Life in Miyagi
Made in Miyagi
A blog and resource website created and managed by the Miyagi ALT-PA. The blog features articles written by Miyagi and Sendai JETs about their experiences and adventures during their time in Miyagi.
Visit Miyagi FB
English-language travel and sightseeing information about Miyagi Prefecture, including regional spotlight features and upcoming event information.
Tokyo for 3000 yen? It can be done!
Japanese study/Miyagi dialect
Here is link to a detailed explanation of Miyagi-ben. Also called "zuzu-ben" this dialect of Miyagi and, to some extent, the Tohoku region is spoken by many of the people throughout the prefecture; especially in rural areas.
(Thanks to Miyagi JET Alumnus Ben Rosenthal for writing this.)
A great source for studying useful, conversational Japanese. All the podcasts can be downloaded and listened to for free. There are additional study resources that can be purchased, but you are probably just as good without them.
A great flashcard program that allows you to download different cardsets depending on what you are studying. Great for Japanese and the JLPT in particular, but also available for other languages as well.
A former ALT's study site. Has a great deal of study options and resources. Very useful.