. Ultimately, Mondly is all about teaching you how to speak Japanese so you can have real-life conversations with natives. No doubt about it, Mondly VR supercharges your learning and makes learning to speak Japanese extremely effective.
Native Japanese speakers are profoundly attached to their mother language, and as a general rule, they are going to keep speaking Japanese in their communities even after settling down in other countries. This is especially true for countries like the United States, Philippines, China or Brazil, all of which have important Japanese communities.
If you thought Italian was a fast spoken language, you clearly haven't studied enough Japanese. Compared with English which averages at about 6.2 syllables every second, Japanese goes over 7.8 syllables per second. But this is where the amazing part comes in, although Japanese is one of the fastest spoken languages in the world, the amount of information being put out there is actually quite low, with some slowly spoken languages giving away more information compared with Japanese.
Unlike other prominent languages from Asia, like Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese, Japanese is not a tonal based language, but it does use pitch accents where words may change their meaning if certain syllables are accentuated. But overall, if you are the native speaker of a western language, the lack of tonal rules may come as a relief.
Japanese is 13th most spoken language worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational Japanese. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit Yokohama, Tokyo or Osaka.
Wherever you plan to travel to Sapporo, Tokyo or Yokohama, speaking Japanese will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience Japan as a native and have an authentic experience in the process.
Being able to speak Japanese increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well-paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in a Japanese speaking country.
Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increase the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking Japanese makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?
"The drag-and-drop and visuals make it a lot more fun and easy than just reading flashcards."
"Mondly uses games and gestures to help you learn new languages."
"On Mondly, users can interact using both text input or speech."
"Mondly encourages its users to practice in everyday scenarios, such as ordering food and drinks in a restaurant."