East Asian Study Group

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ロータス
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Languages: English (N), Mandarin (HSK 2/TOCFL 1), Korean (Beg)
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East Asian Study Group

Postby ロータス » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:16 pm

Languages:
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Thai
  • +Lesser known East Asian languages
Purpose:
  • To learn and improve our language's listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as much as possible.
  • To help others succeed in their language by affording advice and recommendations.

Notes:
  • This group is open to people of all levels.
  • Members MUST subscribe to this post.
  • Members can post links to their log post here or just post their progress here
  • Members should subscribe to the logs of other members.
  • Members should post questions they have for their target language here

Members: [Post here to get added]

Old Challenges (2017)
Monthly Challenges:
January:
Start the year off with a month of studying vocabulary. Set a goal for how many words/characters you can learn this month and post here how its goes. Did you meet your goal? How did you study the words/characters?
Due Date: January 31, 2017
Completed: ロータス, Christi, Finolia, Nandemonai

Format inspired by French Group
Last edited by ロータス on Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:26 am, edited 63 times in total.
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ロータス
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Languages: English (N), Mandarin (HSK 2/TOCFL 1), Korean (Beg)
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Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby ロータス » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:16 pm

(post here or private message anything you want added here)
Study Resources






Japanese 日本語
  • Tae Kim
  • Imabi
Textbooks:
  • Genki
  • Minno no Nihongo
  • Jplang
  • Tobira
  • [NEW] Marugoto
Reading:
Listening:
Dictionary:
~~~~~~~~~~~~Korean 한국어
Textbooks:
Reading:
Listening:
Dictionary:
  • NAVER
  • Daum
~~~~~~~~~~~~Mandarin 中文
Textbooks:
Reading:
Listening:
  • Chinesepod
  • Popupchinese
Dictionary:
~~~~~~~~~~~~Thai ภาษาไทย
Textbooks:
Reading:
Listening:
Dictionary:

Other languages:
Tagalog
Textbooks:
Reading:
Listening:
Dictionary:
Last edited by ロータス on Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:06 am, edited 12 times in total.
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Reading in one language
步伐多慢无关紧要,只要你坚持不懈。
~Confucius

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OCCASVS
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:18 pm
Languages: Italian (N), English, Polish (B2/C1), French (B2), Chinese (A2/B1), Japanese (A1)
Studying: Polish, Chinese, Japanese
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Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby OCCASVS » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:24 pm

大家好!
I'm going to participate to this challenge, with Chinese and Japanese language :)

In January I am planning to watch for the first time 《海洋天堂》, about the story of an aging father who tries to teach his autistic son how to live independently, before he passes away. It has been on my wishlist for a long time, but I have always waited for the right moment to watch it.

I would gladly accept recommendations for Japanese films. Possibly something based on a true story.
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ロータス
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Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby ロータス » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:15 am

OCCASVS wrote:I would gladly accept recommendations for Japanese films. Possibly something based on a true story.


Off the top of my head the first story that comes to mind is Hachi-ko. Read the story but not the movie.

Let me know if you have any recommendation for Chinese :D
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步伐多慢无关紧要,只要你坚持不懈。
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Xelian
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Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:19 pm
Location: Seattle
Languages: English (N)

Studying actively:
日本語 (B2)

Studying off and on:
svenska (B1)
한국어 (A2)
中文 (beginner)

On the back burner:
العَرَبِيَّة (beginner)

Maybe some other time:
Español (A2)
Български (A2)
ASL (A2)
Deutsch (beginner)

Interested in:
Arabic (Egyptian, Yemeni) Hindi, Turkish, Tibetan, Farsi, Nepali, Urdu, Russian, Vietnamese, Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, Bengali
Language Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... =15&t=8675
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Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby Xelian » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:30 am

So excited to be a part of a challenge this year!!! I'm participating with Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin.

I'm Xelian and here's my language log:
http://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4705
If you look at the last post it shows that I'm going to be studying 5 languages, but my focus languages are Korean, Swedish, and Japanese (which is the title of the thread). I am still making efforts to learn Mandarin, so I'd like to take on this language for the year as well. I have language partners in both Japanese and Korean, and am learning Japanese/Swedish/Japanese linguistics full time at university. I am planning to take more Korean classes next school year, in the winter of 2017, along with 4th year Japanese.

I would say my strongest language after English is Japanese.

To add to the Japanese resources, I'd say "Tobira" is a really good textbook for intermediate to upper intermediate/advanced Japanese.
I also would recommend this website for both reading and listening (though it isn't a real person reading the text, it is clear and understandable) for beginner to intermediate readers: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/index.html
And this is just a really fun Japanese resource I just found, I don't know where it would go in terms of category on the resource list, however, (maybe listening..): http://delvinlanguage.com/groups/
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Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby galaxyrocker » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:46 am

Sup y'all. I'm Galaxyrocker, and I'll be half-participating, in a way. I'm learning Japanese this year (though that might fall through if my plans to go to Japan don't work out). I'm just starting off, working through Genki. I've finished chapter 1 and 2, and have the hiragana memorized, though I didn't put the same effort into the Katakana, sadly. I've read the grammar sections for chapter 3, and listened to the dialog, but the holidays got me outta sync. I hope to get through Genki 1 and 2 this year, and hopefully go live in Japan for a while. We can chat more on my log if y'all want, it's in the sidebar profile.
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rustygecko
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Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:26 pm
Languages: English (N), Mandarin (HSK 4), Greek (beginner), Georgian (beginner)
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5144
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Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby rustygecko » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:45 am

大家好!
Count me in for Mandarin. I'm a rusty HSK 4 level, and would like to be a polished HSK 5 level by the end of 2017. Log here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5144
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Nandemonai
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Posts: 104
Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:32 pm
Location: Tokyo
Languages: Dutch/Flemish (N), English (fluent)
Actively studying: Japanese (basic fluency), Korean (beginner), Mandarin (beginner)
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Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby Nandemonai » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:03 pm

Count me in for Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin. My focus will be on getting my Korean up to a solid intermediate level.
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Xelian
Orange Belt
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:19 pm
Location: Seattle
Languages: English (N)

Studying actively:
日本語 (B2)

Studying off and on:
svenska (B1)
한국어 (A2)
中文 (beginner)

On the back burner:
العَرَبِيَّة (beginner)

Maybe some other time:
Español (A2)
Български (A2)
ASL (A2)
Deutsch (beginner)

Interested in:
Arabic (Egyptian, Yemeni) Hindi, Turkish, Tibetan, Farsi, Nepali, Urdu, Russian, Vietnamese, Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, Bengali
Language Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... =15&t=8675
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Contact:

Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby Xelian » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:14 pm

Nandemonai wrote:Count me in for Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin. My focus will be on getting my Korean up to a solid intermediate level.


Nice to see someone else trying to take on all three of these!! And also someone with such a high proficiency in Japanese. Good luck with your Korean, I'll be working towards the same kinds of goals but am a bit less advanced in Japanese still, so I'm working on bringing that up along with some very basic Mandarin.

Happy studies~
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atiekay
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Languages: English (N), Advanced Mandarin and Japanese, Intermediate German, Beginner Russian and Korean
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Re: East Asian Team - 2017~

Postby atiekay » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:44 am

Hello everyone!
I'd like to signup for Chinese and Japanese. As for resources, you should definitely add Pleco to the Mandarin dictionaries. It definitely is a lifesaver for anyone learning Chinese!
My log: http://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5150
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