I'd like to read some blogs and websites in Japanese. [more inside]
What are the best (free) online exercises to prepare for the GRE? [more inside]
Has Finnegans Wake ever been translated? How?
What are the best Japanese language schools in Tokyo? [more inside]
Do those of us who started learning our second language after high school have any hope of becoming interpreters? [more inside]
What is the hardest language for a native English speaker to master, and why? (I know this is subjective... but I'm curious)
For those of you fluent in Japanese, I'd like to hear your best advice on the subject. I've studied for about 4 years, and have been living in Japan for nearly a year, but despite this, achieving true "fluency" still seems like an insurmountable task. Although I am conversationally fluent, at times I become incredibly frustrated. How long do you think it takes to become fluent? And now for the oh-so-impossible question: what should I do to speed up the process? Advice, experiences, suggestions would be welcome from any students of foreign language.