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Month-long Kanji Challenge Update: Anki Re-visited

So about 3 months ago I made a post after panicking over my dependence on furigana and declared that I would challenge myself to use kanji learning program, WaniKani, everyday for a month as my primary study method. So here’s the challenge … Continue reading

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Beginner Resource Masterlist

So the other day I was asked by a friend of a friend for some free and cheap resources that I used on my Japanese language learning journey. I meant to just send over a few links, but one thing … Continue reading

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Month-long Kanji Challenge!

As much as I like to think that I’m learning kanji while I go through Japanese textbooks, the reality is that I’ve been learning them at a snail’s pace. It’s been made glaringly obvious to me whenever I try to … Continue reading

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Language Evaluation

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about my search for an online tutor. I still have another Skype trial scheduled for this Sunday, but I decided to give the in-person tutor search another try. I had been avoiding a local … Continue reading

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My Japanese is Too Slow

Japanese people speak fast. If you’ve been learning this language for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed. It’s not that I didn’t see this problem coming. I knew that sometime in the future, speed would be a problem, but … Continue reading

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21 Question Tag – The Japanese Learner Version

Tags are fun! Here’s a tag created by HangukDrama, originally titled “21 Question Tag – The Korean Learner Version”. I enjoyed reading her answers and have adapted it for Japanese learners! If you choose to do the tag, please credit and … Continue reading

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Searching for the Perfect Japanese Tutor!

After a lengthy hiatus from Japanese studying, I am back in the game and more motivated than ever. I attribute this to all the extra time I have since graduating and a new-found understanding of my brain and what learning styles … Continue reading

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Your Brain Needs to Feel the Pain

You’re reading a line in Japanese. Suddenly, an unknown kanji attacks you out of nowhere. And then another. And now a compound word. Your brain can’t make sense of it and this exercise is no longer enjoyable. So you switch … Continue reading

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Should I go tutorless?

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time on this blog, you may be aware that I was studying with a Japanese tutor for some time. I haven’t actually seen her now for maybe 2 months due to a packed school/work … Continue reading

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Focusing on Your Weaknesses

Take a second and think about what you enjoy most about learning Japanese? Do you like to practice conversation skills? Is grammar a breeze for you? Is learning new vocabulary exciting ? Of course you’re going to like what comes natural … Continue reading

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