East Asian Team - 2017~

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East Asian Team - 2017~

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

Languages:
  • JapaneseImage
  • KoreanImage
  • MandarinImage
  • ThaiImage
  • +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]


    Monthly Challenges:
    January:
    Watch a movie/completed drama in your target language(your native subs are allowed) and post here a review of it. Did you like it, hate it or not care much about it? Would you recommend it? Is this a movie/drama you would come back and watch again?
    Due Date: January 31, 2017
    Completed: ロータス cathrynm tuckamore Sizen Xelian Meera dampingwire

    February:
    Analyse your favorite song in your target language. Study the lyrics and post hear anything interesting you found. Was it easy to understand and which parts are your favorite?When did you first hear this song? If there is a video that goes with it, did you like that as well or think it doesn't match very well?
    Due Date: February 28, 2017
    Completed: cathrynm ロータス rustygecko

    March:
    Enjoy the month of Spring!

    April:
    Time to get reading. Read anything that is a least two four paragraphs long. Can be from any sources as long as you read at least two paragraphs of it. If still a beginner, can read four eight dialogues from a textbook or --pod101 site. Try and challenge yourself with something you have not already read. Post a link to what you read and describe if it was easy for you or difficult. Were there many unknown words and grammar points?
    Due Date: April 30, 2017
    Completed: Sizen Xelian Sc27 cathrynm ロータス

    May:
    Post a review of a book you have completed in your target language. If still a beginner, post a review of the textbook you completed or are working through now. ( Sorry its not much of a challenge, busy planning a year in New Zealand xD )

    Format inspired by French Group
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    ロータス
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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
    • [NEW] Tae Kim
    • [NEW] Imabi
    Textbooks:
    • Genki
    • Minno no Nihongo
    • Jplang
    • Tobira
    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:
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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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    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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    Xelian
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    Studying actively:
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    Studying off and on:
    한국어 (A2)
    Español (A2)
    中文 (beginner)

    Flirting:
    ASL (A2)
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    Interested in:
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    Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4705
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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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    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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    Languages: Dutch/Flemish (N), English (fluent)
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    Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1684
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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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    Studying off and on:
    한국어 (A2)
    Español (A2)
    中文 (beginner)

    Flirting:
    ASL (A2)
    Български (A1)

    Interested in:
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    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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    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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