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Japanese Immersion: August week 1

Would you consider this week to be the last week of July or the first week August? 🙄 Writing this “Japanese immersion” post makes me realise how much immersion does not happen naturally to me. I really have to make it happen or the week passes without me doing anything in Japanese apart from reading books. Music I have been looking for artists to listen to in vain. I have spent some frustrating time on Youtube, but nothing really caught my ear (apart from “Horololo” by EXO-CBX, but that may be because I am used to hearing K-pop, and it immediately sounded familiar and catchy…) I think that generally speaking, Jpop is not for me, but I can occasionally find things I like, so it is worth searching! I ended up listening to jazz, an area where I am rarely disappointed and found the band Bohemianvoodoo. This is exactly the kind of jazz I like to listen to, especially while studying: Musical experience: 100/100 Study background: 100/100 Japanese immersion: 0/100! Gaming Channel The only thing …

Japanese immersion: July week 4

Introduction: a word on immersion I will enlarge my Friday post’s definition (if it had any…) and call it “Japanese immersion”. In other words, I will write every Friday about the things I did to get immersed in Japanese. We all know that immersion is a key factor to language learning, but it is easy to let the weeks go by without actively immerse ourselves in our target language/culture. I can easily guess that immersion is not a problem for many fans of Japan. It is just something that happens because Japanese culture becomes a part of their life. To me, it is a little different. Even though I love many aspects of the Japanese culture, I would naturally want to watch European/American films rather than Japanese, listen to occidental music rather than a Japanese one and so on. Only Japanese literature really fascinates me. This is why I have to consciously build up a Japanese environment around me because it will not happen naturally. I think that making a kind of report once a week …