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Doing More in Your Language Studies with Less | Another Look at Minimalist Language Learning Language Resources

This past year has been a year of simplifying. Of creating better processes for my studies and my work. And of decluttering my physical and mental spaces. It’s worked quite well for me, but there was one realm I avoided. The digital. Visualizing just how many physical objects you’re dealing with is easy. You can take all of your books off your shelves and pile...

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The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Writing Systems: Learning to Read Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji Language Resources

I know what you’re thinking. Japanese has three – sometimes four – writing systems. Where do you start? As I shared in one of my earlier Clear the List posts, I recently took on what I think will be my last language – Japanese. I wanted to do things differently this time, so I decided to take a conversational approach to the language, meaning I’d focus...

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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | February Language Resources

One whole month of Japanese study is now under my belt – I can’t believe it! The good news is that though I’m starting to get into more challenging content, I am still completely in love with the language.  On to #clearthelist If you’re new around these parts, #clearthelist is a linkup where we share our monthly goals, and by we, I mean myself, and...

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The Role of Writing in the Overall Language Learning Process Language Resources

Writing is one of the most important exercises related to language learning and a very effective way of converting passive vocabulary to active. Other benefits include its ability to polish the learner’s grammar, particularly when you have the opportunity to have your writing corrected. And, as a creative activity, the process can be rather enjoyable. School, again, often gets in the way when it comes...

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A Review of the Lonely Planet Phrasebooks | Language Learning Reading Challenge Language Resources

Last month, the Language Reading Challenge theme was to read an introduction to your target language. Those who were at an intermediate or advanced level could find an article or chapter in their coursebook that explained something that they were struggling with in particular. Because my focus language, at the moment, is a language that’s new to me, I was able to read an introduction....

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Japanese Language Language Resources

At first, learning Japanese can seem daunting. Not only do you need to learn three separate writing systems (four if you count romaji), but you have to deal with honorifics and particles. Thankfully, there are several aspects of the Japanese language that aren’t nearly as challenging as your first impression may lead you to believe. Plus, there are a variety of high quality materials available...

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New Language Project: Learning Japanese Language Resources

We’re getting ready to start a new year, so I’m excited to share my new language learning project with you! In 2018 I plan to learn Japanese. Today I want to detail my plan on how I am going to go about this. Getting Started with the Japanese Language Earlier this year, I decided that I wanted to learn Japanese. I started learning the alphabets...

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