The first Tadoku contest is set to start at midnight on January 1st (your time). If you haven’t signed up yet you only have a few hours to do so, so if you are interested in participating, jump on it!
Tadoku (多読 – Japanese for “read a lot”) is a foreign language reading contest. You try to read as much as you can in your target language in one month. You record your daily progress by tweeting your page counts to a bot on twitter. At the end of the month, the person with the most pages read is the winner. I don’t think there is a prize other than glory, but it’s a great way to motivate yourself to do more reading.
To register, you need to tweet “@TadokuBot #reg [insert hilarious quote]” (minus the quotes). You need to do so before 2011, so hurry up. Next Tadoku contest won’t be until April!
For more information, see the official blog at Read More Or Die:
- Tadoku – Read More or Die – April 2011 Edition
- Language Learning Tip #1: Start A Translation Project