dizzymaiden:

japanese-revision:

japanese-revision:


Textbooks:
A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar
A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar
Read Real Japanese Fiction
GENKI: Integrated Elementary Japanese I and II [beginners]
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow
Tobira (Gateway to advanced Japanese)
TextFugu [an online textbook]
Heisig’s Remembering Kanji
Basic Kanji Book Vol.1
Kanji in Context
Shadowing: Let’s Speak Japanese! (Beginner to Intermediate Level)
Japanese The Manga Way
Making Out in Japanese [for informal/vulgar language]
Minimum Essential Politeness: Japanese Honorific
Online and Phone Dictionaries:
ALC (I use this everyday)→Expression encyclopaedia
Goo dictionary
Weblio
WWWJDIC (with audio clips) + for Android phones (incl. handwriting)
JWPce (downloadable dictionary for Windows)
JEDict (downloadable for Mac users)
Idiomatic Expressions
Idioms dictionary [Japanese only]
Counters dictionary
Hovering dictionaries: →Rikaikun for Chrome→Rikaichan for Firefox→Floating Dictionary for Mac
Current Affairs dictionary
Tangorin
Imiwa? (a dictionary for the iPhone)
Tagaini Jisho (downloadable for Windows, Mac and Linux)
Nihongodict (also an app. for iPhone and Android phones)
For kanji.
Jisho (I use this for spelling kanji for if I can’t read it)
Yamasa (I use this for learning to write)
A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters
Associative Kanji Learning (stroke orders)
Handwritten kanji search
WaniKani (reviewed and explained here)

Online reading:
Hukumusume Fairytales
竹取(Bamboo-Cutting) (vertical writing)
吉田秀幸の日記(Hideyuki Yoshida’s Diary) (recipes)
Chokochoko’s reading texts to help with JLPT
TED Talks (with Japanese subtitles and transcripts)
Learning through Films [Japanese subtitles/scripts]
Blue Sky Library (public domain books, explained here)

Manga.

Free online manga
Vomic (free online manga with voice actors)
Sound Effects (in manga, etc)

Improving your speaking:

Japanese pronunciation guide
Interactive Hiragana Pronounciation table
Topics for Language Exchanges.
Bubbly (a Twitter-like app where you can record yourself)
Audioboo (similar to Bubbly, but also a website)
My Language Exchange [to find a language partner]
Japanese Kana (Chrome app)





Listening:
“Real World” Japanese
My Kikitori
Reading & Writing practice:
Lang-8
Japan-Guide [for getting Japanese penpals]
Read, Write, Learn: Macaronics
原稿用紙の使い方 (How to write an essay with Japanese writing paper)
Shiritori (Japanese word-chain game)
iTalki [similar to Lang-8]
手書きブログ (Blogging by hand)
ChatPad (Japanese chatroom site)
Real Kana practice
News:

NewsWeb Easy
NHK News (audio news with speed controls)
Mainichi Primary School student Newspaper


Podcasts and radio:
JOQR (Cultural Broadcasting)
TBS Radio’s Junk
TOKYO FM
CSRA fm(+ App for Android)
JIN Radio (bilingual)
Radio dramas
Medicine in Times of Tears
My Home, My Life
The Infirmary for 17-year-olds

YouTube:
Afternoon Hirusagari
Jet Daisuke
バイリンガール英会話
Analog TV Forever (collections of adverts)
Real Japanese Studio
Japancast
Tofugu
Japanese Let’s Play gamers
サイエンスチャネル
TheWannabeBC
Gaijin Goombah
Genki Lessons
Japanese sign language.
Heartful Power Hideo
Shuwa Island
TV:

Japanese subtitles for anime
KeyHole TV (to stream Japanese TV and radio)
風雲LIVE日本語(Feng Yun LIVE Japanese) (to stream TV)
映画で学ぶ実践英会話

Tumblr:
Kanji-a-Day
Holy crap Japanese
Nihongo ga Suki
Jumpstart Japanese
Nihongolog
Japanese Idioms
Nadine Nihongo
That Japan Addict
ChilliMuffin
Japanese through Fandom
F-Yeah Native Japanese
J-Vocab of the Day
ぶらりめし [Japanese only]
Peaceful Chef [Japanese only]
Kumako365jp
Japanese Revision (my blog for intermediates)
Those who are studying in Japan

My Japan Travels (Yokohama National University)
Mechakuchajan (Osaka University)
Hola-Itza (Meiji Gakuin)
The Disaster Chronicles (Toyo University) [wordpress]
Welcome to Moonside (University of Kitakyushu)

2012 - 2013 exchange studentsJapanicking in Yamanashi (at Yamanashi University)
Samxuel (at Kyushu Sangyo)
Katy in Japan Town (at NUFS)
Chocotastie (at Seinan Gakuin)
Kim in Sapporo (at Hokkaido University)
Yeonhwa Japan (Chuo University)
Mago Mago (Ritsumeikan University)
Marta in Japan (Waseda University)
Working as part of the JET Programme

A Girl in Japan
Ramandab in Sapporo-shi
Ikemasu
Boukendan desu
Blogging:
Yaplog
Ameba
Learning websites:

JapaneseClass.jp
The Japanese Page
JapanesePod101
Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese
Erin’s Challenge (with listening and reading practice)
Maggie Sensei
Tofugu
All Japanese All The Time
Japanese Level Up
Learning Japanese with Lingualift
JPLang
Yes Japan!
Marugoto: Japanese Language & Culture


Other resources:

Lots of threads with a variety of resources for Japanese learning
JLPT Resources
Top 100 learning resources via Lingualift
Anki (flashcards for your computer, phone and online)→Yomichan (plug-in for Anki)
Common things said by cashiers
Quizlet (flashcards)
DJT and Okra’s pastebins (lots of resources and textbooks for download, etc)
Japanese.Livejournal (including tips on using IME)
Human Japanese (for PC and phones, excl. Linux)
Study Groups
Help with Japanese via StackExchange


I’ve added even more to the list since I first posted this and am continuing to add new things to it. So, I thought I’d re-post it. As always, if anyone has anything they would like to add, let me know!

This is not my usual DIY but it does not hurt to learn something new!

dizzymaiden:

japanese-revision:

japanese-revision:

Textbooks:

Online and Phone Dictionaries:

For kanji.

Online reading:


Manga.

Improving your speaking:


Listening:


Reading & Writing practice:


News:

YouTube:

Japanese sign language.


TV:

Tumblr:


Those who are studying in Japan
2012 - 2013 exchange students

Working as part of the JET Programme

Blogging:


Learning websites:

Other resources:

I’ve added even more to the list since I first posted this and am continuing to add new things to it. So, I thought I’d re-post it. As always, if anyone has anything they would like to add, let me know!

This is not my usual DIY but it does not hurt to learn something new!

swiftingthrough:

legendary

swiftingthrough:

legendary

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stylishboard:

New Post has been published on http://www.stylishboard.com/this-polka-dot-cake-is-a-fantastic-birthday-surprise/This Polka Dot Cake is a Fantastic Birthday Surprise 
Image Sources:  Rosie Cake-Diva  , Once upon a Pedestal , the whoot 
To make this polka dot or spotty dotty cake first you have to make a cake batter. Then divide it in small parts and add food coloring to each part. After that pour the batter in cake pop pan and bake the balls. Once the balls are baked trim any rough edges to get a perfect round shape. Make some more cake batter and pour a little plain batter in cake tins. Then place the balls and again cover them with plain batter. Let all the layers bake and then sandwich them with icing and decorate the cake. When you will cut a section from the cake polka dots will be clearly visible. For your convenience we have found two tutorials for you that have the same method at  ‘Rosie Cake-Diva’   and  ‘Once upon a Pedestal’.  

Image Source:  easy baked 
Surprise your friends and family on their birthday with this cake. Enjoy baking!

stylishboard:

New Post has been published on http://www.stylishboard.com/this-polka-dot-cake-is-a-fantastic-birthday-surprise/

This Polka Dot Cake is a Fantastic Birthday Surprise

To make this polka dot or spotty dotty cake first you have to make a cake batter. Then divide it in small parts and add food coloring to each part. After that pour the batter in cake pop pan and bake the balls. Once the balls are baked trim any rough edges to get a perfect round shape. Make some more cake batter and pour a little plain batter in cake tins. Then place the balls and again cover them with plain batter. Let all the layers bake and then sandwich them with icing and decorate the cake. When you will cut a section from the cake polka dots will be clearly visible. For your convenience we have found two tutorials for you that have the same method at ‘Rosie Cake-Diva’ and ‘Once upon a Pedestal’.

Image Source: easy baked

Surprise your friends and family on their birthday with this cake. Enjoy baking!

Mar 20. 17 Notes.

"What many people do not know is that the use of standardized tests has its origins in the Eugenics movement, where basic tenets assert that certain races are inferior to others biologically and intellectually. "

Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union

Standardized testing and the Eugenics movement »

A MUST read by Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis. Standardized testing isn’t about improving education, it’s a way for the system to sort out which kids are meant to succeed and which are destined failure.

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alexandraelle:

New post on thegoodhairblog.com: Easy DIY Creamy Custard Recipe

Want a chance to win a bottle of the product I whipped out? Head over the blog and leave your email on the post. It’s AMAZING!

niftyncrafty:

10 Banners & Garlands for Any Occasion // Curbly
Truly any occasion? I don’t know you should test it out. I love decoration DIYs though. 

niftyncrafty:

10 Banners & Garlands for Any Occasion // Curbly

Truly any occasion? I don’t know you should test it out. I love decoration DIYs though. 



turtlesinatardis:

these olympics are going to be a huge milestone for the gay rights movement.

as people are giving less and less shits (along with our wonderful governments), i feel those places that dont already accept the oh-my-god-gay-people-actually-exist agenda will soon be following suit with the rest of the world.

i’ve never seen so much gay in the world all at once

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this canadian commercial

Canada's Response To Russias Anti-LGBT Propaganda Law Is Totally Awesome

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and this british commercial

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you go world

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serotonical:

loveistheessenceoflife:

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She’s eating watermelon while wearing watermelon. This is perfection.

This is totally hilarious, but I’m reblogging because of that last gif. That smile is just infectious.

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dysfunctionalbubble:

tinycanibal:

1st thought: This woman is beautiful…

2nd thought: This is the first person I’ve seen pull off Tegan’s current haircut besides Miss Tegan Quin herself. 

1st thought: tegan>!>!>!»!?!?!?>!?!

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Janet Mock returns to Piers Morgan Live. (x)

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faintfamiliarity:

quinsaurus:

fifty-shades-of-kawaii:

quinsaurus:

making my way downtown

Whoever this is, she looks just like my math teacher who hated me last year & it’s making me uncomfortable

this is Sara Quin of the band Tegan and Sara, how old is your math teacher and can I have her number

omg

faintfamiliarity:

quinsaurus:

fifty-shades-of-kawaii:

quinsaurus:

making my way downtown

Whoever this is, she looks just like my math teacher who hated me last year & it’s making me uncomfortable

this is Sara Quin of the band Tegan and Sara, how old is your math teacher and can I have her number

omg

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