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How to improve your speaking skill even by self-taught

How to improve your speaking skill even by self-taught

Have you ever wondered that if self-taught language learning would improve your speaking skill or no?You can’t improve your speaking by self-taught? …No, it’s NOT true! I’ve been an italki user for many years and found an interesting method here about 5 years ago. In addition, I also experienced that even if I was self-taught, I could improve my speaking skill. #LanguageHacking This page of italki introduces an interesting method called #LanguageHacking. THE LANGUAGE HACKING METHOD#LanguageHacking isn’t just a course. It’s a new way of thinking about language learning and how people communicate today.Language “hacks” are shortcuts you can use to get fluent faster.Language hacking gets you speaking right from day […]

Ultimate guide to start learning Japanese alphabet

Ultimate guide to start learning Japanese alphabet

Now you start learning Japanese! Hmm…. but where should we start? Basic greetings in Japanese? Of course!Self-introduction? Nice one!The pronunciation? Of course, it’s important! Then what about the Japanese alphabet?Maybe you think that you don’t need to learn the Japanese alphabet to improve your conversation skill. (Actually, I know some people who can speak Japanese without knowing the alphabet) Although did you know the fact that if you learn the alphabet, you can learn pronunciation efficiently?And another fact is that if you want to learn newer words and expressions, learning the alphabet is a “must” and you’ll be able to learn faster! Today, I will share how to learn the […]

Why I recommend private online lessons

Why I recommend private online lessons

My “language school era” in Japan When I was a kid (I still feel like a kid myself! haha), I didn’t have the Internet and there weren’t many language classes.When I became a high school student or university student, I felt that the number of English classes has increased dramatically in Japan. I started studying Spanish as a hobby when I was a university student, but at that moment I spent a lot of money on filmmaking and music produces and I didn’t have any money to go to school, so I used a free app called Duolingo. Since I started to work full-time, I had more money to spare, […]

5 unique ways to learn languages

5 unique ways to learn languages

Hi! It’s Akari here!There are a lot of ways to learn languages. Today, I introduce 5 tips for learning languages in unique ways which I tried and worked well. Learn from the lyrics of your favorite song Listening to music is a step on your journey to learning languages!Did you find your favorite songs? Let’s listen a lot!Listening to music will improve your listening skills. And if you sing these songs, your pronunciation will also improve! There is an interesting website that uses songs to improve your listening skills, which name is Lyricstraining. Once you get used to listening, let’s take a look at the lyrics.Choose 5-10 words that you […]

Google Spreadsheet for learning

Vocabulary learning with Google Spreadsheet for multilingual learners

Hi! It’s Akari here. Before getting into the main subject, let me first talk about the history of my vocabulary memorization method.When I was a student, I used to write on hole-punched flashcards and watch them while commuting to school.I had a lot to remember, so I used this a lot for a variety of subjects, not just languages. Time has passed and learning online is now easier. Great flashcard apps like Quizlet and Anki are very useful. Well, this time I would write about how to learn vocabulary without using flashcards.And I find this method very useful and interesting for multilingual learners. Learn multiple languages with Google Spreadsheet In […]

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