Hello, my lovely community!
It’s been really a long time since my last post. Five months it is the eternity in the bloggers’ world. Honestly, I feel a little bit guilty that I haven’t had time to share with you my advice of language learning, my study tips and so on. That’s because I started to work hard on another project that I plan to turn into my full-time job. I’ve already told you about it in one of my previous posts. Dogoda.fr is my the biggest project and I am so happy to see how it grows every day. Dogoda is a French project. There I help people to start their own blog/website, to develop it and to grow their social media community. There are also a lot of advice to find a job, to become better and more productive at work, and of course, I write about learning, in particular about language learning. I have many ideas for this website and I am very excited about it.
However, don’t think that I quit language learning! I am still learning them almost every day whenever I have a free minute. I’ve subscribed to Vocable Espagnol and now every month I am waiting to receive my new Vocable. I started it in February. The first to magazines had a CD with the audio recording of all articles. That is amazing! So I could listen to the audio and follow the text at the same time. Vocable motivates me a lot to practise my Spanish. Moreover, every magazine has news articles, not just about Spain but all Spanish-speaking countries, then there are also some culture news and pages with exercises that I like a lot. The texts divided into three levels – easy, intermediate, advanced. There is also a dictionary after every text, so you can quickly look at the word you don’t understand and to continue reading. If you haven’t already tried Vocable, you should do it. They also have Vocable English and German.
Some month ago I decided to learn Japanese. For the moment I don’t have the aim to speak fluently but I want to learn the signs (kana) to read some easy texts. At the moment I am learning Hiragana, and very soon I will start with Katakana. For this reason, I bought Assimil. They have really nice workbooks. The first one is to learn how to write Hiragana and Katakana, and the second one is to master your knowledge and learn new words. I like a lot these workbooks.
When I am away I use my smartphone to learn Japanese. There are some cool apps I’ve found. Of course, I have Memrise and also I use LingoDeer. LingoDeer is a great app especially to learn kana. Honestly, I didn’t move further than that, but I will!
I almost forgot to mention my favourite YouTube channel to learn Japanese. It is JapanesePod101. They are really great, they help me to understand better some Japanese signs and how to use them. They also help me to learn new words. You shoud check this channel if you want to learn Japanese in a right way!
Every passionate language learner wants to be closer to the language that he or she learning and also to stay closer to the culture of its country. I am not the exception. I’ve started to eat more Japanese food, no I am joking, it is just delicious! I’ve downloaded a Japanese game on my phone, it calls Neko Atsume (the cats’ collector). The great thing about this game is that you can choose Japanese or English to play. It is a nice option to learn some new words. By the way, the game reflects the Japanese culture in some sort, you just have to put some food, a couple of toys and wait… until the cats will come to your yard.
I hope you liked my life updates and I will see you soon in my next articles. I promise to post one article per month! Write me please in the comments what language you are learning at the moment and what books/apps you’re using for it.