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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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