Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Japanese studies

I studied Japanese for over an hour today. It's hard for me to focus at first because I have to access the internet for my study materials but I get distracted easily. "Let me check my email real quick." "Oh, yeah. I forgot I was going to check this forum."

Once I focused on my studying, I couldn't stop. I listened to a podcast that covered basic compass directions (north, south, east, west). Then I read a lesson about how to conjugate verbs. It's very different than English. Then I learned how to say "I plan to do something."

I'm having a lot of fun! If you are studying another language, I have to recommend lang-8. This website allows you to post journal entries in the language you are learning. Native speakers will correct your grammar, word usage, etc. Then you return the favor by correcting others' entries in English. Best of all, it's free!

Tomorrow I plan to practice "I plan" and also get started learning the negative conjugations of dictionary form verbs. It sounds complicated!

5 comments:

Ann@His Grace To Me said...

lang-8 looks pretty cool! It appeals to the former ESL teacher in me.

Cassandra said...

I'm having a lot of fun with it!

missingno15 said...

頑張ってね

Cassandra said...

ありがとう, missing!

bekahcubed said...

I know what you mean about getting distracted on the computer.

Lang-8 does look neat--I might have to give it a try sometime (maybe when I have a bit more time!)