IWTYAL 053: Starting to speak with limited vocabulary

itunesButtonLanae asks: “I’m learning Japanese, but all the vocabulary I’ve learnt from books has been on restaurant vocabulary etc. How can I start speaking when I don’t know enough to talk?”

In this episode:

  • You know you need to start speaking, but how?
  • Why you can’t rely on textbooks
  • Why it’s ok to skip large parts of your textbook
  • Seeing speaking as the “end result”
  • Speaking to learn vs. Learning to speak
  • Holding your first conversations

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  • Israel Lai

    I just read your Japanesepod101 review. I’m looking for something to refresh my Japanese – do you happen to know whether it contains intermediate to maybe upper intermediate content, or it’s all just for beginners? Thanks!

    • Hi Israel. JP101 has loads of good stuff for intermediate and upper-intermediate! I use it all the time for that 🙂