I have an Android app I have had installed for the longest time. So long, I forgot about it. But then, you see a moment from someone you’re following on HelloTalk, and your memory gets jogged. To be honest, I forgot about it because my Japanese skill when I installed it was pretty low. But now, I think it’s improved to the point where I can get some benefit from using it regularly. It’s an app created by the International University of Japan for their students, but non-students can use it too. Called Ganbatte Shadowing, it explains all the concepts of shadowing, and then has “tasks” for you to complete.… Read MoreContinue Reading
How To Language Shadow?
Language shadowing is apparently best done by walking around while you’re doing it. All the videos I’ve seen of people doing language shadowing show them walking around a park, by themselves, with ear buds in, and walking around and talking. I admire parks where there is no one to look at the weirdo walking around talking to themselves in a foreign language. I imagine calls to the police are greatly reduced in that scenario. Anyway, I’ve been using Erin’s Challenge! to try and do some language shadowing while bouncing up and down in my chair. Bouncing is movement, right? Also, one of my cats always decides it would be great… Read MoreContinue Reading
Going to try this out and see if it compensates for the lack of daily partners to practice Japanese with. After I’ve tried to make it work, I’ll share some of my thoughts and experiences.Continue Reading