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Mind-map 1: word goal (click to enlarge) - read the post 2 for more details

Apr 12

Post 3: Using mind maps to learn Japanese

In my previous post, we discussed that one of the challenges when it comes to learning Japanese is the vast amount of information we have to memorize. To reach a decent level of Japanese, it is about 14.000 pieces of information (for the calculation, see the post 1 on this blog). We have also elaborated a strategy which would help as to manage this goal. This strategy has three overlapping pillars (for details on this strategy, see my post 2 on this... more

Apr 12

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Kanjimax screens (click on each pic to see the full pic)

Apr 11

Post 2: Developing strategy to learn Japanese

In my previous post, we figured out that one of the challenges when it comes to learning Japanese is the need to memorize huge amount of information and to keep it in the long term memory. For a decent level of Japanese when we want to know all Jouyou kanji and have a vocabulary of 5.000 words, we need to memorize around 14.000 pieces of information. Human brain is able to store vast amount of information and these 14.000 pieces is like a tiny water droplet falling into ocean.So we have the... more

Apr 11

Post 1: Understanding what makes Japanese hard to learn might help to design a successful

Japanese is a wonderful language. However, it is also one of the most challenging languages to master, at least for people with a mother tongue which uses an alphabet. There are multiple reasons for Japanese being a challenging language to learn. Understanding them might be helpful for designing an efficient learning strategy. If the learning strategy is furthermore augmented by suitable learning tools then the success is guaranteed.One of the key obstacles when learning a new language is the... more

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