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How to Deal With Your Own Overwhelming Suckage and Ignorance

May 20, 2014

Whether it’s a book, a newspaper, or just a tablet computer, I almost always have Chinese literature in hand with me. And when you do that, you get to meet people who are convinced that they could never become literate. But you don’t even have to go that far and actually interact with people. To find the most potent...

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Intermediate Angst: Dealing With Feelings of Suckage

April 25, 2013

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Intermediate AngstThus spake Hangul Fangirl (‏@HangulFangirl): “ How do you get past the feeling that you’re not progressing and end up forgetting to keep going? Self-study is hard for...

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A Proposal Towards Reduced Suckage in the Classroom

October 24, 2007

Classes suck. But could they be made to suck less? Even, *gasp* worthwhile? A reader named Kurojohn asked me that, and I got carried away with the response, so for the purposes of easier discussion, here it is as an article. First, the question: Khatzumoto, I know that language classes are not highly regarded by you, and understandably because...

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Why is Hedonistic Learning Good for You?

April 20, 2014
Why is Hedonistic Learning Good for You?

If your process sucks, then your life sucks. And if your life sucks, then (get this…wait for it…) your life sucks. And no milestone can change that. No milestone will erase day-to-day suckage. No peak of achievement will make it taste sweet. Not for more than five minutes. Maybe an hour of afterglow. And if you think about it,...

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What Is The End Game of Learning A Language?

January 30, 2014

Quick! What's your end game with brushing your teeth? Where are you hoping to go with that? What are you hoping to do with it? What kind of jobs (ugh) can you get with yer clean-a$$ teeth? What's the plan? Are you going to be a TV anchor? Huh? Are you planning on travelling to a country where they...

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How To Never Ever Have Trouble Finding Cool L2 Immersion Material Again. Ever. Forever.

November 5, 2013
How To Never Ever Have Trouble Finding Cool L2 Immersion Material Again. Ever. Forever.

“The reality is that you don’t have to do anything else but plug in. You plug in, listen, and your brain will take care of the learning process…your job: find input. Your brain’s job: figure it out.” Chagami Do you have trouble finding engaging L2 content? Stuff to read and watch and listen to? Do you find yourself wanting...

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