動き出そう!

言語は単に口から一方的に音を出すだけのものではない。言語は意思を伝達する為の手段である。

考えてみて下さい。もし話す時に体を全然動かせかなったとしたらどうなるか。

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【日本語】The First and Last Time I Ever Questioned My Progress

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.

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Tadoku Round 2: Not an April Fools’ Prank

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.

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Self-Study and the Classroom: Introduction

Hello hello.

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.

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Remember the “Self”

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.

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Progress leads to Motivation leads to Progress….

Hello world!  I have some imporant news.  I can’t spel.

But seriously, I have some awesome news and I have to share it now!

Today I felt the results of my new “study schedule”!  And I just poked myself in the eye, so this will be typed with my left hand. (I’m right-handed.)

It’s hard to feel like you’re actually learning when you’re just enjoying yourself, but today showed me that yes, it is happening.  I am learning.  I am not aware of it.  And that’s the best feeling.  So, if you don’t feel like you’re making progress, here’s the secret:

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