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Japanese Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Mealtime

Japanese Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Mealtime

There are a few important things you should know when you sit down to a Japanese meal. So whether you're visiting Japan or joining some Japanese friends for dinner, learn some basic Japanese etiquette with language tutor Emily G... Japan’s culture is very different from American culture, but perhaps the biggest surprise is how the differences touch even the most mundane parts of our daily lives. Meals in Japan, for example, can be very different from the typical American eating experience … Read More

Japanese Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Mealtime
There are a few important things you should know when you sit down to a Japanese meal. So whether you're visiting Japan or joining some Japanese friends for dinner, learn some basic Japanese etiquette with language tutor Emily G... Japan’s culture is very different from American culture, but perhaps the biggest surprise is how the differences touch even the most mundane parts of our daily lives. Meals in Japan, for example, can be very different from the typical American eating experience
10 Tricky Spanish Tongue Twisters to Try Today!
Spanish tongue twisters (or trabalenguas) can be very amusing for children and adults alike. But did you know that tongue twisters can also help improve your pronunciation as you're learning to speak Spanish? Since tongue twisters have a certain pattern, they can help you practice your oral skills by honing in on one sound at a time. For example, the famous “she sells seashells by the seashore” focuses on the “sh” and “s” sounds. Not only are tongue twisters fun, they can get pretty competit
Japanese History: 13 Festivals, Celebrations, and Traditions
You can enrich your Japanese-learning experience by also learning about Japanese history and culture. Japan is a country that's rich in history and traditions. It was first established as a united state around 300 AD, although people had resided on the cluster of islands since 10,000 BC. Over time, Japan has adopted numerous holidays and festivals. Some of these traditions were borrowed from other cultures, but Japanese people made these holidays distinctly Japanese. Here are a few of
50+ Free Online Resources for Teaching Spanish to Kids
Teaching kids Spanish doesn't need to be difficult. Whether you homeschool your child or you simply want them to become worldly citizens, learning Spanish will benefit them tremendously. In fact, raising a child bilingual is one of the best educational decisions a parent can make. Why Should You Teach Spanish to Kids? Childhood is the perfect time to learn a new language. As early as infancy, we learn language by listening. Frequent exposure to different words and sounds fosters and develo
How Long Does it Take to Learn Japanese? A Timeline for Beginners
How long does it take to learn how to speak Japanese? The answer can vary based on your objectives, learning style, and study methods. Learning a new language is a journey. When it comes to learning Japanese, you'll need patience, persistence, and a good work ethic. If you put in the time and effort, you can learn to speak Japanese fluently in no time! Which level of fluency are you hoping to achieve? Answering this question will give you some deeper insight into how long it will take

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