Language

To JLPT Or Not to JLPT? Part 2

We’re back to talking about the JLPT, a topic which we left off on the first part of this series, which you can read here. The first part explored some of the shortcomings of the JLPT, and gave reasons why one may not see the JPLT as a relevant qualification. In Part 2, we’ll talk about why you may want to strongly consider taking the JLPT after all. Let’s get right to it! 🙂

Mbithe is a software developer at Andela and loves all things tech! You can probably find her sitting barefoot somewhere writing beautiful code while singing along to really loud Japanese music. 🙂

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Language, Music

How JPop Lyrics Can Improve your Japanese Reading

My Japanese language journey is irrevocably intertwined with Japanese pop music (colloquially referred to by those in the know as JPop). The main reason I wanted to learn Japanese in the first place, was so I could sing along to my favourite opening and closing themes from the animes I used to watch. Not only is (most) JPop just plain awesome, it also provides a way for you to study the language in a relaxed, informal setting.

Here are my top tips for improving your Japanese reading skills through JPop lyrics:

Mbithe is a software developer at Andela and loves all things tech! You can probably find her sitting barefoot somewhere writing beautiful code while singing along to really loud Japanese music. 🙂

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Language, Life/Living

Five Things Every Nihongo (Japanese language) Student Can Relate To

If you are studying or have studied the Japanese language, there are some experiences we all share. Here are my top 5.

Shikow is a student of the law, life and day dreams. A lover of adventure and good times, she takes delight in learning and creating new things. She is a beautiful letdown and painfully uncool.

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