I can’t believe I almost forgot to post my traditional pre-tadoku contest strategy-that-I-never-stick-to-anyway. I’ll blame work and 戦場のヴァルキュリア２. Anyways, another tadoku contest is starting up tomorrow (quickly sign up if you haven’t) and I can’t wait to get my read on.
I was frustrated..
Some amount of time ago, I was sitting in front of my laptop. I had just finished my SRS reps for the day, and I was frustrated.
“I still don’t know anything!”
“I can’t say what I want, when I want.”
“I still freeze and stumble over my words.”
“Will I ever understand all of this?”
Yes, I was being really dramatic. For some reason, I just suddenly lost it. I was ready to give up.
The second round of Tadoku is over.
AND I REACHED MY GOAL OF 1000 PAGES!!
This is exciting for two reasons:
- I more than doubled my reading count from the last contest.
- Apparently, if I wake up early, stay in my room, and don’t look up words I don’t know, I can read hundreds of pages in a single day. Yes, this is how I spent the last days of Tadoku Round II. My head still hurts a little bit.
April 1st is almost here, and you (probably) know what that means….
TADOKU. 多読。Reading. All Day Long. Language Acquisition. New Learning Methods. Trash-Talk. Twitter.
What? Read on, friend.
You crazy awesome language learners have heard it all before: Classes are terrible for learning a language.
Although I tend to agree to some extent, I have to say that having access to native speakers and other learners who are genuinely interested in learning on a daily basis is very encouraging. In fact, that’s what class is to me now, not a time to learn necessarily, but a time to simply add more fuel to the “I-wanna-learn-Japanese” fire. Even so, I’ll learn new stuff sometimes. But that’s not what this post is about.