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  1. Thread: JLPT

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    Actually the stated goal is that N1 will be able...

    Actually the stated goal is that N1 will be able to test higher level skills but the passing line is to remain the same. In other words, it should be just as easy to squeak by with a 70% but getting...
  2. Yeah, it looks like GEOS' Australian "colleges"...

    Yeah, it looks like GEOS' Australian "colleges" recently went under. Students in 'limbo' after college collapse - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  3. Thread: JLPT

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    I passed 1kyuu. I'm glad I managed to do it in my...

    I passed 1kyuu. I'm glad I managed to do it in my last year as an ALT as it should help at least a bit for finding translation work come August.
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    Re: Best book for JLPT study

    I found the JLPT study books from Unicom pretty good. I'm sure Amazon has them and I don't know about smaller bookstores but any major one should.
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    Congrats on 1kyuu. You might be right that I take...

    Congrats on 1kyuu. You might be right that I take listening and speaking for granted a bit. I met my wife 3 years ago while studying here and we've always communicated in Japanese since the...
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    Well, it looks like the results are out and I've...

    Well, it looks like the results are out and I've managed to make the cut.

    I was in the same position where I had just passed 2kyuu last December. I wouldn't feel bad about failing at all, I...
  7. Sticky: On the back of my license, in the remarks...

    On the back of my license, in the remarks section, I have a stamp that says I don't need a beginner's mark. I assume the date at the bottom in the front is when you first got that particular class of...
  8. Thread: JLPT

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    University of Michigan, relative neighbors, it...

    University of Michigan, relative neighbors, it appears.
  9. Thread: JLPT

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    I also endorse this book. My professor authored...

    I also endorse this book. My professor authored it and we used it in class. It definitely helped my reading speed and reading ability in general.
  10. Thread: Kagawa JETs

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    Re: Kagawa JETs

    I'm not a Kagawa JET but my wife is from Kagawa so we go there somewhat often to visit her family.

    It's a pretty nice prefecture. It's the smallest in Japan (Osaka-fu was smaller until they built...
  11. Thread: Like Heisig?

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    Re: Like Heisig?

    I think I missed something, I know nothing about any new accounts being made just for people to post about Heisig. I check this forum every few days and saw this topic about Heisig and decided to...
  12. Thread: Like Heisig?

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    How is it like people knocking on your door?...

    How is it like people knocking on your door? You're the one that opened a thread named "Like Heisig?". Am I missing something?
  13. Thread: Like Heisig?

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    I can't speak for anyone else, but the cult...

    I can't speak for anyone else, but the cult comment was directed at me and I've been a member of this forum (and occasionally posting on it) for over a year. I'm also a JET, so this site obviously...
  14. Thread: Like Heisig?

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    Haha, good job twisting my words into something I...

    Haha, good job twisting my words into something I didn't even come close to saying. I doubt I can write nearly as well overall as any Japanese university graduate.

    My point was that learning kanji...
  15. Thread: Like Heisig?

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    I think (hope) that most people that endorse...

    I think (hope) that most people that endorse Heisig take the same view as I do that you see in my previous post. Heisig isn't for speaking, listening, grammar, etc. It's not really even for reading...
  16. Thread: Like Heisig?

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    Just my opinion of course, but I think the...

    Just my opinion of course, but I think the Japanese method of learning kanji is pretty awful. I've already seen a few intelligent, college educated Japanese people forgot how to write kanji that I...
  17. Thread: Like Heisig?

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    Re: Like Heisig?

    I'm slowly working my way through Heisig now and I'm at about 750. I had already passed 2kyuu before I even started Heisig so I can read kanji fairly well already so it doesn't bother me that Heisig...
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    Re: Translation/Pedagogy CLAIR Courses

    Thanks for the info. Good thing I've been brushing up on writing kanji lately because a few months my ability to write kanji was embarrassing.
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    Re: Translation/Pedagogy CLAIR Courses

    Did anyone here actually ever take the translation and interpretation entrance test? CLAIR says that expect you have 2kyuu level and I passed that fairly easily but anything at all about the format...
  20. Sticky: Sure. There was a blind turn and the correct...

    Sure. There was a blind turn and the correct thing to do was stop at the stop line, look all around, edge up, look around again and turn. He claimed that I didn't look around before edging up. It...
  21. Sticky: My current license was only issued 4 months...

    My current license was only issued 4 months before I came to Japan but I brought my driver record that says I've been driving since 2001 and I got a non beginner's license just fine.

    Also, I'll...
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    I've been to club ID. The five stories was pretty...

    I've been to club ID. The five stories was pretty cool and there were some nice people but I generally like the club atmosphere in Kansai a bit better. So club ID was fairly good EXCEPT it closes at...
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    I have to agree with with Coollead on most...

    I have to agree with with Coollead on most points. Were I am, it takes an extra half hour to get to Osaka over Nagoya but it's definitely worth it.

    Not only foreign tourists (and long termers...
  24. Re: 英語ノート is officially ruining elementary school

    We just had a meeting yesterday with all the 5th and 6th grade teachers from the local elementary schools I teach at. Around half the teachers think Eigo Noto will be boring for the kids and want me...
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    Yes, he was fluent. He had been here something...

    Yes, he was fluent. He had been here something like 10 years. He had a Japanese wife and planned on living her permanently.

    Oh, on the original topic, that's absolutely despicable of Interac,...
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