Category Archives: Entertainment
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まりもえお！(Marimoeo): Podcasts for Your Immersion Environment
So I heard about a podcast that’s done semi-regularly that supposedly has solid content. It’s called Marimoe, and as of the time of writing they’ve published 62 podcasts. The podcasts are done by 3 high school girls from Hokkaido. But before you immediately assume it’s all ditzy rambling, know that it’s just the opposite. In fact, they pick a topic and have well-organized discussions regarding it in a gender-neutral way. It’s good to listen to since it’s just talking, with no distractions such as music to keep your attention away from your current task. Even if you can’t understand it yet, it’s still great to listen to since the speech is so clearly spoken and recorded. Head over to まりもえお and check out their podcasts!
Grooveshark: Free Internet Radio (Tons of Japanese Music!)
I found something about a month ago that I’ve been meaning to post. It’s called Grooveshark, and it’s made of pure awesome. It’s a free internet radio, with a twist. You can choose what you listen to, and when by making your own playlists. And as far as I can tell, there are no limitations to this. Features: Tons of [Japanese] Music to choose from – I’ve not found any artist yet that isn’t on Grooveshark. Web-based – you don’t have to download a desktop application to listen. You just need a web browser. Playlists – you can build and save your own. You can also share them with others, as well as get other people’s playlists. No commercials – just hours of play time. Unlimited (as far as I can tell) play time. I’ve never been prompted to upgrade […]
An Overview of Immersion
Updated 7/12/2011. Immersion. From everything I’ve seen/read/heard, immersion is quintessential to learning not just Japanese, but anything, really. If you think about it, it’s how you learned English in the first place – assuming, of course, that it’s your first language. Or, perhaps it isn’t; in which case you would still need to learn via immersion if you really want to get good at it. Let’s back up a few paces and glance at what immersion is from afar. Immersion is basically surrounding yourself with what (language, in this case) you are trying to learn. Full immersion is completely cutting all ties (within reason, of course) to your primary language and converting/changing all those things around you to be in the language you are striving to learn. This includes a lot more than you might consider at first. Obviously one […]