Can you learn Japanese in 3 months? Is it possible? Well, it depends on the proficiency level that you are looking at. If it is just the basic conversation with greetings and some day-to-day phrases used on a regular basis, then yes you can. Also, your resources, method of learning, and the time that you spend in learning and practicing Japanese would make a lot of difference. Let us look at what you can do to learn Japanese in 3 months.
Start with beginner vocabulary and phrases. There is always some beginner vocabulary such as greetings to common questions necessary for striking a conversation and basic phrases needed for daily activities which can be of great help in starting with the language.
Understand the Japanese word order. Unlike English, Japanese is a Subject Object Verb language and understanding this basic difference and practicing it can help you become comfortable with the sentence structure. This can also save you time in future as you move to further levels of learning Japanese.
Find good resources. Your learning resources would make a huge impact on how much Japanese you can learn in 3 months. Choose reliable resources that help you learn the language suited to your style of learning and give enough practice to be able to speak Japanese in 3 months.
Understand your style of learning a language. Every person learns at a different pace and has a unique style of learning. What works for one may not work for others. Find your learning style and stick to it. If you are a bilingual or a multilingual who has experience with learning a new or foreign language earlier, you will easily be able to find what works for you and work on that.
Practice regularly every day. Learning and practicing every day even for half an hour can make a lot of difference when compared to learning two hours during the weekends. Schedule you learning and make sure that you organize your learning where you dedicate enough time to learn new things, practice what you have learnt already and find opportunities to practice your conversational skills.
Make an effort to understand the culture. The language and culture of a land are interconnected. Make an effort to understand the Japanese culture because Japanese language is contextual and cultural and insight into the Japanese culture would make it a lot easier for you to understand the different aspects of language.
Make a conscious effort to include Japanese into your daily schedule in every possible manner. You can use your commute time to listen to Japanese audio, entertain yourself with Japanese shows and even get help from apps that help you practice Japanese on the go. You can become creative with learning and practicing Japanese in different ways and practice the language to become good at it in three months.
Let us be honest and understand that learning a language is a long term project which needs patience, persistence, a good reason and a strong motivation to go on. It might be difficult for you to achieve a high proficiency level in three months but you can definitely learn to be at a good conversational level in Japanese in three months.