Tagged: learning

Japan Scene 2: Futsal x English Master

It was supposed to be a regular Thursday night futsal session. I’ve never been much of a football/soccer player outside of my inter-school league in high school but I willingly got connected to the futsal club on my island. Futsal now served two purposes for...

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15 Free Japanese Learning Apps for Android

Since acquiring an Android powered phone, one of the first kinds of applications I have been downloading and checking out are those related to studying Japanese in the hopes that the effects of my procrastination can be soothed . The Android Market has a lot...

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BBC website offers a touch of Japanese

I recently surfed into an unexpected but interesting and very useful Japanese learning resource on the BBC website called A Touch of Japanese. Don’t expect a zillion pages of learning material, but the few pages and examples (with audio) there are very useful for a...

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Learning Japanese is complicated but not difficult

This is my entry for September’s Japan Blog Matsuri on the topic “The language of Japan” being hosted by Tae Kim. This post is about my experience trying learn Japanese over the past 5 or so years. My relationship with the Japanese language is a...

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Speaking Japanese is hard but English is even harder

A friend of mine sent me this video in an email. Many English language speakers like me who are studying Japanese find it very difficult because of the difference between the languages, how it is spoken, read, pronunciation and much much more, but have you...

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