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Duolingo releases a Japanese language course for iOS


The days of teaching yourself Japanese exclusively through Crunchyroll shows are coming to an end. Online language learning company Duolingo announced on Wednesday that it has released a Japanese language course for its iOS app with an Android version dropping soon. This won't be some dumbed-down anglicized lesson plan either. Rather than using romaji, which are Japanese words spelled out with Roman letters (ie, "kawaii" or "Hi de koroshimasu"), this language course will teach you to understand 100 Kanji and all the Hiragana characters. And unlike some of Duolingo's other language courses, whose exercises sometimes more closely resembled MadLibs entries than anything you'd ever expect to hear someone actually say, the Japanese course features a strong focus on real-world interactions like ordering food and asking directions.

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The willingness to consider this sort of "add-on" procedure represents an often underlying point of contention when I-Os and data scientists try to work together, even if they don't realize it at the time. Computer scientists and data scientists don't think about theory the way I-Os do and often consider a lot of what we call theory to be a distraction at best and a waste of time at worst. For example, we might think of theory surrounding employee engagement and job performance, then use psychometrics to guide our decisions regarding the selection of appropriate measures of the particular variables we're interested in, and then create a research study to test these relationships in a carefully selected sample. In the context of natural language processing, theory instead addresses the question, "What is the most efficient way to predict other variables from text data?" The researchers working on natural language processing don't particularly care what the other variables actually are or represent any more than you care about how to calculate probabilities from the cumulative distribution function of the normal curve, despite doing exactly that every time you ask for a p-value from SPSS or R. It's just not part of their job description.

ECC to launch Japanese course in Philippines

The Japan Times

MANILA – English school chain ECC Co. will launch a Japanese course in the Philippines in June in partnership with a local college amid growing interest in the language among Filipinos. The Osaka-based firm and the University of Perpetual Help plan to provide a 6-month e-learning program, including a weekly supplementary lecture, for 35,000 pesos (¥72,000), targeting employees of Japanese affiliates and those planning to study and work in Japan, the company said. ECC's first Japanese-language course overseas aims to cater to an increasing number of Filipinos taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, a widely used exam for evaluating and certifying the language proficiency of nonnative speakers, it said. In 2017, a record 14,062 Filipinos took the exam, up 21 percent from the previous year, while the tally for all examinees topped 1 million for the first time, according to the Japan Foundation, which administers the test. The private university, founded in 1975, has three campuses in the south of Manila with about 2,000 employees and some 18,000 students, according to ECC.

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