Everyone wants results fast. If you had a choice between seeing those results sooner or later, you know which you would choose. But if you had the choice to have amazing results later at the sacrifice of good results now, which would you choose? That’s what this website is all about. Most methods focus on front-loaded learning. You start conversations immediately. You acquire a wide …Continue reading →
We set goals. That’s life. That’s Japanese learning. When we set goals, we want to achieve them. That’s their purpose. While accomplishing a goal is of utter importance, how you actually set a goal can change everything. Do you set your goals high or do you set them low, and which is going to yield the greatest rewards? The Grand Goals Before getting into high/low goals, …Continue reading →
You want to think in Japanese. But every time you read Japanese, those English internal translations just seem to pop up everywhere. Will they ever disappear? *Click on Captions for English subtitles* AdamFounder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.
Are you there yet? Are you there yet? How many more hours, days, weeks, months, years until you get to your destination? Too focused on where you want to be to remember where you are? Start looking at now. *Click on captions for English subtitles* AdamFounder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.
The level guide here on Jalup was one of the first things that was created when this website came into existence, and has been at the core of the site up till today. It has been reworked over the years, with many supplements available to figure out how to pinpoint where you stand. But is all of this merely aesthetic to carry forth the video game …Continue reading →
Learning Japanese takes time. Developing your abilities takes time. You start off puny, with little control over anything, and slowly work your way towards being a Japanese powerhouse. Skills are acquired and leveled up one at a time. It’s all a slow evolution… or is it? Is progress ever sudden and instantaneous? Pull out a Japanese novel and all of a sudden you can read it …Continue reading →
Think your Japanese is pretty good? Think your Japanese sucks? That’ll change. Over and over again. In rapid succession over the months and years. You feel you are on top of the world one moment, and the bottom the next. You can’t escape Everyone starts off at the same level 1. No cheat codes. You are full of uncertainties, have little to no ability, and …Continue reading →
The schedule. Keeping track of your study time. Knowing what you have done to try to fully take control of what you will do. Do you have a morning schedule that looks something like like: 5:00: wake up 5:00-6:00: do Anki reviews 6:00-7:00: watch J-dramas 7:00-7:30: read J-novel 7:30-8:00: practice Japanese writing I think most people have ended up writing out some form of schedule similar to …Continue reading →