People often assume that to study a language, you need to be working with a tutor, sitting in a classroom, or locked away in your room.
And while there are lots of good resources for studying Japanese, podcasts can serve a vital role in your studies. They can be an extremely effective way to improve your listening comprehension, along with other aspects of the language.
Better yet, they’re often more fun, free (or cheap), and more convenient than a lot of other resources. Though you may want to look for some more structure elsewhere.
This list will highlight some of the best podcasts for learning Japanese whether you’re at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.
However, Babbel doesn’t have a Japanese course.
This is probably for the best as a lot of popular language learning courses really struggle with teaching languages that have a unique writing system. I found this to be especially true with the aforementioned Duolingo.
Since starting this website, I’ve tested out tons of language learning courses, some of which teach Japanese exclusively.
So, although Babbel doesn’t have a Japanese course, there are actually some alternatives that are just as good, and honestly, quite a bit better.