News has been pretty quiet here recently, but the regular updates have been appearing as usual. We’re now in a position where we can say we have a varied amount of decent content to sample and tuck into on Gakuu.
Of course, it’s still early days and we haven’t even ‘officially’ launched yet. No big announcements other than a mention in this Japan Times article on SRS methods of learning. Having said that, the time limited launch offer on the pricing page will be coming to a close soon. We’ll update the site with a definite date when decided, but it’s time to transition out of the launch phase.
Here’s a brief summary of a few of the most recent updates on the site. First up, a note about the new audio content – both are free examples!
Carnivorous Girls and Herbivorous Boys offers up a brief introduction to this social phenomenon and buzz-word popular over the last couple of years.
Autumn Foliage talks about the changing colours of the leaves and seasonal foods.
Both are by a native Japanese speaker and are spoken clearly in a slightly formal way. With time, we hope to expand the range of audio content on the site to include more casual conversations as well as announcements and other jingles you may hear while living in Japan. The aim, as always, is to provide you with up-to-date, real examples of Japanese to help improve your listening ability.
Since the last news update we’ve also added quite a few more posts to the site, including looks at ふり and わけではない. You will also discover some in-depth information about taking messages in Japanese here and here, advice on what to do to avoid being had by an Ore-Ore scam and an explanation of the curious slang term モテ期.
Winter is fast approaching now and Christmas is just around the corner, but updates will continue as usual. No rest for the diligent student! As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for what you would like to see on the site.
Keep studying :).