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Does Learning Japanese Make your English Worse?

Does Learning Japanese Make your English Worse?

When I lived in Japan, I remember talking with other foreigners who had been there much longer than me, and ...
How to Watch Variety Shows when you Hate Gourmet Reports

How to Watch Variety Shows when you Hate Gourmet Reports

If there is one thing Japan loves more than food, it's watching other people on TV showing their love of ...
Should you Convince Other People to Study Japanese?

Should you Convince Other People to Study Japanese?

When you love studying Japanese, it's natural to want to share that love with others and show them why they ...
Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2018

Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2018

We all have goals, big and small. Things get in the way, preventing you from achieving them. Not any more ...
Obligation Language Learning vs. Passion Language Learning

Obligation Language Learning vs. Passion Language Learning

When people think of language learning from their early school days, unpleasant memories may arise. This is especially true in ...
How to Shadow when you Can't Shadow

How to Shadow when you Can’t Shadow

For the past 2 years on Jalup, my talk of  shadowing has continued to grow. Due to my own personal experience ...
Can you Pass the JLPT Without Studying for it?

Can you Pass the JLPT Without Studying for it?

Regardless of whether you've never taken or never plan to take the JLPT, you've probably at least thought about it ...
Do you Really Need to Study Pitch Accent?

Do you Really Need to Study Pitch Accent?

Talk of "Pitch Accent" has been growing these days. There wasn't much discussion about it up until a few years ...
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