Thank to some progresses especially on the net, I'm able to learn other lauguages on some web sites. "Lang-8", the kind of language-exchange service on the net, is now one of the famous sites for Englsh learners, I suppose. If you post your journal on it in Englsh, some English speakers will read and also check its grammar and correct it. Meanwhile, if you are a Japanese and would like to support someone, you may read some journals written in Japanese and correct them. When I first found this service at this time of last year, I really appreciated it and posted some journals. Almost all of my journals were checked and some readers kindly left enjoyable comments. Some English speaker who has been learning Japanese offered me to do language exchange using Skipe, but it seems a little inconvenient because of the time difference. I'm not a keen writer on that site and actually, was absent for long period of time, I started posting some journals again. but... as I checked my journals, no comment left there. The reasons I come up with are: 1)my journals are a little too long, 2)there is no mistake, 3)boring. Anyway, it made me decide to write in Englsh without someone's support, so I opened the new account for the blog to write. And Of course, a blogospherical debate casted by some blogger pushing us for writing journals only in Englsh made me to step forward. hahaha
Hi, rinco-san. I'm Rie in early 30's and a reader of your blog from months ago. I found today that you have started having English blog. I 've taking ALC correspondence corse for TOEIC 900 like you did 2 years ago. My course will be finish in September and my TOEIC score in Jun was 820....oh, I can't imagine I will get 900 like you! Your blod has been encouraging me, really. がんばります!
Thank you for your comment and I'm happy to see the first comment in this blog!!! That corse aiming at 900+ is really challenging, isn't it? but seems very useful for real life situations. I myself didn't think I would get 900, either. But actually, you'll see the big progress in a couple of months with your score, I believe. I hope you'll complete your corse and get 900+ in the very near future!!! お互いがんばりましょう！