Earlier this year, I was telling a friend about the various monthly challenges I set myself to practise Japanese.
“What are you going to do in July?”
“I might try writing every day, like a diary or something? Or I might watch Japanese TV every day…”
“Fran, watching TV every day doesn't really sound like a challenge.”
“…or I might play video games every day.”
“That definitely doesn't sound like a ‘challenge’ to me.”
“…all the more reason to do it, right?”
Who says challenges have to be challenging? I played Japanese video games for about 20 minutes a day for a month. Here’s what I learned: six reasons to play video games in a foreign language.Read More