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Time to Hit the Books Again! (Kimi’s Journey)

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

I’m excited to share with all of you that tomorrow I’m starting my “Japanese journey” all over again from the beginning, but in a Japanese language school and not just self-study. I’m nervous, anxious and excited all at the same ...

ご注文は? 「Gochuumon wa?」 “May I Take Your Order?”

Posted March 9th, 2012 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

If you live near a major city; the next time you go out to your favorite Japanese restaurant, find out if they have any Japanese nationals on staff. A few of my favorite places to dine, fortunately has a few Japanese ...

You Never Know What You’ll Find at the Library!

Posted March 2nd, 2012 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

I live near a public library and had never really taken the time to go in and check it out. Recently, when I was looking around, I noticed that they had an international section that had books in various different languages ...

The JLPT Exam Is Finally Here!

Posted December 4th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese 2 Comments »

Hey there folks! It's that time we have all been waiting for! Tomorrow is the JLPT Exam! For everyone that is going to   be taking it tomorrow, we would like to say: 「明日、日本語能力試験を受ける皆さんに、頑張ってください!」 "Everyone, good luck taking the JLPT!" And just as a ...

Status Update For The Japanese Learner

Posted November 17th, 2011 by Kimberly in Podcast News 1 Comment »

Hey there everyone. This is Kimberly. As you may have noticed the blog has not been updated last week nor will it be updated this week. (Unless you count this as a blog entry.) I wanted to tell everyone what has been ...

How Reading Japanese Aloud Can Help with Speaking Skills

Posted November 6th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese 1 Comment »

One of the most important keys to really knowing a language is to be able to communicate in it. It’s very important to be able to express your thoughts and emotions, while also being able to understand the thoughts and emotions ...

To Use Romaji, Or Not To Use Romaji? That Is The Question.

Posted October 29th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese 1 Comment »

I have been going to a lot of forums and groups lately and I find that many users seem to be afraid of studying the kana tables plus kanji. After speaking with some users from some of these groups, they tell ...

Effective Study Tips for the JLPT Exam

Posted October 14th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese 14 Comments »

The last 5 weeks, we broke down each JLPT level to give you an idea of where you should be in your studies. Now that you have decided what level you are going to take for your exam; let’s review some ...

A Breakdown of N1 (Advanced – Native Level)

Posted October 7th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

Here is what you need to know about the N1 (Advanced – Native Level): By now, if you are preparing yourself for the N1 exam, you should be able to speak Japanese like a native speaker. So congrats for getting yourself ...

A Breakdown of N2 (Lower-Advanced)

Posted September 30th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese No Comments »

Here is what you need to know about the N2 (Lower-Advanced): The N2 level of the JLPT exam; is the minimum level that is required in order for one to live and work in Japan. When one acquires this level, it ...