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Cross Cultural Seminar

Cross-Cultural Seminar (大杉正明先生とスーザン岩本さんの英会話講座) was a radio show focused on exploring differences between Japanese and English culture, and teaching useful English words and phrases to Japanese learners of English. Although intended for native speakers of...

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5 Reasons You’re Not Improving as Fast as You Want

Have you been studying Japanese for a few months, years, or even decades, but aren't seeing any noticeable progress? First of all, make sure that you're using a good way to measure your actual—as opposed to perceived—progress. I suggest recording an unrehearsed audio...

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Do You Have to Move Abroad to Learn a Language Well?

Is it ideal to learn Japanese in Japan? Yes. Is it a mandatory condition? Absolutely not. First, let me be clear: living in Japan was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and I go back to visit as often as possible. But while living abroad can certainly...

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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Language Learners

Most of you are probably familiar with Stephen R. Covey's best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. I've listened to the audiobook a number of times and return to it whenever I am feeling overwhelmed, adrift, or...

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