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    (Original post by GuineaPrig)
    I'm moving up to Sheffield tomorrow - excited but dreading it at the same time. I hope it all goes smoothly and I don't want to just drop my bags and run home again. I get homesick very easily...
    :five: Going Friday. Haven't even started packing :woo:
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    Saturday :'( I' m soooooooooooooooo jealous of you two.
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    I've been here in Sheffield since Tuesday evening. Pretty cool city from what I've seen so far.
    Although it took me 2 days to find a hairdryer
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    :hi: from Sheffield.

    I'm moved in now. I have a niggling feeling that I've been placed in a flat with unrented rooms though. Out of five rooms, two of them are studios, and only mine and another one were locked ¬_¬
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    (Original post by Susant)
    :hi: from Sheffield.

    I'm moved in now. I have a niggling feeling that I've been placed in a flat with unrented rooms though. Out of five rooms, two of them are studios, and only mine and another one were locked ¬_¬
    Are you telling me you have two UNLOCKED studio rooms? USE THOSE WASHING MACHINES TO YOUR FULL ADVANTAGE!!! Also, TWO FREE KITCHENS!!!
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    (Original post by 07734)
    Are you telling me you have two UNLOCKED studio rooms? USE THOSE WASHING MACHINES TO YOUR FULL ADVANTAGE!!! Also, TWO FREE KITCHENS!!!
    WASHING MACHINES?!!?!? *runs off to check*

    edit: ehhhhhh, I'm not sure if this is a studio. it's definitely bigger and has all the kitchen, fridge and stuff, but no washing machine :/
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    (Original post by Susant)
    WASHING MACHINES?!!?!? *runs off to check*
    Ne, did you only need your two contracts and I.D to get your keys? You didn't need all your university entrance forms and so on, right?
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    (Original post by 07734)
    Ne, did you only need your two contracts and I.D to get your keys? You didn't need all your university entrance forms and so on, right?
    Only took one contract, which I got back straight away. Didn't even show I.D.
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    (Original post by Susant)
    WASHING MACHINES?!!?!? *runs off to check*

    edit: ehhhhhh, I'm not sure if this is a studio. it's definitely bigger and has all the kitchen, fridge and stuff, but no washing machine :/

    (Original post by Susant)
    Only took one contract, which I got back straight away. Didn't even show I.D.
    So free fridge and kitchen? hehehe *grins*

    And cool, thanks. I hope I don't have to wait long though as I've heard it manic over on moving days.
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    Does anyone know what it's like to take Japanese as a minor?
    I'm considering Korean Studies with Japanese, but I'm not sure about doing two languages. Then again, you don't learn Japanese until the 3rd year, and even then I doubt it would be as intensive as the actual course, and also by then I'd hopefully be pretty fluent in Korean after the year abroad so it wouldn't be like I'm learning two languages from scratch. Doing this course would also partly help fix my dilemma of whether to do Korean or Japanese, because I'm more interested in learning the Japanese language than actually visiting there, although I'm aware it won't be to that high of a level than if I did the course, but I imagine I'd be at a level where I can improve it quite well (if not slowly) just through independent learning.
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    The last post in this thread was 3 weeks ago ... >_<

    So we're part way through the 4th week and we've had a few green homeworks and a kanji test. I was just wondering how everyone was finding it?!
    I was mostly wondering how people are getting on with the language but how are people finding the extra modules too? I'm loving Japanese Politics (partly because Hugo Dobson is an amazing teacher), but I really can't find the same enthusiasm for Chinese Politics ><!
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    (Original post by Ash S)
    The last post in this thread was 3 weeks ago ... &gt;_&lt;

    So we're part way through the 4th week and we've had a few green homeworks and a kanji test. I was just wondering how everyone was finding it?!
    I was mostly wondering how people are getting on with the language but how are people finding the extra modules too? I'm loving Japanese Politics (partly because Hugo Dobson is an amazing teacher), but I really can't find the same enthusiasm for Chinese Politics &gt;&lt;!
    Chinese History is really interesting and the film class is awesome! Gotta agree with you on Japanese Politics, it is brilliant! Hugo is such a great teacher and so easy to approach when you have questions. He is so prompt on uploading the lectures too, which is great if you are like me and miss the first 5 minutes because the class is a 15 minute walk away and uphill.

    The green homework is scary. It looms over us all weekend but it is great for trying out new sentences. It forces to you make paragraphs, instead of one off sentences and really drills home certain key points. Kinda wish it wasn't graded though =_=.

    The kanji test is so strict. I can't believe I lost a mark because one line wasn't straight enough. I'm using pencil now on so that I can rub it out and write it again if I make a mistake.

    Etto....well, you know I'm terrible at the moment Ash. I need to improve soooooo much. Get so panicky when I have to talk outloud and all that precious knowledge flies away =_=.
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    (Original post by ZombieYoshi)
    Does anyone know what it's like to take Japanese as a minor?
    I'm considering Korean Studies with Japanese, but I'm not sure about doing two languages. Then again, you don't learn Japanese until the 3rd year, and even then I doubt it would be as intensive as the actual course, and also by then I'd hopefully be pretty fluent in Korean after the year abroad so it wouldn't be like I'm learning two languages from scratch. Doing this course would also partly help fix my dilemma of whether to do Korean or Japanese, because I'm more interested in learning the Japanese language than actually visiting there, although I'm aware it won't be to that high of a level than if I did the course, but I imagine I'd be at a level where I can improve it quite well (if not slowly) just through independent learning.
    All I know about the Korean course is that the number of pupils doing it is incredibly low (like 7 or 8 people). You will be able to get some really good one on one time with your teacher if you choose to do this. I was talking to a girl who is doing non-specialist Japanese and she is only a little behind the ones majoring in it at the moment. If you only do Japanese in your 3rd and 4th year then I'd say you'd have a descent level of knowledge...or at least enough to get through daily life in Japan (if you wanted to go). It should give you the grounding you need to progress the rest of the way through self-study. Of course, I can't say with 100% certainty as I'm not doing this myself, nor have I spoken to a 4th year on the Korean and Japanese course.
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    (Original post by 07734)
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    Yeah I'm quickly turning into a big Hugo Dobson fanboy

    And nooo you're not terrible! I know for a fact you're better than the majority of our class^^


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    I honestly agree with pretty much everything you've written here. Very very much agree about Takahashi . I've noticed too that people with prior knowledge are finding it boring while it seems to be going too fast for people who came in with no prior knowledge.

    So have you attended any language schools like Yamasa then? Where did you get your prior knowledge? All my knowledge of Japanese is from self-study and I haven't studied a language in a classroom environment since GSCE French (rofl) so I really didn't know what to expect at Sheffield. Honestly I don't think any kind of classroom teaching can be better than self-study done right but that's a discussion for another time xD

    I'm interested how they do it at SOAS too...

    About Chinese History...... I like the teacher's dry sense of humour but that's really all I like >_<; The way he speaks and his bad accent make him really hard to follow. And something about the room as well makes it really hard to concentrate.

    ねみぃー><; おやすみ!!
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    Hello Sheffield brothers, how's it going? I'm here on a especial request from Avila :cool:
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    Hello Sheffield brothers, how's it going? I'm here on a especial request from Avila :cool:
    hmm? :confused:

    :hi:
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    (Original post by 07734)
    Don't mean to be mean but people are seriously trying very hard to succeed in this class and you need to encourage them, rather then compare.

    Remember that everyone has different limits that they must overcome to succeed. You might excel in self-study, while others need that structured classroom environment.
    I just didn't like you saying you're terrible and wanted you to know how well you're doing. I don't think it's wrong for me to 'compare', especially when it's not in a hurtful way. おやすみ。
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    (Original post by avila)
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    Eh? The university wanted to remove your post? wtf
 
 
 
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