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Kanjilicious: A Japanese Language Learning Project on Kickstarter

Kanjilicious: A Japanese Language Learning Project on Kickstarter

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My name is Saren Sakurai. My son and I have been studying Japanese for a couple of years together. He is now in the 1st grade and just beginning to learn kanji (Chinese characters). We've been brainstorming a new way to set up his flash cards and use games to extend the time we spend memorizing characters.

We recently collected our ideas into a project we call Kanjilicious. It's going to be a mobile app that is part flash card system and part casual game played with friends. We think it will really help students of all ages.

Our project is up on Kickstarter, so we have a video about it here:

I wonder if you wouldn't mind taking a look? We'd love to know what you think? Let's talk about it.



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Don Doehla, MA, NBCT's picture
Don Doehla, MA, NBCT
2015 California Language Teacher of the Year, Co-Director Berkeley WL Project at UC Berkeley Language Center

Hajimeshite, Sanren-sensei,

My fellow Edutopia friend and blogger, Andrew Miller, would be proud of your take on the gamification of learning. I think it is a great idea to engage students with a little competition, if only against oneself in an app game. You are on to something here, and I wish you well!



Saren's picture

Great. Thank you for the note. I'm available for questions or discussions anytime.

Saren's picture

Thank you very much. I have posted to your thread as well.


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