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Slang up your Japanese Verb Skills!

You use English slang everyday – but how well do you know Japanese slang? Beef up your colloquial Japanese skillz by checking out JCMU Japanese language instructor Keiko Melville’s article below Japanese slang examples below! 518 more words

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People are always asking me how I keep up with my Spanish.

I’ve got to admit that it’s a bit of a challenge (use it or lose it), but I am a firm believer that it can be done through a combination of accountability, goal-setting, and telenovelas (jk about that last one…sort of). 1,659 more words


Immersion/Fluency Mythology 2

In Part 1 of Immersion/Fluency Mythology I wrote about how fluency is usually not defined, how it doesn’t just happen, and how you really need to get out of your comfort zone if you want to progress. 599 more words

General Polyglotism

Imagining "Mornings without Grammar" with Dr. Jeffrey Angles

It’s easy to complain about the complexities of grammar – but what would happen if you woke up in a world without it? Would you be able to communicate at all? 879 more words

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Learning a Foreign Language: 7 Fool-Proof Tips

Learning a foreign language is hard.  I have learned two foreign languages myself and can attest to the frustration and hard work that encompasses the endeavor.   632 more words


Language Learning

language surrounds us everyday of our lives. it is impossible to live without it. personally, i love languages and trying to learn them. i love that, with some effort, anyone in the world could understand anyone else. 317 more words


"Coming" and "Going": Getting your Japanese in motion

Two of the most commonly used verbs in Japanese are “行く” (iku, to go) and “来る” (kuru, to come). Though they may seem simple, since their meanings and usages don’t quite match up with their equivalent English words, they can often be a pain to use correctly! 437 more words

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