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Woodsei
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 Message 1 of 314
24 December 2014 at 12:31am | IP Logged 
                                                                          東アジアのチームへようこそ!



Fuji-san!
The Great
Wall of China!
Gyeongbokgung Palace



Welcome to the home of the East Asian Team for TAC 2015! I would put the same as the
Japanese welcome above in Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese, had I known the correct
wording, so I'll leave it to the champs to give me the lines to put up there with
Japanese one :)

This thread will serve as our common meeting ground to talk about the challenge, share
tips and resources, follow each other's threads, encourage both new and veteran
members of the forum, support each other regardless of what level any of us may be at,
and generally anything East Asian. The main contenders will be Japanese, Korean,
Mandarin and Cantonese, but of course there are other participants with lesser known
east Asian languages on board, such as Ainu. Correct me if I'm wrong. Here we will
also meet to participate in mini-challenges and Skype meetings, hopefully.


Why one, all-encompassing team?

Well, I suspect it maybe due to the thinning out of individual language teams in the
past, as the year progressed, leaving few to no active members on board (I'm guilty of
that myself in 2014). However, I do think it would be a wonderful idea to combine
area-specific languages. I'm guessing lots of you studying only one east Asian
language may already be interested in another, and a fair number of us are already
studying 2 or 3 at the same time. Getting a perspective on what another East Asian
language would entail, sharing resources, and learning from each other's experiences
highlights the spirit of the TAC, and I am sure it is indispensable.

How does it work?

Simply set up a log, and include in the title the name of the team and the TAC year.
You could keep your old log, or start a new one. If you do choose to keep the current
log, just be sure to change the name to reflect the 2015 TAC, and edit your first post
to reflect what page and post number of your log the 2015 challenge starts. We visit
each others' logs to provide tips, support, and encouragement. There is no rule set in
stone as to how regularly you should update; it depends on your goals, learning style,
and time, but do make sure to update, and check on others!


Mini-Challenges and Skype Sessions

Here we can agree on posting mini-challenges for the month, like memorizing a song,
translating a text, reading something, speaking, whatever comes to mind. It's a
wonderful team collaboration that brings us all together, and is a powerful
motivational booster. The challenges will be scaled according to the different
language levels of the team members, so for example, a beginner may memorize one or
two lines of a song, while the upper levels will do more, obviously. These are all
friendly competitions, and you may participate in some, all, or none.It's up to you,
although it would be great getting together in a friendly challenge!

Since this is a team hosting multiple East Asian languages, we can form language
specific mini-groups and participate in the challenge, accordingly. The challenges
themselves will be the same in the thread, but I will have to rely on my awesome
Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean teammates to provide the assistance needed when
monitoring the results.

The Stars of the Show

Here I will be posting the names of the participants, as well as providing a link to
their individual logs when they're up. Posting them when you visit the thread will be
super helpful! I also thought I might group us according to languages, in order to
identify who's doing what.
      
Japanese
    
       chokofingrz
       dampingwire Log
       g-bod Log
       jesm86 Log
       Josquin Log
       kraemder Log
       liedmc
       Sooniye Log
       stifa Log
       TimmyTurner93 Log
       Woodsei Log

Mandarin

       Expugnator Log
       Ezy Ryder Log
       Rem Log
       Zimena Log

Korean
     
        B Hutt Log
        druckfehler Log
        Evita Log
        IBEP Log

More than one East Asian language
     Anya (Japanese, Mandarin) Log
     misskj (Japanese, Korean) Log
     Nandemonai (Japanese, Mandarin, Korean)
     Nieng Zhonghan (Mandarin, Korean) Log
     sabotai (Japanese, Korean) Log
     The Real CZ (Korean, Japanese, Mandarin) Log
     Warp3 (Korean, Japanese) Log
     YnEoS (Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean)Log
     Yuhakko (Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Ainu) Log


If you guys think it's too confusing, or would cause people to visit certain threads
and not others, let me know and I'll just edit us all in one list. This is my first
TAC at being a team leader, and I'm open to suggestions, and certainly could use all
the support I get. We want our team this year to be a great one!

Placeholders

I'll set an individual post for resources for each language. I have a whole bunch of
Japanese ones, but I'm depending on everyone who is currently studying Mandarin,
Cantonese, Korean, and Ainu, to post their resources here on the thread so I can get
them together in one place.

N.B. If you think there are better options out there regarding the above photos, let
me know, and I'll change them.

Here's to a great start to 2015!

Edited by Woodsei on 16 March 2015 at 10:42pm

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Woodsei
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 Message 2 of 314
24 December 2014 at 12:40am | IP Logged 
Placeholder for Japanese Resources

Learning Resources
Minna no Nihongo
Genki 1&2
Japanese for Everyone
Japanese for Busy People
Assimil

Learning Sites

Erin's Challenge (Free)
Lessons With Maggie Sensei (Free)
JapanesePod101 (Paid, but you get a free trial)


Grammar
Tae Kim's Grammar (freely available, and excellent)
JGram (Japanese Grammar)
Niwasaburou's Grammar (Excellent grammar in Japanese, switch the encoding to EUC-JP)
Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar (excellent and comprehensive books imho)





Dictionaries

Tangorin
Denshi Jisho
Sanseido (monolingual, but concise, so easy to use)
Goo
ALC
Rikaikun for Chrome
Rikaichan for Firefox
Rikaisama

(All the Rikai are browser pop-up dictonaries)

Podcasts

Marimoeo
The Podcast Thread over at the Koohi forums, some links dead, but a lot is up and running, and literally hundreds
of topics to choose from your areas of interest.
iTunes TBS Podcasts (This is just an example of what you can find. In iTunes, change the setting/flag to Japanese,
type podcasts in the search bar, and you're good to go. Hundreds of them)

Subtitles

Kitsunekko Japanese Subtitles for Anime
D-Addicts Japanese Subtitles for Drama (They have Korean, Mandarin, English subtitles as well)

Edited by Woodsei on 12 January 2015 at 4:39am

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 Message 3 of 314
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Placeholder for Mandarin Resources

Anki
"Traditional Hanzi DNW order" deck
Learning With Texts
Zhongwen Chinese Popup Dictionary Chrome extension
MDBG Chinese->English dictionary
Chinese Text Analyzer

Edited by Woodsei on 03 January 2015 at 6:04pm

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Woodsei
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24 December 2014 at 12:41am | IP Logged 
Placeholder for Cantonese Resources

Sydney Lau (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced)
Cantodict
Cantonese Paper Dictionary
Routledge Comprehensive Grammars
FSI
DLI
Assimil
Cantoneseclass101
Teach Yourself (2 Generations)
Colloquial (2 Generations)
University of Arizona Critical Language Series (Beginner & Intermediate)
Greenwood Press Publications

Edited by Woodsei on 03 January 2015 at 6:18pm

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Woodsei
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 Message 5 of 314
24 December 2014 at 12:42am | IP Logged 
Placeholder for Korean Resources

Dictionaries (bilingual and monolingual)

Naver Dictionary
Daum Dictionary and the Daum general site
Toktogi A Korean-English pop-up disctionary extension for Firefox and Chrome (thanks CZ)


Learning Sites

KoreanClass101
Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK)
Let's Speak Korean on Youtube, this is season 1, and I believe you'll find all of them
there. If the more experienced Korean learners know of an official place, please let me know, and I'll post it on there.


Native Resources

Mixtale
Naver Comics
Little Seouls: These are children's books (courtesy of Warp3 on his log) and I
believe you need to purchase them? Any paid and freely available reading sites for Korean would be welcome.

Grammar Resources

Subtitles

Media Resources

As you can see I'm bolding these because I want to add the resources as they come under each respective category to make for easy access. So keep 'em coming!

Edited by Woodsei on 11 January 2015 at 10:29pm

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Woodsei
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24 December 2014 at 12:49am | IP Logged 
I have no idea why the image for Korea isn't showing :S
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Ezy Ryder
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 Message 7 of 314
24 December 2014 at 1:14am | IP Logged 
Maybe the forum software has inserted a space (or two), or something?
I'm gonna use my old log, I've added only 東亞 to the title, because of the character limit.
Link
My resources for Mandarin:
Anki
The "Traditional Hanzi DNW order" deck
Learning With Texts
The Zhongwen Chinese Popup Dictionary Chrome extension
The MDBG Chinese->English dictionary
Chinese Text Analyzer
I'm not participating with Japanese this year, but here are my resources anyway:
Anki
Yomichan
cb's Japanese Text Analysis Tool

Edited by Ezy Ryder on 24 December 2014 at 1:14am

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Woodsei
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 Message 8 of 314
24 December 2014 at 1:40am | IP Logged 
Welcome, Ezy Ryder, and thanks for posting your resources! Looking forward to following
your progress this year.

I'll add your link to the team thread. How did you edit your log link to have it show on
the forum?

Edited by Woodsei on 24 December 2014 at 1:51am



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