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TJL News – May 17, 2009

Posted May 17th, 2009 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes, Podcast News 4 Comments »

In this podcast news segment, I reiterate some of the announcements that I've made on the blog regarding Kimberly Fraser's upcoming posts and the podcasting panel at Anime North 2009. I apologize for the lack of new episodes. At this ...

Episode 6 – Words, Words, Words

Posted March 25th, 2009 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes 4 Comments »

In this episode, we talk about how to start learning and retaining Japanese vocabulary. Vocabulary is a crucial part of any language learning process.  It gives you the "what" to say where grammar is the "how."  Acquiring a full vocabulary ...

Episode 5 – Getting Started with Kanji

Posted February 28th, 2009 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes 2 Comments »

In this episode, we discuss how to start learning and mastering the most complicated part of the Japanese writing system, the kanji.  The kanji are the characters that were integrated into the Japanese language from Chinese.  Over time, these characters ...

Special Episode 1 – Enrico’s Back

Posted January 19th, 2009 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes 2 Comments »

In our first special episode, the cast from episode 4 (with Michael sitting in for Kimberly) welcomes Enrico back from his trip to Japan.  Enrico tells tales of his trip and answers some interesting questions.  Also, we comtemplate the idea ...

Episode 4 – Free Talk, Sept. 5/08

Posted September 19th, 2008 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes No Comments »

Greetings from Asakusa! =D This is the first "Free Talk" episode. The concept? Get the guest speakers together, put a topic related to Japan and/or the Japanese language on the table, and let the conversation flow! In this episode, ...

Episode 3 – Getting Conversational

Posted September 13th, 2008 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes 2 Comments »

In this episode, we talk about how to start speaking Japanese, how to practice, and how to keep on improving. Cast: Enrico Bianco, Kimberly Fraser, Anton Khan, Mike Oetlinger Related links: http://buna.arts.yorku.ca/japanese/ (Japanese Studies at York University, including free course materials) http://www.language-exchanges.org/ (The Mixxer: ...

Episode 2 – Tackling the Kana

Posted August 22nd, 2008 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes 5 Comments »

In this episode, we talk about how to start learning and mastering the two syllabic alphabets of Japanese, hiragana and katakana. Cast: Enrico Bianco, Kimberly Fraser, Mary Kita, Mike Oetlinger Related links: http://www.realkana.com/ (online site for practicing kana) http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm (many learning materials to download ...

Episode 1 – So You Want to Learn Japanese?

Posted August 8th, 2008 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes 3 Comments »

This is the first official episode of the podcast. In this episode, we discuss the things you may want to know if you’re considering taking the plunge and starting your own journey to learn Japanese.  Plus, we give some tips and ...

Episode 0 – Introduction

Posted July 18th, 2008 by Enrico in Podcast Episodes 2 Comments »

In this pilot episode, I discuss the purpose and goals of the podcast, and introduce myself as a learner of Japanese. The podcast officially kicks off from episode 1, "So You Want to Learn Japanese?" Related links: http://www.japanesepod101.com/ (JapanesePod101, the podcast I ...