View topic - I need to learn some Japanese conversational skills quick!!
So, basically for those of you too lazy to read all that, how can I learn to hold a conversation in Japanese in 3 weeks, on my own?
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Sounds to me that your best course of action would be to find a native speaker to talk to on skype or a service like that. Naturally, the speaker would probably expect you to reciprocate in some way, such as teaching them some English in return.
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Unless, like furrykef mentioned, you find a speaking partner on Skype and practice 24/7 I don't think your speaking abilities will improve in a mere 3 weeks.
It's depended on how good the exchange expects you to be, however. If you can get away with low level conversation skills, you may be ok...
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Anyways, i suggest you get to practicing. I doubt the interview will be insanely hard unless you prove to be better then they expect.
of course you will need to know greetings and be able to talk about yourself.
Where i live, it was very hard to gain conversational opportunities. I often found myself practicing alone. So i suggest you throw away your inhibitions and just talk to yourself. Practice asking questions you think they might ask and practice your answers.
If it makes you feel any better, when I started out, i never had a speaking partner, but when i finally found a place to learn japanese i tested into japanese level 3 of speaking, but only level 2 for reading and writing. So, it is possible if you try.
Lastly, i doubt how well you do will determine whether or not you get to go. It is usually just to help them place you in a class and with a family. If they are basing it off of your japanese skill............you have selected quite and odd program.
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chiisu321 wrote:Where i live, it was very hard to gain conversational opportunities. I often found myself practicing alone. So i suggest you throw away your inhibitions and just talk to yourself. Practice asking questions you think they might ask and practice your answers.
Another good idea to accompany that would be to record yourself - That way you can pick up on small pronunciation errors and the like... Maybe it's just me but my voice sounds different recorded than in my head so I don't trust myself
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