Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book

Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book すみっコぐらしの英会話

My dive into the world of Sumikko Gurashi continues with a book I picked up recently - すみっコぐらしの英会話 or Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation. Its an English phrasebook featuring the super cute Sumikko Gurashi characters. As an English educator here in Japan I don't think its the most useful book for someone looking to practice English … Continue reading Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book

jaPODCAST – 9: Interview: Tips and Advice from Dave – a longtime Jamaican Expat in Japan

In the last episode, I did an interview with Ariel Mathews who is from the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Ariel talked about her experiences as someone arriving fresh in Japan on the JET program. My guest today is Dave Collymore who is somewhat of a celebrity in the Jamaican community here in Japan. … Continue reading jaPODCAST – 9: Interview: Tips and Advice from Dave – a longtime Jamaican Expat in Japan

I have a complaint – Japanese Children’s book

ふまんがあります! My up and down journey to learn Japanese continues. Reading remains one of the most difficult aspects of me learning Japanese, so I try to find material to read as often as I can. The problem is that I struggle to remain interested in what I am reading if it's not interesting, but I … Continue reading I have a complaint – Japanese Children’s book

Beginner Japanese Kanji and Vocabulary books GIVEAWAY

So you have started studying Japanese? Or maybe you have been studying for a while? or stopping and starting over many years? You've learnt Hiragana and Katakana and want to tame the Japanese language demons called kanji, grammar and basic sentence construction? Do you have at least a dozen Japanese learning apps on your phone … Continue reading Beginner Japanese Kanji and Vocabulary books GIVEAWAY