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Good Starting Points
Lovely Japanese government sponsored website about Japanese culture. Many articles, videos, pages are available in many languages.
Portal for learning Japanese.
In this class we are going to take a big step in moving from concentrating on your textbook into locating articles and materials that you can read in Japanese. This involves a number of skills:
- building up your vocabulary in Japanese
- thinking about what kinds of materials you need
- choosing the best kind of search engine or database for searching
- scanning articles to choose the right reading level for you
- using dictionaries skillfully