Learning a language doesn't have to be a lonely journey.
Ever feel like no one around you understands what it's like to want to learn Japanese? Our friendly students are always helping each other out, whether it's with a language-related question or a question about planning a trip to Japan.
If you have a question about any aspect of the NativShark platform, you can get a much faster response by posting it in our #ns-study-help or #platform-talk channels.
The entire NativShark team is in our Discord community! We're ready to answer your questions, whether they're about language learning, mindset, or the NativShark platform itself. No questions? We'd still love to have a nice, casual chat or celebrate your learning progress together.
Studying how I thought was best is what led to me starting and ultimately failing to learn Japanese like 3 times over the last decade. Letting someone else control the whole thing is what let me finally start succeeding, and it's ultimately what I personally find to be NativShark’s greatest strength.
Today I had a language exchange with a Japanese speaker and we used a mixture of English and Japanese. I felt so much more confident when he complimented my pronunciation, but the hardest part of it was putting together a sentence in real-time without the luxury of texting and being able to think about it. It was a good experience, though!
Finished part one of Bookworm. That‘s 72 chapters, 1.946 iPad-sized pages, ~10% of the entire series done, 215 custom flashcards (so far) and 1 day and 18 hours logged on Nativshark (first 14 chapters were before the immersion tracker). I’m really proud of myself for sticking to one chapter a day since February almost every day even with starting a new job. Making numbers go up has never been more fun!
Just want to say you guys (and the wider team) are awesome! It’s so nice to see you taking on suggestions from the community and integrating them so quickly and effectively. The progress made in the year I’ve been a member has been huge. I’ve tried just about every learning tool out there, and NS [NativShark] is my first recommendation to anyone interested in learning Japanese. Just wanted to express my appreciation, thank you!
One big reason I got so interested and involved with NativShark was the early transparency about being mindful of not burning out and readjusting expectations, to me it really set the tone as a company, product and group of people that I could put my trust in
Hit my first 1-0-0 on NS the other day! 🦈 💯 though I did miss a few days and want to be spending more time on it per day, I’m so glad to have found fun structured learning that keeps me consistent. without NS I’m sure I would’ve given up like 2 months ago lol have got a looong ways to go but slow and steady 🐢