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greatdaytonihon
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 Message 1 of 12
24 December 2013 at 5:28pm | IP Logged 
This will be my journal for TAC 2014 for the JP team called 旅立ち which means setting off on a trip:)

also, Please visit our team thread at:
team

for my reference: team sakura sakura

:) there you will find a directory of everyone's logs

Edited by greatdaytonihon on 31 December 2013 at 5:57pm

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greatdaytonihon
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 Message 2 of 12
24 December 2013 at 5:38pm | IP Logged 
Learning a new language is part of my New Years Resolution so that I keep my mind busy and alert
teaching it new things:o I head back to college soon so this will also be a test of my time management
I have taken one intro Japanese course in college and will be taking another one this coming January.:)
Genki I was what we used and now I am using Genki II^^
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greatdaytonihon
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24 December 2013 at 5:44pm | IP Logged 
My first goal for Japanese will be to learn the Kanjis in RTK, so that is around 3030.

I'm not sure how to do that, but I heard RTK (Remembering the Kanji) is a very reputable source for
beginners so I will see how it goes!
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tristano
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 Message 4 of 12
24 December 2013 at 9:46pm | IP Logged 
Hi all!
I'm starting Persian from scratch after being amazed by how charming it sounds! Right now I'm organising my study,
looking for resources and preparing a roadmap in order to achieve my goal for January 2015, or at least arriving
next to: being able to read and write the script, understand the general meanings of non highly specialised texts and
being able to have basic conversations with natives.
As a first lesson I listened the episode 1 of Chai and Conversation podcast. I will try to listen one episode per day, if
needed twice a day or two days in a row before continue and in the next days starting from today I will start playing
with the beautiful script.
My main concern is to prepare a study plan that is sustainable, considering that I work as software engineer at least
8 hours a day and I have two language to maintain (English and French) and three to study actively (Dutch, Persian
and Mandarin). Progress not too fast is acceptable to me, but my challenge is to commit myself for success.
The reward is so high that it would be a pity not to get it (I mean, access to Persian language and culture, other than
the objectives with the other languages).

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tristano
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24 December 2013 at 9:47pm | IP Logged 
Ok, it's definitely a bug :)
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tristano
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24 December 2013 at 9:48pm | IP Logged 
Guys, I tried three times to add my log but the platform appends it to already existing topics.

Edited by tristano on 24 December 2013 at 9:49pm

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dampingwire
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 Message 7 of 12
24 December 2013 at 10:23pm | IP Logged 
greatdaytonihon wrote:
My first goal for Japanese will be to learn the Kanjis
in RTK, so that is around 3030.

I'm not sure how to do that, but I heard RTK (Remembering the Kanji) is a very
reputable source for
beginners so I will see how it goes!


There's a website which may help with RTK: RTK.

I found it very helpful for RTK1 (the daily use kanji list up until the 2010 revisions
iirc). I do intend to tackle the remaining 1000 or so but, at least for now, only as
they come up. That website allows you to add kanji to your list piecemeal, so you can
just add a new kanji as needed (along with the ones it builds on, I guess).

I found that if I allowed myself two 15m sessions each day to build up the kanji I
could get through the lsit (and retain 80-90% of them) pretty quickly. But you should
also get on with other things in parallel (learning the kana, beginning audio, getting
to grips with grammar) so as to make progress and build up some reinforcement between
the activities.

You don't want to spend months learning to write (almost) all the required kanji only
to find that you can't read a thing!

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greatdaytonihon
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 Message 8 of 12
29 December 2013 at 9:42pm | IP Logged 
dampingwire wrote:
greatdaytonihon wrote:
My first goal for Japanese will be to learn the
Kanjis
in RTK, so that is around 3030.

I'm not sure how to do that, but I heard RTK (Remembering the Kanji) is a very
reputable source for
beginners so I will see how it goes!


There's a website which may help with RTK: RTK.

I found it very helpful for RTK1 (the daily use kanji list up until the 2010 revisions
iirc). I do intend to tackle the remaining 1000 or so but, at least for now, only as
they come up. That website allows you to add kanji to your list piecemeal, so you can
just add a new kanji as needed (along with the ones it builds on, I guess).

I found that if I allowed myself two 15m sessions each day to build up the kanji I
could get through the lsit (and retain 80-90% of them) pretty quickly. But you should
also get on with other things in parallel (learning the kana, beginning audio, getting
to grips with grammar) so as to make progress and build up some reinforcement between
the activities.

You don't want to spend months learning to write (almost) all the required kanji only
to find that you can't read a thing!


Thanks sooo much for this link! It's really great, and the forum has a nice community too:o I am really
enjoying the stories here XD
RTK.

Edited by greatdaytonihon on 30 December 2013 at 5:18am



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