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 in another language is a long journey, but one which can be very rewarding.
Cast: Enrico Bianco, Kimberly Fraser, Mary Kita, Mike Oetlinger
http://ichi2.net/anki (Anki, the spaced-repetition review software)
http://smart.fm/ (Formerly known as “iKnow”. Combines study and review with social networking aspects.)
http://www.kantango.com/ (Create lists of vocabulary words that can be turned into flash cards and written quizzes)
http://buna.yorku.ca/japanese/voc.html (From York University’s Japanese language programme; vocabulary lists broken down into categories)