Passive Japanese Learning is a Myth

I am not referring to the term “passive learning” as it is used in instructional design or educational theory. Rather, I am referring to the many claims on Japanese-learning message boards, blogs, and YouTube. The claim that by merely having Japanese music or dialogue playing in your vicinity, you are subliminally learning the language. The …

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Improving your Japanese: Tweak your Podcast Settings

Just a quick tip: Podcasts are great for news and entertainment, but if you want to make the most of our little endeavor, I recommend making a tweak to how you get these podcasts. Most podcast apps are configured on the assumption the listener will listen to any podcast a single time. Don’t let this …

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