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:
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.
In an age of Internet Language Gurus, I’m noticing a disturbing trend among some language learners.
I think many people are forgetting the “self” aspect of self-study.
Taking a break from laughing at 医龍*, I decided to have a look see around some language blogs. It’s just something I do from time to time. It’s part of my “always experimenting” mentality. Anyways, I’m browsing the forums of said blogs, and what I saw was shocking, disappointing, and rather frustrating.