• Avatarspitfire on How Much does the Method Matter?I tend to disagree. Depening on goals, you can pick the best method to learn up to intermediate. However, the only way to master a language is through immersion, bar none. We could argue what...
  • AvatarHintswen on How Much Would you Pay for Instant Fluency?I am a cheapskate but being able to watch anime without needing to read subtitles would mean allowing more time to watch and appreciate the animation. It would also mean I would be able to...
  • AvatarSilentGrig on 7 Things I’ve Learned Speed Running JalupThanks for posting this article. I found your first point super useful. I was breezing through the deck for the first few hundred Kanji as I had already experienced most of them before. But at...
  • Avatarladdr on Flashcard Leveling vs. Immersion QuestsYou can get all of his episodes on the castbox app if you want to start from the oldest episodes and catch up. I do about 45 minutes of podcasts a day right now. I...
  • AdamAdam on Flashcard Leveling vs. Immersion QuestsThat's awesome. Being able to grind and quest with that amount of energy isn't easy, but has a great payoff!
Survivorship Bias while Learning Japanese

Survivorship Bias while Learning Japanese

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Ever read a blog, forum, or some other social media where someone was sharing their success story to learning Japanese? ...
How Much does the Method Matter?

How Much does the Method Matter?

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The endless search for the best method. The one that works so well that you can cut off months or ...
The Risk vs. Reward of Choosing a Fast Study Pace - Is it Worth it?

The Risk vs. Reward of Choosing a Fast Study Pace – Is it Worth it?

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Answer the following question. Which path would you choose: 1. Try to become fluent in Japanese in 2 years, with ...
Why Pay Money when you can Learn Japanese for Free?

Why Pay Money when you can Learn Japanese for Free?

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One of the worst decisions I made for my Japanese was accepting a $20,000 scholarship for Japanese classes and materials ...
Jalup Intermediate was Hard - Getting Through it Made me Feel Invincible

Jalup Intermediate was Hard – Getting Through it Made me Feel Invincible

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The most important part of my journey has been driving down the J-J lane. I’m not a speedrunner but I ...
Jalup 10 Year Anniversary

Jalup 10 Year Anniversary

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It has been 10 years since I started Jalup, and I thought I would take this moment to look back ...
My Covid Year on the JET Program as a Coordinator for International Relations

My Covid Year on the JET Program as a Coordinator for International Relations

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When it comes to learning Japanese people have a wide variety of reasons for starting. For some people it’s the ...
Achieving Your Japanese Goals – November 2020

Achieving Your Japanese Goals – November 2020

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We all have goals, big and small. Things get in the way, preventing you from achieving them. Not any more. This ...
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