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What is JapanesePod 101 JapanesePod101 is a Japanese language platform where users can learn Japanese via podcasts, videos, and other resources on the website. As you can tell by the name, the primary resource available on the site is the hundreds of podcast episodes. JapanesePod101 has actually been around for a long time, since around … Continue reading JapanesePod101 | Resource Review
A little over a year ago, I published my review of the website Memrise. My skills as a writer have progressed since then, so I’ve decided to re-write a better version of the original. Memrise is an educational website that features a spaced repetition system flashcard decks. This means that vocabulary words that you know … Continue reading Memrise | Review
In this post, I will address some common obstacles that create the "newcomer (newbie) to beginner gap" that exists for people who recently started studying Japanese. These common things tend to make some people to give up far too early into their to self-study journey. 1. Not knowing where to start Many people, even those … Continue reading Common Obstacles for Newbies
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here! I have been working hard on my Japanese course that I’m about to launch, on top of everything else going on in my life. I really haven’t had the chance to sit down and write a blog post and I feel kind of bad about it. … Continue reading My Current Japanese Goals
When I decided to start preparing for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test this year, for the first time, I had a sense of direction while studying Japanese. I tried to come up with short-term goals on my own, but I struggled to set concrete, realistic expectations of myself. I often found myself racing … Continue reading Language Goals After The JLPT
I did it! 8 days ago, I finally took the JLPT for the first time! Where did I take the exam? Where I live, there's no nearby testing center to take the JLPT, so I decided to travel to Washington, D.C. to take it. The weather was very cold and damp, but I'm just grateful … Continue reading My Experience Taking The JLPT
Fun fact; I've been reading the news frequently, but I have not been translating them or summarizing them here. Why? Because I overthink everything and I started telling myself that it was pointless to translate news articles if they were "too easy" to read. lol. I like the idea of posting here and my ultimate … Continue reading Where’s the J-News?!?
I can't believe I'm writing this, but I have officially registered to take the JLPT in December of this year. That means that, as of the day that I am writing this post, I have 78 days left to prepare. Is 78 days enough time though? I mean, I use Japanese weekly- if not daily. … Continue reading It’s official!