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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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How to Choose Language Learning Resources Language Resources

One of the greatest outputs of technology, for language learners at least, is the plethora of resources available to us. At the same time, however, one of the most troubling things about technology and all of our recent advancements is that we now have a huge selection of language learning materials to choose from. Figuring out which resources work for you and which don’t can...

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12 Signs You Aren’t Getting the Most Out of Your Language Studies Language Resources

You might not be productive in your language learning if… 1. You aren’t studying between language lessons. If you’re showing up to your lessons, great job. Still, if you’re not doing any study or independent work in-between, you are not being a good language student. It may seem like taking lessons is enough, but it isn’t. A teacher can help you work through your language...

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How Procrastination Will Destroy Your Language Studies & Tips for Overcoming It Language Resources

I used to procrastinate. And okay, yes, if I’m completely honest, sometimes I still do. But I’m trying to kick the habit. In the past, I’d put things off because I always figured I’d get to them later. But then, I missed out on an important experience, thinking I’d get to do it the next time around. As you can guess, that didn’t happen and...

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How to Stop Translating in Your Head: Or Why I Think You Shouldn’t Language Resources

You finally work up the courage to have a conversation in your target language. The other person starts speaking and your wheels are spinning. “Vous parlez français… C’est… Comment avez-vous… Est-ce que vous m’avez compris ?” The words come to you in fragments because you’re translating as much of what they’re saying to you back into your native language to sort out what it all...

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Assessing Your Language Skills to Build a Better Learning Plan Using Those Assessments Language Resources

I keep a language learning journal. Okay, yeah… It’s not really a journal. It’s just a notebook where I keep notes, questions, and interesting facts about the language I’m learning. But by the nature of the process that goes into creating it, it seems like so much more than just a notebook where I keep my notes. It’s very personal, very journal-y (-ish?). Taking notes...

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