Session:Japanese (Reading) Beginner to Expert
|Description||An overview to writing and studying Japanese from zero to native comprehension.|
|Tags||Japanese, Language, Study, Asia, Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana, Write, Read|
|Processing assembly||Assembly:Curry Club Augsburg|
|Language||en - English |
en - English
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|Starts at||2019/12/27 12:30|
|Ends at||2019/12/27 14:00|
|Location||Room:Seminar room 14-15|
This is for everyone eager to get started in Japanese reading and writing or get a few ideas on how to improve.
No knowledge of Japanese required, we will start from scratch. Please bring a pen and some paper to try some writing.
What we'll discuss:
- What Japanese writing is made up of und which symbols are used for what purposes.
- The most basic Japanese symbols, Hiragana and Katakana and try writing a few ourselves while also experiencing the ridiculously simple pronunciation. With that we can already read our first few words.
- How to study Japanese in general
- Why adults have a hard time reading texts made for children and why Japanese writing is a huge mess
- The next step would be studying around 2000 Kanji, but we will just try writing a few, talk about the wacky world of reading Japanese texts with Kanji and how they are a complete mess and close the Workshop with looking at a method to get them into your head within half a year. The presented method for studying Kanji will be the Heisig method using koohii and Anki for best results in properly understanding the Kanji.
After this course and a few more minutes-hours of studying you will be ready to read a few easy Japanese children's books.
- search for "Hiragana Chart" or "Katakana Chart" or "Hiragana chart stroke order" or "Katakana chart stroke order" to get all sorts of useful charts
- Recommended Textbooks for studying Japanese: "Genki I" and "Genki II"
- a detailed explanation of the Heisig method to study all the Kanji and an introduction to using Anki to do that. There is also a deck there to download with the best koohii stories up to 2015, but it needs some adjustments to be really useful: https://nihongoshark.com/learn-kanji/
- Anki's website: https://apps.ankiweb.net/ for Android look for AnkiDroid and for iOS look for AnkiMobile (or something like that)
- Kanji deck from above post from NihongoShark.com: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1956010956
- -UPDATED AGAIN- Kanji deck from NihongoShark with adjustments as I would study them (only meaning to Kanji, no information that is too much): https://megastore.uni-augsburg.de/get/wUGuvVTmwS/
- the koohii Community: https://kanji.koohii.com/ (<- not a page I used or visit, but that's where the stories are from for the deck)
- Tae Kim's Complete Guide to Japanese: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/complete/ <- also pretty nice, I read through this one (on my phone, there is an android app of it) after finishing Genki I and Genki II
- Animelon: https://animelon.com/ <- anime with Japanese and English subtitles (customizable) and more. Consider donating or offering technical help!
- Abroad in Japan: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHL9bfHTxCMi-7vfxQ-AYtg <- entertaining English videos about Japan
- Nihongo no Mori: https://www.youtube.com/user/freejapaneselessons3 <- grammar lessonsI
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