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December 26th, 2012

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As I’ve mentioned before, Add and I are working our asses off (Working super hard) on making a sick (awesome) course for

learning American pronunciation.

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!

 

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28 Responses to “Japanese English Learning Youtube Video”

  1. George Says:

    December 26th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Hi Addison and Andrew,
    how can I contact you via email? Please let me know.
    Thanks!

  2. china232 Says:

    December 26th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hi George,

    You can contact us here: http://www.china232.com/contact

    Thanks

  3. dave Says:

    December 26th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    it’s quite immature,boring and annoying.

  4. NAOKI Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Hi Guys, Thanks for picking up a hilarious video. I’m a big fan of china232 in Japan.
    I can tell that this was part of TV program in 80′s and made just for fun. I am pretty sure that nobody was serious about learning English with this series. You might have noticed that their outfits look very old and funny.
    Anyway, looking forward to more podcast and videos!

  5. Flora Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Interesting video. Accents are sometimes a big issue. I haven’t seen a lot of Japanese here in my school, but met a lot of people from India studying here. Sometimes it is quite painful to try to understand what they are saying (no offense to Indian people at all, in fact, several good friends of mine are Indian girls). It seems American guys have no problem at all understanding them, probably because English is their mother tongue. But a lot of times us international people have hard times trying to understand English spoken by other international people, which is kind of funny:) I think my point here is that if the problem will be easily solved if all of us have chances of having native speakers teaching English in our home countries.

    Happy holidays to all

  6. Lucy Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 3:38 am

    love this video! The girls definitely look sensational. I think Andy and Add’s poor friend should consider taking a trip to Japan, lol.
    Just kidding, no offence.

  7. pharmacist mariam Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I’m from Saudi Arabia
    I learn from your blogs many new vocablaries :)

    thank u very much :)

    Oh I dont like this Vid -_- it’s boring :p

  8. future Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Learning while moving their bodies is very good, but going to in connection with a verb is pronounced “gonna” and want to is pronounced “wanna” as you taught us in your previous videos.
    I am looking forward to watching the “American accent” video lessons as announced by you…
    Have a nice day

  9. china232 Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for the comments guys!

    As always, some people seem to like the videos I put up, or at least find them funny, some people hate them. Whatever your views are, it’s great to know. The more comments, the better. Even the negative ones. I just want to create conversation.

    @ NAOKI Thanks for letting us know what the video was originally from. It did look a bit “80′s”. I’ve never seen anything like this before. Hilarious on many levels. Great to hear you are enjoying the 232 from Japan. Which city are you in BTW?

    Thanks.

  10. Marcos Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    hey guys that´s a great funny video, I´m from central mexico, I,m from Aguascalientes
    i like all the stuff you do. you guys rock,well I lived in the u.s.a. for almost 9 years
    and i can tell you that i heard a lot of people from different countries and all of them
    have a different funny accent,sometimes it is difficult to understand what they say.
    I learn a lot from you guys thanks a lot and keep on what you are doing,later.

  11. china232 Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks Marcos!

    What a great comment! Where did you live in the US by the way? Are you back in Mexico now? I was there about 10 years ago. LOVE IT! Amazing beaches and food.

    We’d love to hear more about your experience in the US.

    Cheers

  12. NAOKI Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Hi 232 and everyone. I live in Kobe, which is about 30min train ride from Osaka. I forgot to mention that we like to make fun of ourselves for not being able to speak English after 6 years of education (junior high and high school). I think the video you picked up is one of attempts to make it fun. By the way, this has nothing to do with English learning but here is another clip from a Japanese commedy show. I don’t know if you will like it or not but I guess you will find that our sense of humor is a bit unique in a good way or maybe bad way.. I have to admit that this is part of our culture.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyoo2jMbbj4

  13. pinky Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    It is very funny,but it is not good for studying English, and just for fun. Thank you for your guys email, now I listen the mp3 which you were made every day. I feel I improve my listening,but speaking is still so so. I do not how to improve my speaking. In fact, I do not have a lot of chance to practice my English. Again, thank you so much! I will keep walking and continue to support this website!

  14. Hamid Reza Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Hey guys, How are you doin?
    Add do you remember what you said in previous lessons? You learnt us a phrase which was, ” I can’t believe my ears”. Now I wish to say ” I can’t believe my eyes”. Are you kidding me? I haven’t ever ever ever seen something like that before. What was that? Learning English or doing some exercise for having a body-fitness. I have no offence to Japanese people but that video clip was totally funny and ridiculous.
    I agree with Addy boy idea. We must learn English from English native speakers and that is the best way, there is no doubt!! I just want to add one thing addy. I would be highly appreciate if you put some lessons in this website about different phrases with same meaning used in different English spoken countries. For example, in Australia it is common to say ” heaps good” instead of saying ” really good”.

  15. serendipity Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Addison & Andrew
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU
    thanks for your awesome blog .I really enjoy it!

  16. Lucy Says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    That is a funny video, Naoki. Thanks for sharing it. I do believe Japanese people have a great sense of humor. A day without laughter is a day wasted, isn’t it?

  17. Harvey K Milk Says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 6:13 am

    It’s awesome. It definitely works.

  18. Maribel Says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 3:22 am

    That’s funny, but so repetitive and a little bit annoying

  19. R Says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I’m from Japan , 32 years old female.

    Hahaha! This video is hilarious!!
    I’ve never seem this kind of exercise before!
    Don’t worry, we don’t learn English that way normally.
    The people in the video are just foolish. No offense…
    And their accent is terrible… I should admit that….
    I’ve wanted to learn British accent . Will you make the lesson for British accent version, please?

  20. R Says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Seen *

  21. Andy Says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks R!

    The video is hilarious! I knew that was not how the Japanese really learned, but the video was just too awesome to pass up!

    As for the British accent, I can’t teach it because I don’t speak with it, BUT, I would highly recommend getting a standard American one, EVEN if you are living in the UK. People from Britain may totally disagree, I don’t know, but the STANDARD American accent is more used and understood throughout the world. What are your thoughts on that?

  22. R Says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 2:04 am

    haha!! Too awesome? Yes,it’s awsome!!
    Thank you for your advice.Then I’ll learn standard American accent.
    Before someone told me that British accent sounds more sophisticated,classy and elegant.
    But as you said, as a standard American one is more used and understood.
    So I’ll keep learning American accent.Thank you for your advice.
    You are AWSOME!!!
    Happy Holidays from Japan.

  23. Hamid Reza Says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I agree with R. British accent is very nice and classic, but it is too difficult to follow. Addy my friend for your attention, I am gonna go to Australia in upcoming March and I am little bit nervous about new environment. Now I am taking steps on that way you two guys did it in Shanghai 10 years ago.

  24. Andy Says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Hamid,

    Thanks for your comments man. I’m in Shanghai now thinking about your comment. I’m thinking back to how I really was nervous to come here. It’s weird, I almost can’t remember why I was nervous. I can’t really imagine myself being nervous to come to Shanghai. But, that was 10 years ago and a lot has changed I guess. In life, things seem scarier than they really are. The human brain is always afraid of some new situations, just because they are new and different. I’m sure you already know this, but your experience will probably be great. It’s easy to say “don’t be nervous”, but if possible, try to think of the excitement and adventure that lies ahead. I might be the best thing that ever happened to you.

    Keep us posted on how things are going!

  25. sung Says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Hi…all
    that funny clip shows
    that there is a lot of english educational industry
    all over the world
    i wish you, china 232, become the the best of all
    and help those struggling in speaking english better.
    and happy new year All!!!

  26. Anna Says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    As I practice teaching kids, I suppose that’s a good way for very young learners to study English. Absolutely, children love moving in a class and doing some excercises:). Good funny idea!

  27. Hamid Reza Says:

    January 1st, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Andy,
    I totally consent to your last statement, i.e.”human brain is always afraid of some new situations”. I don’t know why and I have no idea where is it coming from? But I think the advantageous of making new friend, experiencing new culture and new people carry more weight as compared to having some stagnant and monotonous lifestyle. I will let you know how thing are going in Australia-Sydney by the way.
    Thanks for your comment and share your experience and feeling. That was great to me.
    More power guys and keep going…
    Merry Christmas to you guys.

  28. George Says:

    January 9th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Guys!
    I tried to write you using http://www.china232.com/contact on 26.12 but you never responded.

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