Posts tagged Japanese


Konichi-Wa, Shalom and Hello World!

If you follow us on Twitter you might have noticed those recent posts containing weird non-Western characters like (げいしゃ) or (אהבה). I’m talking of course about our two new language-specific blogs maintained by the  Learn Out Live department leaders, one…

published on October 4, 2010, by


Introducing The Japanese Culture Blog

Japanese is a means to an end. No one sane studies Japanese for over a dozen years, becomes a professional translator, and learns all the complexity and nuance of this language because the language is fun. Yes, it is a…

published on August 23, 2010, by


Instruction is a River Into the Mind

In Japanese, the kanji (Chinese character, the hieroglyph-ish stuff) for “instruction” combines two components. The first component is “words”: that which pours out of a mouth. This is the component, or “radical,” on the left. The second component is the…

published on May 29, 2010, by


Japanese Made Easy As One, Two, Three

I have had enormous success with my private Japanese tutoring over Skype with a student intending to take the EJU so that he can study in Japan. We still have a full year to go, but 60 lessons in, a…

published on May 17, 2010, by


How To Learn Japanese

There are many schools of thought for how to learn Japanese. Allow me to briefly present mine. #1: Settle On A Goal If your goal is to know a few cool words to impress your friends, you do not need…

published on April 21, 2010, by


Want To Study At A Japanese University?

If you’d like to study at a Japanese university, read on. If you don’t… read on anyway! You might find this interesting. At the present time, Japan is undergoing a chronic shortage of students for its well-respected universities. (Most of…

published on April 8, 2010, by