East Asian Study Group

An area with study groups for various languages. Group members help each other, share resources and experience. Study groups are permanent but the members rotate and change.
Christi
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Re: East Asian Study Group

Postby Christi » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:36 am

reineke wrote:18 pages of people joining the group...


I think this might be because there are just too many different languages in this group which makes it more difficult to really focus on a particular topic or start challenges etc?

I'd be game for doing something as a group but don't think there's a lot of demand for it.
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Re: East Asian Study Group

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:04 am

Is there anyone who can give me the link to download the Japanese versions of one of those:
1. MS Paint Tutorial
2. MS Power Point Tutorial
3. Corel Draw Tutorial
4. In Design Tutorial
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Re: East Asian Study Group

Postby Xenops » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:34 pm

Christi wrote:
reineke wrote:18 pages of people joining the group...


I think this might be because there are just too many different languages in this group which makes it more difficult to really focus on a particular topic or start challenges etc?

I'd be game for doing something as a group but don't think there's a lot of demand for it.


That's an interesting idea...It seems most people focus on just one East Asian language, and not multiple. There's also groups for specific languages like French and Setswana. I could start a Japanese one.
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Re: East Asian Study Group

Postby Xelian » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:20 pm

Xenops wrote:
Christi wrote:
reineke wrote:18 pages of people joining the group...


I think this might be because there are just too many different languages in this group which makes it more difficult to really focus on a particular topic or start challenges etc?

I'd be game for doing something as a group but don't think there's a lot of demand for it.


That's an interesting idea...It seems most people focus on just one East Asian language, and not multiple. There's also groups for specific languages like French and Setswana. I could start a Japanese one.


I still find this group to be useful, especially the resources post. Some of us do study multiple East Asian languages, so this is maybe more of a tribute/celebration of those who live with that struggle, while also being an open resource to others who only study one.

As for the demand for challenges and focusing on a specific topic, etc, it is a bit harder especially with all of us having our own lives to tend to. I think now that it's summer things might be able to pick up again!!!


On another note, I'm a little late on this one, but my goal for July (and a few months following that) is to study for the JLPT N2.
This summer I've been resurfacing my horrible Korean and learning some very basic Mandarin (which has been a lot of fun). Additionally, I watched a Japanese movie without subtitles and got the majority of what was happening, I've been learning some stray words, and I've been having short conversations in Japanese. The problem is the person who most often uses Japanese with me code switches Japanese and English and it's very frustrating to keep focused.... Code switching is quite a skill.

I hope everyone is having a good summer!
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