🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Summer 2024 🌻 🏖

Welcome to the “Listen Every Day” Challenge, summer 2024 edition! :sunglasses:

If you’re trying to improve your listening skills, want to listen to Japanese music, found an interesting Japanese youtuber, or have a plethora of unwatched podcasts in your playlist, then this is the place for you.

History of the challenge: In summer 2022, @KJules started the first listen every day challenge. Then in autumn, @omk3 took over, and has been making them ever since. However @omk3 has recently asked for someone else to take over, so I’m hosting for the time being.

What is it: A place to set goals for yourself and talk about what you’ve been listening to. You can use it like a study log to keep track of what you’ve done, ask for advice and resource recommendations, or geek out/bond over common interests.
Beginners and experts alike are all welcomed.

To quote @omk3 quoting @KJules quoting @windupbird quoting @Redglare (please no one call the plagiarism police):
This is a thread for people who:
:bookmark: want to spend time more time listening
:bookmark: want to improve their comprehension
:bookmark: want to hold themselves accountable and have a place to document their progress
:bookmark: simply want to join in on the challenge!

Time frame: July 1 - August 31

This is the “official” recommended time frame, but late starters are absolutely welcome! You can start and finish your personal challenge at any point during that time, and shorten or lengthen the challenge to the time period that works best for you.

Your listening materials can be whatever you want, anime, podcasts, youtube videos, audiobooks, TV, JLPT listening quizzes - you name it, anything goes as long as it is something in Japanese :jp: “Listening” can be interpreted creatively, if that helps keep you motivated!

Will you be participating?

  • Yes
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  • I’m starting late
  • Don’t know
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Past challenge threads

🔉 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge (Summer Edition) 🏖
🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Fall 2022 🍁
🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Winter 2023 ❄ 🧤
🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Spring 2023 🌼 🌱
🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Summer 2023 🏖 ☀
🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Fall 2023 🍁 🍂 - Volunteer needed to keep the challenge going!
🔊 Listen Every Day Challenge - Winter 2024 ⛄❄
🔊 Listen Every Day Challenge - Spring 2024 🌸 🌈

Threads worth checking out:

Kurzgesagt Watching Club :earth_americas:

What do you listen to for Japanese practice?

Extensive Listening Challenge 2022

There’s also a list of resources here. Please check it out if you’re looking for advice, and add to it if you have something you think others would like!

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Participants

If you’re participating, please add your name to the list! (Please keep it alphabetical)

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AdelynnWilde 7/1/2024
AHinte 7/1/24
Dunlewy 6/1/2024
hotdogsuplex July 1
Javerend July 1 home post
kissinglilies July 1
Ksiretsus July 1 1
Lady_Dragon 24/06/2024
Lisaveeta 15/06/24
Maikii0197 07/01/2024
MarnieDEB July 1
mitrac July 1 home post
msjohughes 01/07/24
Rakesh 01/07/24
RebBlue 01/07/24
ryanajiton 01/07/24 🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Summer 2024 🌻 🏖 - #28 by ryanajiton
WeepingWeeb 01/07/24 home post
yellowtailko 24JUN24
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Planning on listening to a podcast everyday when I’m walking and/or driving

Podcasts:
Everyday Japanese with Sayuri Saying
Easy Japanese

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I think we are missing some people’s charts here! :cry:

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Don’t worry, there’s still two whole weeks until the challenge starts, people have plenty of time to make their home posts :blush: I’m working on polishing up mine at the moment.

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The Summer That Hotdog Gets Really Good at Listening

This time I’ll be doing something a little different: rather than focusing on the every day aspect, I’m going to focus on the type of content consumed, and intensive listening over extensive. My end goal for this summer is to get comfortable watching content with Japanese subtitles.

I’ll use three main resources:
1: Jujutsu Kaisen season 1. I’ve seen this ten times both in English and Japanese, I know it word for word by now, so I can really focus on listening instead of figuring out the story. I’ll only look at the subtitles if I get stumped.
2: Ghibli movies. I haven’t seen very many. I watched Ponyo as a kid and it freaked me out, Kiki’s Delivery Service as a pre-teen, and Grave of the Fireflies a few years ago. None were in Japanese though. I’ve made a list of all the ones I still want to watch. Since I don’t know the stories, I’ll be looking at the subtitles more intently.
3: YouTube. I want to watch 20 hours of YouTube. I really like あかね’s video style, and she has a ton of content.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service
My Neighbor Totoro
Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
When Marnie was There
Castle in the Sky
The Wind Rises
Only Yesterday

YouTube:
180/1200 minutes

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AdelynnWilde's Listening Tracker

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polv’s Listening Challenge of Q3 2024 Home Post :beach_umbrella:

I plan to listen everyday for 2 months’ duration.

In addition, I’ll think of how to get listening exercises in. Though for vocabulary part, I can say I got many from reading and games/VN.

5 audiobooks. Maybe 本好きの下剋上 series, if not change of plans. Anyway, preferrably with text. I’ll also keep eyes on Natively book clubs that have audiobooks. I don’t see many in WaniKani.

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:green_apple: :beverage_box: soggy’s home post :beverage_box: :green_apple:

:dizzy: my study log

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challenge goals:

10 hours listened!
20 hours listened!
30 hours listened!
40 hours listened!
50 hours listened…??

materials:

4989 American Life Podcast
Native content on Youtube
Fushigi Sweet Shop Audiobooks

Tentative daily mix:
1 podcast episode (25-30mins)
1 let’s play episode (15-20mins)

weekly:
1 chapter audiobook (25-30mins)

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:kick_scooter: back to my home post

Resource Time
:cup_with_straw: 4989 American Life Podcast
:guitar: Bocchi the Radio
:mushroom: Mario Let’s Play
:candy: ふしぎ駄菓子屋
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Javerend’s Home Post

Study Log | Bookmeter | Natively

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Hello again everyone! Back this time for a more subdued challenge than my last big 100 hour challenge :laughing: Thank you to @hotdogsuplex for hosting again and keeping this going! :purple_heart:

Since my last listening updates, I’ve had a bit of an interesting change of pace. My english youtube for the last month or two has become completely unusable (like, literally won’t play videos or load pages correctly sometimes) due to a new testing layout, and so I’ve spent a lot of time as I wind down for bed doing extensive listening on my japanese youtube account.

It’s not particularly directed listening, and I usually am not stopping to look much up unless it feels essential, but it is still japanese words I can mostly understand getting into my brain in some way. For this challenge I’m hoping to bring back a little bit more… intentional? listening practice into my routine.

Unfortunately, about the same time this youtube stuff was happening, the streamer who I spent so much of my 100 hour challenge watching had to go on a serious extended medical leave, and has been gone for about 2 months while she recovers. :melting_face: Hopefully at some point during this time period, she will be back and healthy, but in the meantime I have built up a good repertoire of other streamers that I enjoy watching. I will probably continue to watch mostly RTA and speedrun videos, plus my smattering of vtubers and keep working on fleshing out my japanese youtube channel during this challenge. I think I’d also like to finish another season or two of anime with jp subs. I did s2 of ゆるキャン△ a few months ago and really enjoyed that, but I’d just need to pick out a good series for it.

I’ll be trying to post more updates this time around than the like 2 I posted in the last challenge, but since I am generally listening before bed, no hard promises :sweat_smile:

links n past challenges n shtuff
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:mountain: :leaves: **7月1日**  :leaves: :mountain: <small>[Study Log](https://community.wanikani.com/t/javerends-study-and-cooking-log/62010?u=javerend) | [Home Post](https://community.wanikani.com/t/listen-every-day-challenge-summer-2024/66260/13?u=javerend)</small>

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| :wolf:  | [ 【 朝ミオ 】おまたせー!朝ミオ復活します!!!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EkBNS4Ofcs) | 1:10 | Active|
| :cat2:  | [【 Stardew Valley 】 relaxing farm!|睡眠導入に是非🌠](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95qvmFxwbng) | 0:20 | Passive

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Listening isn’t something I spend a lot of time on and to be honest it’s not my favourite, I prefer reading BUT since it’s an important part of language learning I’m gonna try force myself to do this :saluting_face:

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Reb’s Home Post

Study Log

I am joining this challenge because I hate listening and it’s difficult.

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Things I plan to listen to during challenge:

What Why
Anime Club Anime!
Comprehensible Japanese relatively simple
N5 listening practice for exam
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I plan on joining again, on a little hiatus for listening for June and might be a slow start to this challenge as I’ll be at a wedding at the very beginning, but definitely plan to participate in Summer.

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MarnieDEB’s Home Post

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@javerend Not gonna lie when I got the notification that you posted here my immediate thought was “Oh god what are we in for this time…”

Me too :melting_face: It’s so much harder than reading… I’m just making sure my listening skill doesn’t fall too far behind everything else.

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I reserve the right to change my goals to some as of yet un-imagined horrors at any given time throughout this challenge, gotta keep you all on your toes :wink:

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mitrac’s home post

my log

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After joining the Spring 2023 Read every day challenge, I ended up with a read every day habit that has stuck ever since (and a WK foruming habit which takes up about just as much time… :yum:) and my reading level has improved a lot! Perhaps listening every day can do the same thing. Previously my listening practice was listening along to Satori stories, and now that I’m transitioning/graduating from that, I need to experiment with some solid replacements.

The tricky part is - I’m not a natural podcast / youtube / audiobook type person, so it doesn’t have a firm place in my life. I like to exercise without headphones, I don’t have long drives, I don’t do repetitive tasks where I could listen to it in the background and still pay attention. So listening for me is its own deliberate activity, like taking a break from work, or relaxing after work, or (at a loss to think of what else I will anchor this to).

Favorite listening resources so far:

  • Audiobooks for Zenitendo series
    • I read these books so I can listen to previous chapters with good comprehension, or listen along to current chapters while reading
  • 4989 American Life podcast
    • They are comprehensible enough that I can just listen. I think what helps is that the topic of conversation is generally familiar, so it’s way easier than other podcasts not intended for learners. After she realised so many learners were attracted to her podcast (despite that not being her intention), she made transcripts available from around episode 89.
  • Story podcast - 黒木渚の夜のまどろみ 〜大人のための読み聞かせ〜
    • These are short stories written and narrated by a musician / writer 黒木渚. I like the general light mystery mood, and the narration is calming since they are meant for falling asleep to. They are not always comprehensible for me, but if I make it all the way it feels like such a victory to understand the whole story!

I stole the pretty calendar from @javerend I hope that is ok!

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of course! :laughing: I just stole mine from the read every day challenge and added some emotes and formatting, which I think I stole from either @polv or maybe the idea was from @windupbird (hi hope you’re doing ok! if you get notified from this somehow!) stealing sharing makes the world go round :tada:

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How thoughtful, thank you!!

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My first accountability post for listening! If anyone has tips tricks or recommendations, please let me know! I’ll be using Satori Reader, Youtube shadowing videos, and podcasts.

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