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Japanese Challenge: Update

Charlette wrote a little write-up at the end of our Japanese Challenge. Moreover, she had a go at writing something about herself in Japanese. There may be mistakes. Check it out: And so, our time as language geeks with nothing … Continue reading

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The Japanese Challenge: Assessment Day

So, today, we got assessed for what we achieved over the past week. Unfortunately, our teacher made the assessment far too easy, and it turns out that the assessment sheet she used is one for children. We may well have … Continue reading

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The Japanese Challenge: Update Day 5

Here’s Charlette’s take on the experience: Japanese Challenge: Day Five We have come to the end of a five-day working week, but, unlike the ordinary businessman who can probably now put his feet up for a well-earned rest over the … Continue reading

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The First 24 Hours

Konnichiwa! Yeah, that’s right: the Japanese Challenge began yesterday morning! We’ve had our first formal lesson with our Japanese teacher, tried to absorb the Hiragana writing system, labelled lots of objects in my language school in Japanese and crammed vocabulary … Continue reading

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The Japanese Challenge: can you learn a language within a week?

Outrageous Claims? I tend to be a bit sceptical when I hear reports of people, even geniuses, who claim to have managed to learn a language within a week (just as much as I tend to be sceptical of people … Continue reading

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