The resources I use to learn Japanese

Almost a year ago I started taking Japanese classes at my university. I already had some basic knowledge from self-study but the “pressure” of having deadlines helps me revise much better than having to do it all by myself. Also having a Japanese native teaching me the things I find difficult saves me a lot […]

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University room tour ’16/’17

In July I moved out of my student hall/dorm room into a little house that I started renting with four of my best friends here in Manchester. It’s amazing to be able to live with friends instead of random people and share a bathroom, living room and kitchen with them instead. My bedroom in our […]

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Picking the right language course

Learning a foreign language is a lot of fun, but can be very difficult to practice without being able to speak to native speakers.  Also learning a new language in a classroom environment for a couple of hours every week might help with your basic knowledge, but there’s a limit to what you can learn […]

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Learning Japanese

I am studying Japanese! Yes, the language that seems so difficult associated with anime and sushi. On top of my normal English and Creative Writing degree course I take extra Japanese classes as my university provides them and I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to learn Japanese from a Japanese teacher. I’ve […]

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How I improve my English

Surprise; English is my second language. Okay, maybe not a surprise. I still make mistakes and even though I speak English fluently, I still have to work hard to broaden my vocabulary and improve my language skills. During high school I followed English, French and German as foreign languages. I sucked at the, not going […]

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How I got into English university

Studying abroad for a semester or one academic year is quite a common thing nowadays. Doing your fulltime degree abroad is a different story. And yet here I am, finished my third year in England and my second year at English university doing an English and Creative Writing degree. It’s been quite difficult at times […]

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Cons of being bilingual

It is pretty damn awesome being able to speak two languages fluently! Living in a country where they don’t speak my first language can be a bit tricky though. I have improved my English a lot since I moved to England, but there are moments I struggle being bilingual. 1. I mix languages up One […]

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Welcome to The Navigatio

Yes! Nele is blogging again! For over seven years I have had online blogging projects spawning all over the internet. It started with posts written in broken English, almost unreadable as 13 year old was still getting familiar with her second language. Looking back at it now, it’s where my love for writing and the […]

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