2 In Japanese learning journey (:

日本語 GOGO!

Back to Japanese! I know I should be preparing for the TOPIK exam in April but I should learn to multi-task too. My Japanese learning journey has been pretty unstructured so far, learning a little bit here and there from dramas, articles etc. Everyone has their preferred method for language learning, and I think I work best with textbooks. I’m very academic-inclined, so I can’t simply pick up a language without textbooks :/ I need to really sit down and spend time poring over grammar structures and take down notes.

The last time I did that for Japanese was quite a while back, when I was working through the KU textbook! I really learnt a lot, and then promptly forget a lot too. -___- Going to spend more effort exploring the Japanese language and find my footing! ^^ I can read quite a bit of stuff but my Japanese knowledge is all over the place. I don’t really have a good foundation ><;;

Spending the whole day listening to my favorite Japanese podcast: 坂本真綾 from everywhere. I really like her voice!

Will be sharing all the resources and methods that I’m using to learn Japanese too! I know there are a lot of you that learnt Japanese before Korean. Tips / resources will be appreciated!! 😀 😀

hehe hopefully one day I can proudly say that I self study Japanese! 

(I actually wrote this post prior to the last post ^^)

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    20 February, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    One English-language textbook I enjoyed was the “Genki” series. It’s been a long, long, long time (read: 3 years) since I’ve studied Japanese, so I don’t remember specifics about it. But when I had looked on the internet, it was the recommended textbook as far as I saw.
    On the other note, never, ever waste your time with Japanese: the spoken way or Japanese: the written way. I think that’s the titles. It’s from Yale press or something. Elenora something something. It separates learning speaking from learning writing – so everything in the speaking books is COMPLETELY in romaji . (Granted, romaji for Japanese is definitely not as bad as romanized Korean. There’s actually more of a correspondance that can be drawn with romaji. But Korean is just alll over the place.)

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      21 February, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      ewww romaji D: definitely a major turnoff!

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