December 26th, 2012
As I’ve mentioned before, Add and I are working our asses off (Working super hard) on making a sick (awesome) course for
Add recently improved the design of that site and we’re doing our best to make the world’s best accent training course. 2013 is no joke here at the 232! We’re also getting into videos for our upcoming learning English site. Subscribe to our English learning Youtube channel to make sure you don’t miss any new videos when they come out. There will be some awesome ones soon!
Since we’re going to be making tons of different kinds of videos, I’ve been playing around a lot on Youtube. I do this partly because it’s fun and I like to waste time, partly to see the kind of competition we’re going to face, and partly to get some cool different video ideas.
In this sense, “playing around” can be used for “surfing” the internet. I’ve noticed a lot of non native speakers ALWAYS say they are surfing the internet. If you want to be more native, mix it up. Sometimes say “surfing”, sometimes say “playing around”, and sometimes say “goofing around”. They all mean the same thing in this context. Here are 3 examples. Use them all from time to time.
1. I spent all afternoon surfing the internet.
2. I spent all afternoon playing around on the internet.
3. I spent all afternoon goofing around on the internet.
…..Anyway, I came across one absolutely hilarious English learning video. It was made in Japan. Now PLEASE understand that I honestly love going to Japan and I don’t want to make fun of them or any culture at all. I just think this video is hilarious. I’d love for some of our Japanese fans to explain what this might be. Is it for fun? Is it serious? I really don’t get it, but it’s definitely fun to watch. One thing I do appreciate is that it seems that the Japanese can have fun. For some reason, westerners would never make this because they are too self conscious and worried about what other people think. I respect that Japan seems to have this ability to be playful and have fun as adults. All cultures have their unique parts.
(***Please also understand, that I totally realize I have no idea if this is normal or common in Japan or not. That’s why I’d really like to hear some opinions from real Japanese people AND people from other cultures too on the video below)
This type of video certainly makes us feel more confident that our Accent training course will be a great bonus for everyone. The Japanese accent is super cute, don’t get me wrong, it’s just always interesting when you hear non native speakers teaching any language. It would be like if I tried to teach Westerners how to speak perfect Chinese. I can speak it, but it’s better to let a Chinese person teach you. A LOT better!
Don’t forget, our Accent Course will be FREE for any VIP members. It’s going to be $47 USD for all other people.
If you are interested in the course we are making, getting the VIP membership now (On the Apple or Android App is ok too) would be a great idea since you will get everything for a year PLUS the free accent course! (Please don’t write about this all over the internet because we’re going to sell the accent course for $47 USD to people who have never heard of this website. Again, here is the Accent course ONLY you guys will get for free with a VIP membership.
Please watch the video below and comment on it. I’d love to hear what you guys think. Say anything at all. Keep the comments coming and I’ll keep blogging!
Get the VIP Membership now so you can be sure to get the FREE accent course! You won’t regret it!