Why Typing is a Great Activity for Kanji Acquisition (4 Ways of Practising It alongside their Benefits)

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Many learners of Japanese find learning kanji one of the most daunting aspects of their learning journey.

Methods and resources for learning kanji abound (websites, books, apps for mobile phones), most of them are based on a systematic study of individual kanji or compounds through lists, flashcard decks or mnemonic techniques.

Neither one of these methods or resources is necessarily better than the others. Their effectiveness only really depends on a single factor – the way you learn best.

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An effective method for practicing the dialogues in your Japanese textbook


When you’re starting out with the study of a language, much of the input you receive comes from the short dialogues in each unit of your textbook.

However, input alone is not enough. Even at a basic level it is important to engage in output activities that will allow you to quickly internalize new vocabulary and structures.

In this post, I will introduce you to one of the many techniques that can help you do this.

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