Kim Dao Talks about How She Learned Japanese in Video

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in youtube celebrities, youtube stars, youtubers | Posted on 07-03-2017

Australian lifestyle video blogger Kim Dao recently posted a new YouTube video in which she talks about her journey to acquiring fluency in Japanese. Although Dao is of Vietnamese ancestry, she has always felt a strong affinity towards the Japanese culture, becoming a fan of anime, manga, and J-pop as a young teenager. In the video she laments that she wasn’t able to take Japanese classes at her high school because they weren’t offered, so she became a Japanese major in college.

 

Dao double majored in Japanese and Psychology and is a recent graduate. According to Dao, the key to learning Japanese is putting forth the effort and studying each and every day, which is of course easier said than done. Dao adds that despite the fact that she wasn’t the most motivated student at university, she often listened to music and watched movies and videos in the language in order to hone her skills.

 

In the video, Dao goes over some useful books that she recommends to potential students of Japanese. One book is from the official series of study guides for the JLPT, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. According to Dao, students who would like to live in Japan one day would be well-advised to consider taking the exam, which validates a non-native speaker’s language skills for official purposes.

 

Kim Dao believes that her passion for the Japanese has enriched her life immensely. She hopes that if she continues to work at it, one day she will be able to speak like a native.