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    Figure 5: An example of the Japanese Hiragana confuser in a quiz. CertificatesConfuser.PNG Figure 6: An example of the Japanese Kanji confuser in a quiz. Tracking Progress When learning a language, students want to know how much they’ve learned. There’s no one better to ask how much a user knows than the user itself, so naturally the progress that a user has made on a deck is based on the difficulty that they have given to each card in it. Calculating Progress for students When a student selects a difficulty, what’s really happening is that the student is getting a number of points for a particular card. The points are as follows:…

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    On Female Identity Analysis

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    Judith Kegan Gardiner writes in On Female Identity and Writing by Women that “[f]emale identity is a process and writing by women engages us in this process as the female seeks to define itself in the experience of creating art” (361). Elaine Showalter takes the case further in her discussion of gender differences in determining “whether sex differences in language use can be theorized in terms of biology, socialization, and culture; whether women can create new languages of their own; [and]…

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    Personal Statement 1) General Statement Embracing cultural differences can stimulate our minds in ways that challenge us to understand the world from different perspectives. Captivating young minds to become knowledgeable about other ways of living, as well as improving cultural awareness, is essential to dissolve the artificial barriers that separate us. It would be a privilege to play a part in such an important affair. My interest in Japan was aroused in 2014 when a friend introduced me…

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    Kanji And Kuipers Analysis

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    Kanji and Kuipers’ essay, A Complicated Story: Exploring The Contours of Secularisation and Persisting Religiosity in Canada, argues that secularization has not occurred in a linear trajectory in Canada, and points to the complexity of the religious climate in Canadian society. The study uses the results of the World Values Survey in order to analyze various aspects of religious life such as subjective religiosity, involvement in religious services and organizations, the role of prayer,…

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    In 1988 Japan’s Ministry of Education issued a new set of Kanji and urged that the Kanji that is more closely related to child’s life and those that are easier to remember should be learned earlier (NLRI, 1972, as cited in Akamatsu, 1998, p. 12). This means, the focus of learning the native written language changes as children develop and mature. The Ministry of Education also provides a brief guideline of Kanji instruction for each grade. For example, first graders tend to ignore the…

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    adopt technological innovations. The first factor is the comparison of the economic advantage with existing technology. Wheels are known to be useful in modern industrial societies, but in other societies, they may not have been. Native Americans in ancient Mexico used wheeled vehicles as toys instead of using them for transportation because of the lack of domestic animals at the time, which did not offer any benefits over human transporters. The second factor is if the innovation has social…

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    in a simple manner in foreign languages’ (p. 50). As these contrasting policies demonstrate, Icelanders will have to find the balance between protecting their national language and maintaining English proficiency for international relations in the future. In Japan, all current policies regarding the Japanese language in force today, which are administered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) along with the teaching of English, concern the written form of…

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    Oxfam

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    The work of Oxfam is quite similar to this theory. The report entitled “Climate Wrongs and Human Rights” published by Oxfam in 2008 believed that serious climate change will make damage to the human rights ,a crucial element of social democracy and proposed countries, especially development industrial country, taking main responsibility for the consequence to take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Oxfam also helps to set up rural economic cooperative in some poor countries ,which…

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    Although this can be seen as a cultural issue, there is an element of bureaucracy in terms of how many kanjis you should know in order to be classified literate. In the Japanese society, literacy levels are one of the highest in the world. People who speak, read, and write between 2000-2500 kanji characters are considered literate. Students in elementary schools learn roughly 1600 kanji characters and the balance are taught in junior high schools. The structure of the writing is regimented as…

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    anyone would want to be a man. She had been out with many and it did not seem to make her boyfriends any better. Then there were her friends. It did not seem to do Kanji any favours at times and then there was Yosuke... Teddie took some of the best traits and worst traits and rolled them into a ridiculous ball. Then him... Well, their leader was in a group all of his own. Naoto was a man in mind and working on being one in body. She tried to be supportive. She could probably do better, but it…

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