Category Archives for 05 speaking • 話す事

Pitch Accent in Japanese

This post is prompted by an article on Doug’s blog Japan: Life and Religion. It made me think again of the issue of pitch accent in Japanese; a recurring topic on BBSes and Blogs but rarely covered in textbooks or … Continue reading

13. May 2009 by ロバート
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にほんごをまなぼう Lets Study Japanese

にほんごをまなぼう Lets Study Japanese is an interactive site based around school activities made by the Japanese Ministry of Education. It is almost completely in Japanese. There are some English explanations of what to do, but otherwise it’s an immersive program. You … Continue reading

04. December 2007 by ロバート
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Anki – multiplatform flashcard program

Anki 暗記 [あんき] (n,vs) memorisation, learning by heart. This is a flashcard program that was written by someone specifically to help him learn Japanese. It’s free, and runs on Windows Linux and Mac. Apparently there’s also a version for mobile … Continue reading

10. November 2007 by ロバート
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DIY Techniques for Language Learners

Maria Fernandez-Toro & Francis R Jones (CiLT) This is an interesting textbook offering advice on how to study a language on your own. It’s not specifically about Learning Japanese, but gives methods for studying any language. It has 2 main … Continue reading

25. June 2007 by ロバート
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Flashcards for (older)iPods

Notes 1 At the simplest level you can store lists of words in the notes feature of an iPod. Write them in a text file in UTF encoding and the iPod can display the Japanese. However the typeface is very … Continue reading

01. June 2007 by ロバート
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Take Off in Japanese

Oxford University Press This is a very good value language course consisting of 4 compact discs and a 240 page text book. The structure of the course is 14 units. Each unit is made up of three teaching sections of … Continue reading

31. May 2007 by ロバート
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