How to Speak Japanese when you don’t live in Japan
Although there are over 100,000,000 native Japanese speakers – 98% of them live inside Japan.
This means that if you want to learn to speak Japanese – moving to Japan and spending time there is the best way that you can learn to speak the language.
However, you may be thinking to yourself – there is no way for me to move to Japan, I don’t have the means to do it.
You are in luck –
In this article we will share ways that you can practice speaking Japanese with native speakers without leaving your area.
Use language exchange apps to match with native speakers
In a previous article we have covered how to use language exchange applications to practice speaking Japanese with native speakers. (Such as the one below)
These Japanese language exchange apps are designed to connect native speakers of English and other languages – with native speakers of Japanese. These apps are fun because they allow you to meet many different types of people.
The downside to these apps is generally its hard to find a consistent practice partner. After all, part of the fun is constantly meeting with and finding new people to speak with!
Join a language exchange to practice Japanese
If you live near a city with an overseas Japanese population – you may be able to find a language exchange event in your area that will allow you to converse with a native Japanese speaker.
Between online practice through language applications – and in person practice through real-life language exchange events – there are practical ways to develop friendships with Native Japanese speakers so that you can practice speaking Japanese in everyday life.
If you are interested in our own bento-chat language exchange event – you can learn more about it here: