和製英語の罠 その1:コインパーキング

 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?! コインパーキング!?Not so much.

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Building Intuition and Listening Skills in a Foreign Language with Transcription

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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Twitter: 5 Steps to a Better L2

Twitter!

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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