Cool Resource – Well Said

The Japan Times has a bilingual page every Tuesday. (I think it’s Wednesday if you live in Tohoku or somewhere equally distant from the urban hubs.)

It’s a collection of language learning resources – cartoon idioms (which I wish they would provide the kanji for), a couple articles in both Japanese and English, and “Well Said,” a fantastic little column that helps build speaking skills.

They focus on one small pattern and provide several example dialogues. The running theme is “sounding natural in Japanese” – the hardest thing to do. Definitely worth checking out. Plus, you get the Tuesday crossword puzzle, which is just about the hardest puzzle I can ever complete.