The Japanese LearnerAuthor: Enrico Bianco
23 Sep 2018

The Japanese Learner

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The podcast about learning Japanese.

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    TJL News – May 17, 2009

    In this podcast news segment, I reiterate some of the announcements that I’ve made on the blog regarding Kimberly Fraser’s upcoming posts and the podcasting panel at Anime North 2009. I apologize for the lack of new episodes. At this time, I am putting all of my energy and effort into finding new employment, which […]

  • Posted on 18 May 2009

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    Episode 6 – Words, Words, Words

    In this episode, we talk about how to start learning and retaining Japanese vocabulary. Vocabulary is a crucial part of any language learning process.  It gives you the “what” to say where grammar is the “how.”  Acquiring a full vocabulary in another language is a long journey, but one which can be very rewarding. Cast: Enrico […]

  • Posted on 25 Mar 2009

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    Episode 5 – Getting Started with Kanji

    In this episode, we discuss how to start learning and mastering the most complicated part of the Japanese writing system, the kanji.  The kanji are the characters that were integrated into the Japanese language from Chinese.  Over time, these characters have diverged slightly from their Chinese counterparts and are now a separate entity unto themselves […]

  • Posted on 28 Feb 2009

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    Special Episode 1 – Enrico’s Back

    In our first special episode, the cast from episode 4 (with Michael sitting in for Kimberly) welcomes Enrico back from his trip to Japan.  Enrico tells tales of his trip and answers some interesting questions.  Also, we comtemplate the idea of opening an Anne of Green Gables themed Tim Horton’s and ponder the Japanese legal […]

  • Posted on 19 Jan 2009

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    Episode 4 – Free Talk, Sept. 5/08

    Greetings from Asakusa! =D This is the first “Free Talk” episode. The concept? Get the guest speakers together, put a topic related to Japan and/or the Japanese language on the table, and let the conversation flow! In this episode, I fish for travel advice from the rest of the cast as I plan my long-awaited […]

  • Posted on 19 Sep 2008

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