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.
First of all, you can read about what 多読 actually is here.
I wrote a post about the previous Tadoku contest, but I figure this time I’d try to organize my materials and such.
During January’s Tadoku contest, I didn’t have classes, frisbee practice, or a need to shower. This time I have all of that stuff. I’m really looking forward to taking full advantage of all the time I have available. This contest will probably serve as a reminder of how much time I really have in a day.
My placing is irrelevant. 1000 pages is my goal. That’s more than double my amount from January’s contest. Considering the fact that I will have at least 5~6 hours that cannot be used for reading (frisbee, homework, and classes) everyday, this will be a challenge. My method is generally to aim really high, so even if I don’t reach my goal, I will still improve a lot. But this time is different. I will reach 1000 pages.
This time around I have new additions to my arsenal.
- 獣神演武 -HERO TALES-
- Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time (PS2)
- Stories Of EORZEA キミには、キミの冒険がある。 Website about Japanese celebrities playing FFXIV. Lots of player blog entries.
- エリンが挑戦！！にほんごができます。 ’Cause reading about Japanese in Japanese is fun.
- 千文字小説 This should be a nice place to waste time online.
Last contest I got most of my pages from subs, if I remember correctly. Now that all of those shows have been watched, I’m going to focus on reading text from books and games. I am going to try to avoid re-reading stuff if possible, unless it’s just too fun to abandon.
Directions for signing up are here. Do it. If you are learning any language, I’d recommend it.