I did a post not long ago about learning the Japanese language. I listed a bunch of great ways to learn the language and have fun while doing it. The one thing I never mentioned and I should have, was practicing Japanese. Of course you can always use the repeat method of learning. This method can only help so much. What you truly need is practice writing in Japanese.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking you have been writing Japanese this entire time. Why would I say you need practice doing that? Well when I say you need practice writing Japanese I meant in a letter format. You need to be writing letters. This will allow you the ability to get out of your comfort zone and challenge Japanese skills. Know your wondering who you could write to that would understand it?
Ever hear of a Pen Pal? Yea you read that right; a Pen Pal in this day and age. What better way to practice your Japanese than with a Japanese pen pal. Surprisingly enough there are a lot sites that offer pen pals from Japan. Below you will find a list of sites that offer Pen Pals. As always though; be careful. Never give out too much personal information. Also, if ever asked for money always tell them no. Anyone who asks for money is not trying to be a pen pal. They are only trying to scam you. To be fair most Pen Pal sites keep your information safe and communication is within the site. So go have fun and practice your Nihongo.