Getting Started with Rosetta!

Today I read the JLPT Challenge 2014! blog post from HaikuGirl and it got me to check it out. In case you haven’t heard of it, JLPT is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test which evaluates non-native speakers reading and listening ability the lowest level being Level 5 and the highest being Level 1.

I tried out one of the sample questions for level 5 and immediately started panicking! It was a sentence written in hiragana with a single underlined kanji that I had to correctly identify in hiragana. I can sound out hiragana pretty well – but don’t ask me what it’s supposed to mean! By sheer luck I got the question right and immediately closed the browser tab. XD

Despite revealing my woefully inadequate Japanese skills the occurrence got me to (finally) install my copy of Rosetta Stone and open up TextFugu again. And as a bonus my language buddy is set up too! :3

Have you ever tried the JLPT?


Japanese Language Buddies!

Fufufufu! Another sibling wants to learn Japanese! Japanese Language Buddies unite!!! 😀 😀 😀

We have a core group of three right now that definitely wants to learn Japanese, two more that wouldn’t mind seeing what they can pick up over the summer and then there is one more that I want to join in because he has access to Rosetta! On top of that my sister has a friend that knows Japanese…. 🙂 This will be so much fun!!!  Now to plan the details!