【日本語】March 2013 Bookmeter Stats

As my time as a college student winds down, my busy-meter is doing just the opposite.  I did manage to get some reading done with all the dead time throughout my days, but I expect these next two months will contain relatively little reading.

Also, Shion Miura (三浦しをん) is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors. I also have her work 舟を編む waiting on my bookshelf, so finishing that will be one of my goals for the month of April.

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【한국어】Koreanlab’s Readers

I found a great site for reading practice.

Basically, it is an online graded reader made for students, starting from elementary and continuing through high school, so you can start from the beginning of your studies.

It starts off with just learning how to pronounce the 한글, then it moves on to vocabulary and eventually sentences and short stories. It even starts including Hanja, the Chinese characters used in Korean.

You can check it out here.

If you can’t yet read Korean, click on where it says 초등학교 (elementary school). It should be the second item in the menu at the top of the page. You can just start there and move through the items at your own pace. Then you can move on to 중학교 (middle school)and 고등학교(high school).

 

This is a great resource for anyone using the “pure” tadoku approach.

The Tadoku Contest is Back!

Reading in a foreign language can be an intimidating task for any language learner, regardless of level.  There will always be harder material to read. Extensive reading is a staple of language learning for a lot of people, and it is gaining popularity through the web. And what better way to kick off the new year than with a month of extensive reading?

 

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