What I Did On My Winter Vacation (Delenir)

Hello friends! It’s good to be back after the winter holidays! As I mentioned, I took a break from blogging to try some hardcore Japanese-ing! I wanted to make December all about action rather than theory or preparation. The best way to explain is of course with photos! Switching entirely to iOS for my mobile … Continue reading

Using Evernote for your Japanese studies

Evernote is, as the name suggests, a note creation and management system. It’s extremely multi-platform–everything from desktop apps for Windows, Mac, to a web-based version and even an app for all major mobile devices. You can write text, take photos, or even record audio that syncs seamlessly across all devices you may use, including your … Continue reading

Delenir’s review of JapaneseClass.JP

JapaneseClass.jp is a website for learning Japanese. It focuses on vocabulary, individual kanji readings, and kanji meanings. It also has a strong social element, allowing you to have friends lists and challenge fellow Japanese learners. Appealing to the gamers among us, the site uses experience points to turn learning new words into an RPG-like quest. … Continue reading

Extensive Reading + Intensive Reading, The Ultimate Combo!

When it comes to learning Japanese through reading text, you may have heard about two opposing ideas that I’ve talked about a bit before. (My LWT Guide). At the risk of repeating myself, here they are: Extensive Reading is reading a lot of text in your target language, at a level that is in your … Continue reading

LWT: Daniel’s Guide for Japanese Useage

Getting Started Learning With Texts is a tool that has moved me out of my rut and on to Tadoku-style language learning. It’s like creating your own textbook, with all the materials being of your own choosing. I use some different settings than Mikotoneko, so you may prefer one method or the other! The best … Continue reading

LWT: Tricks of the Trade

Part 3 of the ongoing LWT posts. If you haven’t heard about LWT check these posts out: Part 1 (Intro) ; Part 2 (Guide for Japanese-Mikoto). If you’re like me, and you’ve done a good bit of Japanese, or you know a great many vocabulary words, or phrases, you’ll be at a disadvantage in a … Continue reading

LWT: A Guide to Setting up for Japanese Learning

Here we’ll cover the basics to getting started in Japanese with LWT! We’ll cover topics like where to get signed up, setting changes, deletion of old content, adding new content, using a insert spacer website, customize your dictionaries, and so much more. The Beginning Go here! Your friendly Fluent in 3 Month website helps you … Continue reading

LWT: Learning With Text Introduction

One of the programs that I’ve recently started to delve into is called LWT which is short for Learning with Text. LWT is a great open source project created by a really cool guy in 2010. He published his LWT in 2011 as a free, open source project open to the public domain. So what … Continue reading

  • Read More or Die! 2011

    _2011 End Results_
    Total read for Tadoku:
    __433.3 pages!__
    Placement: 115/188
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    October 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 97/120
    End Tally: 59.2
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    July 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 86/142
    End Tally: 195.6
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    April 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 62/106
    End Tally: 154.5
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    January 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 84/99
    End Tally: 24
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    August 2010 Contest:
    Placement: 20/41
    End Tally: 160

  • Read Or Die 2013

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    June:
    Goal: 600
    Total: 906.26
    blew my goal outta the water!

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    March 2-Week:
    Goal: 125
    Total:302.75

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    January:
    Goal: 250
    Total: 314