I've been doing some challenges lately, mainly in Italian, and I actually wanted to write a post when starting and then to look back. But that didn't happen and I'm getting to the end of challenges, so I try to do both in this post: to describe what I thought of the challenge going in … Continue reading Challenges, challenges, challenges!!!
My background in Japanese I used to study Japanese. That was about 12 years ago... I first took all the courses offered in the Helsinki open university, which in Finland means that you can study university courses by paying a small fee. However, what they offer is limited. Then, I started studying physics as a … Continue reading Getting back on the horse… with Japanese
There are many posts about podcasts and language learning (just google it). But I thought about how I use them, which seems to differ a bit from the common and recommended way. Most recommend finding podcasts with transcripts and then listen to each podcasts many times. I don't really disagree with the advice, but I … Continue reading Using podcasts for language learning
Background: why I was looking for new resources In participating in the Language Jam I finally gave up on many language learning resources. I realized that I like very specific kind of resources that are sort of similar to how Finnish school books used to be when I was in school (well, I assume they … Continue reading Conversations: First look