• Avatarladdr on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – March 2020This month is a HUGE milestone for me, I will finish Jalup (yay)! After March will therefore be a huge transition for me so I will need to do some serious planning for that. I...
  • Avatarladdr on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – February 2020February went well, especially for a short month and the trip I had. I did 12 cards a day, only one day did I do 8 because I forgot to preload the next batch and...
  • AvatarJim on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – March 20201. Your specific goal(s) a. WaniKani Level 19 (654 kanji, 2119 vocab) b. Purchase JALUP Maximum Package c. Read vol. 3-4 of Yotsubato d. 3-5 daily hours of passive and active immersion 3. Game plan/strategy...
  • AvatarGareth on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – February 2020Addendum I just read this bit of the blog post "Your experience (issues, struggles, discoveries)" So for point 2: I was initially excited at doing Erin website lessons, I found that I was able to...
  • AvatarGareth on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – March 2020Goals for March 1. Go to Japan and not stress about getting better at Japanese! 2. When I return (mid March) I expect to: - Start Advanced - Keep going with RTK. That will do...
Go Faster and Make Mistakes

Go Faster and Make Mistakes

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Why do cars have brakes? To go faster. If you haven't heard of this before, take a second to realize ...
Do I Really Need to Learn this?

Do I Really Need to Learn this?

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The unavoidable question. Often followed by speculative reasons why learning this isn't necessary for my goals. Every beginner-intermediate learner asks ...
So you Failed the JLPT by 1 Point

So you Failed the JLPT by 1 Point

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The worst thing just happened. You failed the JLPT. As if that wasn't bad enough, you failed it in the ...
Achieving Your Japanese Goals – February 2020

Achieving Your Japanese Goals – February 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 ...
Is it Okay to Rush a Deck?

Is it Okay to Rush a Deck?

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You want results fast. You want Japanese skill now. You want to be watching your favorite anime already. Learning Japanese ...
Can you use WaniKani with Jalup?

Can you use WaniKani with Jalup?

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WaniKani is a popular kanji learning tool from the producers of Tofugu. I only have positive things to say about ...
If You don't Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?

If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?

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Ever heard this wise advice before? The ultimate self-reflecting test to find out if you will ever make any sense ...
I Must Read and Watch this Fun Thing Daily!

I Must Read and Watch this Fun Thing Daily!

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Flash card goals are straightforward. Review till 0. Learn 10 new cards a day. This is studying. Set your targets ...
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