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My Interview with Jim Rogers: “Prepare by learning Mandarin”

For my first interview, I wanted to introduce the legendary Jim Rogers and ask him his thoughts on learning Mandarin Chinese and what it was like to relocate his family all the way from New York to Singapore. He was … Continue reading

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What is jibtv?

There’s now a new way to watch Japanese TV shows if you’re not in Japan. I recently heard about this thing called jibtv from TokyoCooney (check out his YouTube channel) and thought it would be a good thing to share. … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This At Home Alone

As much as you might enjoy reviewing your SRS flashcards, watching foreign movies, reading your foreign language books, or whatever you do to learn Chinese and/or Japanese (or any language for that matter), you can’t learn it all on your … Continue reading

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5 Methods For Learning Kanji Faster

It’s said that there are about 50,000 kanji in existence. Thank god we only need to know a thousand or two of those! Does that make you feel any better? Probably not. Learning the kanji is the hardest part about … Continue reading

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Wafangdian English Language Super School

Look into Gordons eyes and see his confidence glare! Wafangdian English Language Super School might be silly but we have to start somewhere. That’s kind of how I feel about my blog. I’m not an authority on learning Chinese or … Continue reading

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Learn Japanese and Chinese with FREE Dramas, Anime, and Movies

Everyone learning Japanese and Chinese should watch more cartoons and TV dramas! Normally I would never suggest that to anybody, since the first thing that comes to mind are pea-brain couch potatoes watching soaps, but we’re trying to learn some … Continue reading

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My Zousho: I started with Ultimate Japanese

This is the first of many book reviews I’ll do in the My Zousho series. Zousho (蔵書、ぞうしょ) means library or book collection. I’m going to take you through every book in my library that I’ve used to learn Japanese. I … Continue reading

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Learn How to Speak Chinese with ChinesePod

If you’re trying to learn Chinese then I can’t stress enough how you should be using ChinesePod. Whenever someone first asks me how to learn Chinese I tell them to start there. I started learning Chinese with their podcast lessons … Continue reading

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How to Speak Japanese: Rikaichan and Kanji-lish

Here are two more great tools to help you learn Japanese. As long as you use Firefox as your internet browser, you will find these tools to be really handy and convenient. They’ll help you save time and create a … Continue reading

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Learn How to Speak Chinese & Japanese with Spaced Repetition System – Part 2

I’m glad you’ve decided to follow my advice and start using a spaced repetition system (SRS). Remember that this is a very simple concept that everyone can be successful with. Just put in the small amount of time to set … Continue reading

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