Have you ever heard of “coin parking”?
I hadn’t, until I started learning Japanese. I don’t remember ever using the phrase “coin parking”. Metered parking? Parking meter? Sure. I haven’t seen one in a while, but sure, I’ve said it. Coin parking?! Not so much.
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For the purposes of this post, I will define transcription simply as the act of writing down text given the audio. I’ve been doing it for a while now and I think there are several advantages to incorporating transcription into your study regimen.
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If you’d like a peek into how I’m thinking about my future with languages, read on. Just be aware that the following is an incoherent brain fart.
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I love the internet.
Today I will introduce another reason to love it, especially if you’re a language learner. It might help if you know English.
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There seems to be very few, if any, naysayers about learning language through music. In my experience, learning with music is a great way to work on pronunciation and it is also a great way to remember vocabulary or grammar. Continue reading “New Game: Learn that Song!” »
Love it or hate it, it’s playing a big role all over the internetz right now. This is a short post about 5 ways you can use Twitter to get better at your L2. Any of you language learners who already have a Twitter account are most likely already doing some of these things, but you should read it anyway. Then get back to your L2.
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