Studying Chinese or Japanese

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Mizu1993
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Studying Chinese or Japanese

Post by Mizu1993 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:47 pm

Is there a place where you can study one of these languages without knowing finnish? Helsinki has a school for east asian languages, but you need to speak finnish to get in.



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inkku
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Re: Studying Chinese or Japanese

Post by inkku » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:04 pm

You could check at least:
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/networks/con ... ch/courses
also the summer universities
this course has just finished but follow for the new ones
https://www.kesayliopistohki.fi/en/kurs ... /?show=all

aalto university has loads of Japanese and Chinese courses, not sure if they are open for outsiders. The term has just finished so you should check what happens during the summer term.
https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopinnot/Chinese
https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopinnot/Japanese

however, since there will be no face to face teaching for quite some time, you could take lessons online, either use free duolingo or tandem, or use italk, etc.

Valinnan vapaus
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Re: Studying Chinese or Japanese

Post by Valinnan vapaus » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:34 am

You're obviously looking for close-quarters teaching (once that becomes an option again)? If not, you have tons of resources online. A few ones I use for Japanese:

Japanese Ammo with Misa (YouTube)
WaniKani (for Kanjis and vocab)
BunPro (grammar)

Jisho.org (dictionary)
OJAD (http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ojad/eng/, pitch accent information)

A lot of the English textbooks will sound kind of unnatural for spoken Japanese, and have mistakes, too.



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