Thanks to Rhomel for sharing his experience learning Japanese both in Japan and in the United States. I could totally relate to the struggles he went through. When you’re in Japan, you would think immersing yourself would be easy, but it’s not always the case.
Big thanks to my former Japanese language teacher for letting me interview her about all sorts of things, from the types of Japanese language schools, to what it’s like on the other side of the classroom, to the ambitions of the students.
Last year I interviewed a bunch of people about learning Japanese. One of them was Risa from JapanesePod101.com. Although the purpose was to talk about learning Japanese, as she teaches it on YouTube, we ended up talking about how she learned English and about language in general.