Hi! It’s been REALLY long ^^; I apologize for the lack of updates, I stopped blogging during my exams and I was to lazy to retake it after that ^^;;
Summer holidays are almost over in Spain, and since I spent them in a village (without internet connection unless I went to the library in a city which was near) I have spent most of the time studying Korean and Japanese, specialy Japanese since I intend to take the JLPT N2 in December.
Here is what I have used:
Podcasts: I really like podcasts, because whenever I’m feeling lazy I can just lie in bed, close my eyes and listen, and I’m actually learning without any effort. I usualy downloaded a lot of them in the library, and listen to them along the week. These are some podcasts in Japanese that I like:
I liked this one because it’s an entertaining audio drama, very easy to understand. There are more audio drama podcasts in Japanese but I haven’t tried them yet.
This one has a lot of short tales to listen.
Osaka dialect 大阪弁 Japanese lesson in English
I started to listen to this podcast last Summer, because I’m a big fan of Osaka dialect (大阪弁). Although this podcast is no longer updated, it has about 60 or more audio lessons, and I haven’t listened to them yet. The transcripts are in the website, and she says everything in 大阪弁 and English, which is very useful.
I have listened to some Japanese podcasts for Korean learners, but since the transcripts were in Katakana instead of hangeul I wouldn’t recommend them (I can’t understand why they do that, you can’t even write similar sounds with katakana -.-), and other random podcasts that I found, like 熊本弁vs関西弁 with English which teaches you words in Kumamoto dialect, then in Kansai dialect and then in English. I don’t have any particular interest in Kumamoto dialect, more than other dialects, but I thought the idea was funny, although the English translation didn’t always sound very accurate (I might be wrong).
I used JLPT Study, mainly for the N2 vocabulary, because I don’t like studying kanji with flashcards, I need to write them down; Japanesepod101 advanced audioblog, and I’ve recently downloaded a kanji game called KanjiPop, because I was desperate because of kanji ><
As for Korean I have Elementary and Beginner pocket Korean, Kyongeun’s audiobook, dongsa verb conjugator, Naver webtoon, wordpower, 3人の美少女と学ぶ韓国語単語
I’ve also read a little of 乙一’s GOTH, but not much, and I have studied grammar and vocabulary with the 日本語総まとめ series, and with Japanesepod101, Koreanclass101, and Talk To Me in Korean as always.