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English & Japanese teacher with a deep passion for both languages, as well as linguistics in general.

I like playing early music (renaissance and baroque) with the violin or the recorders, and singing as a mezzo soprano.
Organising events and tours, I aim to use languages and music to build friendships and network with early music fans around the world.
Now planning a tour to Europe to visit historical sites related to early music and to have meetups and casual jam sessions with local like-minded people.


Any advice or candid comments on my English would be greatly appreciated so that I can improve it.
As for Dutch and German, I'm a beginner, so I'd like easy-to-understand corrections.

My videos:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoB1p5eKKaaFMmL10Ghw2A
My blog:
http://micamelias.tumblr.com/
My Twitter:
https://twitter.com/micamelia

Here are some of my entries that might help Japanese learners:
- Useful Japanese Expressions for Lang-8: Level of Corrections
http://lang-8.com/30490/journals/308724/
- Not-recommended Japanese Expressions on Lang-8
http://lang-8.com/30490/journals/302800/
- Differences and Usages: 勉強する vs. 習う vs. 学ぶ
http://lang-8.com/30490/journals/90438441636085044953994441989785135653
- Differences and Usages: 知る vs. わかる
http://lang-8.com/micamelia/journals/133197615373933718763610309261541569414
- Importance of Vowels in Japanese
http://lang-8.com/30490/journals/148735
- Voiced Sounds and Voiceless Sounds in Onomatopoeias
http://lang-8.com/30490/journals/120329
- Mnemonics for "Atsui" (hot) and "Atatakai" (warm)!
http://lang-8.com/30490/journals/968617

My interests in languages:
- Etymology (origins of words)
- History of languages (philology)
- Accents and dialects
- Phonology (pronunciation)
- Second language acquisition
etc.

My other interests:
- Early music (renaissance and baroque)
- Playing the violin and recorders (blockflutes)
- Singing
- Photography
- Japanese TV dramas
- Comics
- Cats
etc.

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Interested in Making Music Together?

I talked with a Lang-8 friend on Skype and we agreed to make music together. I'm really excited because I've been looking for pe...
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Aug 21, 2013 22:57
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Lang-8 Lunch Meetup in Tokyo on 27th!! With native lang

Staying or living around Tokyo area and interested in meeting people learning languages? Then, why don't you join our lang-8 lunch m...
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Aug 19, 2013 01:56 meetup
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Micamelia's Japanese Handwriting Challenge Video (in Japanese)

I uploaded a video titled "Micamelia's Handwriting Challenge"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VKs5SyOV_I This is a Jap...
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Aug 15, 2013 01:54 handwriting challenge youtube
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Send Me Your Handwriting For "Native Language Guessing Challenge"!

I'm planning to conduct an interesting game on Lang-8 (and maybe on Youtube and Tumblr as well)! What I want to do is to have you gu...
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Aug 13, 2013 13:04 challenge game language handwriting
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Differences and Usages: 知る vs. わかる

Today I'm going to explain the differences between 知る and わかる. Their differences mainly lie in the depth of understanding and how ...
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Aug 6, 2013 22:37 Japanese instruction lessons
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Testimonials from My Friends

Elliott (エリオット)
A deep interest in linguistics and probably knows more about English words than me! Always very helpful comments and corrections, thanks!

Amelia is a very nice person and an excellent teacher. Her passion for languages and Linguistics is unique -- I have never known someone with such an intense interest in communication and the origin of words. Her ambition and creativity are inspiring. ありがとうございます。 ^_^
Wolfgramm
Amelia-san is a very nice person and she is very helpful to people learning Japanese. =)
EricNolgen
Ameliaさん is a superb language learner and she's always helping everyone by answering questions, writing interesting and helpful entries, recording blogs in japanese, and many other things. She loves languages and she's always trying to do something new, it seems she never stops! A very active and nice person. Very hard to find a person like her ^^.
Rational Humano
Amelia is an innovative, creative, and wonderful person. Her voice blogs are very useful and she will not hesitate if you need any feedback from her.