Getting Rid of English Sites and Subs!

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Part of immersing yourself in Japanese involves limiting your contact with your L1 (native language, which is English for me), and replacing it with Japanese contact. An instance of this would be visiting Japanese websites instead of English websites, reading JP books instead of ENG books, etc. We already covered video games earlier this past week. The next big time sucker is websites! (more…)

Go Big or Go Home: Japanese OS

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One of the biggest, scariest things a person can do is to jump head first into water without being able to see whats beneath. This applies to about any and all situations you can think of. People like to ease themselves into things, because it supposedly makes the discomfort gradual and thus easier to handle. Truth be told, they’re just scared. We all are at one point or another. Here’s to getting over that! Japanese Windows 7, here I come! *splash* (more…)

Keeping Jacked In

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The whole point of AJATT, or immersion in general, is to keep in constant contact with your L2 (for me, Japanese). This gets divided into two areas. One is reading/writing and the other is listening. I’ve shown you how I keep manga, Japanese posters, etc all around me, even at work, but let me show you how I keep my ears jacked in each day. (more…)

5 Great Android Apps for Studying Japanese

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A while back I acquired an Android phone, more specifically a Sprint HTC EVO, which I have been in love with ever since. So far, I’ve found a good deal of apps that can help when learning Japanese, but there are 5 apps that stick out for me. These are apps that are worth making sure you always have on your phone.

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