Michael L.


Atlanta, GA

Member since:

June 21, 2013

How long have you been studying Japanese? What got you interested?

Since the beginning of the year, while taking a trip to Tokyo for my birthday. Interested in expanding, so my next visit will be more expansive.

What is your current level? (beginner, intermediate, advanced, fluent)


What would you like to work on the most in this group? (reading comprehension, Listening comprehension, writing, or speaking)

Reading, listening, and speaking.

What resources do you use/suggest for Japanese learning? (books, websites, etc.)

I've been very happy with Human Japanese iPhone app.

What goal would you like to reach in your Japanese studies 6-12 months from now?

To be able to be dropped into Kyoto, and get around, chat with people, and get the jokes the party next to me at a restaurant. (Have a funny story of my visit to a Shinagawa place.)


Hi, I'm Michael Lavender. I am a programmer for a large corporation and have been in Atlanta since 1997. I'm a military brat, so after my father was stationed in Okinawa, we as a family were introduced to Japanese cuisine: sukiyaki and tempura.

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