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Listening Comprehension

Postby Schattenjedi » Mon 03.07.2005 10:54 am

Are there any websites or resources online that can help with listening comprehension? I'm thinking of something along the lines of texts that have audio with them or perhaps videos in japanese with japanese subtitles.

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RE: Listening Comprehension

Postby Mukade » Tue 03.08.2005 12:19 am

I think movies are great for a couple of reasons:

First, having the subtitles gives you an immediate check on your comprehension.
Second, as long as you're not watching a samurai flick, you'll be exposed to real, spoken Japanese.

So much of what you'll get in textbooks can be very stilted. Many people study Japanese out of a textbook and then come to Japan only to be very surprised how different what they learned is to what they are hearing people say.

I know many people watch the news (I did, and still do), but you have to keep in mind that the news anchor uses vocabulary and grammar patterns that NO ONE ever uses in day-to-day speech. Eventually, they will be good things to learn, but not if you're just beginning.
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RE: Listening Comprehension

Postby Kodi » Tue 03.08.2005 4:55 am

It helps so much to have a teacher. My teacher used to live in Japan. I only see her 30 mins a week but its ueful.

RE: Listening Comprehension

Postby Schattenjedi » Tue 04.05.2005 11:35 am

Are there any places on the web though, where u can hear every-day japanese?

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