新 Monthly Progress Challenge


#203

This thread gotta be one of the most inspiring threads i’ve seen
:slight_smile:


#204

#PROGRESS POST #2:

#WANIKANI
CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: 9
IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… 16 (next progress post on november)

#GOALS
LAST MONTH’S GOAL REPORT: I didn’t even try to practice writing, wow i suck, oh well at least I made it to level 9
THIS MONTH’S GOAL: for now, just don’t give up

#RESOURCES
CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES: WaniKani… yeah that’s (still) it

  • FAVE: WaniKani :innocent:
  • LEAST FAVE: WaniKani because I have no other options

TRY NEW RESOURCE: I plan on going through a couple of free grammar guides online in a few months, not doing that any time soon though

#JAPANESE ABILITY
CURRENT JAPANESE WEAKNESS: Everything :B
HOW I WILL IMPROVE ABOVE: Hopefully, with time and practice.

#HELPING OTHERS
TIP/ADVICE FOR LEARNING JAPANESE: Remember it’s not a race. Unless it is a race.


#205

Quick update - just cleared 16 and started 17 today.

Reason - work got busy! Averaging 12-15 days per level when busy…10 when quiet.


#206

WELCOME TO AN EPISODE OF PLOOPY SKIMPS OUT ON GOALS, WITH YOUR HOST, PLOOPY1000!!!

As you can all obviously tell, I have successfully reached all of my goals, short and long term, and I have become a JLPT0 ultra-fluent Javanese writer.

#Progress post #: 11

#WaniKani
Current WaniKani Level: 26 (so much for the “fast” level :sweat_smile:)
In one month I hope to be level: 28… again!

#Goals (oh boy oh boy)
Last month’s goal report: To finish chapter 10 and 11 in Genki. The most I did was read chapter 10 a few dozen times. Unfortunately there is no excuse for this other than laziness, procrastination and procrastination. At least I’m caught up in Memrise! And I’m reading Yotsuba again! Hurray!

This month’s goal: Gonna tone it back a bit and just say finish chapter 10. I also have quite a bit of reviews in KaniWani so I’d like to get those down.

#Resources
Current Japanese resources: WK, KW, Memrise, Genki, Yotsuba, Houhou… kind of.
Fave: Uhhhhhhhhhhhh. I don’t know. How do my favourites and least favourites always change every month :thinking:
Least fave: Genki. GENKIGENKIGENKIGEANNNNHHHHHHHH
Try new resource: Gotta try to use Houhou more often. One of the few words in there that I’m reviewing is ツクツクボウシ which some people may or may not recognize due to a certain book :wink:

That’s it for this month’s episode of PLOOPY SKIMPS OUT ON GOALS! See you in exactly one month! Or not! Hopefully so though! Yeah!


#207

#PROGRESS POST #2:

#WANIKANI
CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: 10

IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… 13 (close to 14)

#GOALS
LAST MONTH’S GOAL REPORT:

I’m two days late. Oops. Well, last month was one of the worst in my life, and I’m very busy at school. So it’s a lot to keep up with everything right now. Some of my goals I failed, mostly related to listening/speaking. But I kept my levelling pace, met my Bunpro goal, started using my Core 10k (although I’m slacking again) and textbook, and kept reading. I also started going to a reading group. I’m happy with my technique of setting a lot of diverse goals, because as long as I meet some I’m doing fine and I’m not in a place in my life right now where I can form a great routine. I did okay.

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:
Schoolwork!!

Catching up: Do my reviews in Anki, KaniWani, BunPro
Reading: Keep reading easy books, try to tackle some more manga if and only if I get free time
Shadowing: Start shadowing

#RESOURCES
CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES:

FAVE: WaniKani, TangoRisto
LEAST FAVE: KaniWani (I am lazy)

Textbook: Genki II
Kanji: WaniKani (KaniWani)
Vocab: Core 10k Anki deck
Listening: heterogeneous mix of anime and audio exercises/deck
Reading: TangoRisto, graded readers, manga. I go to a reading group
Grammar: Bunpro, A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
Other reference material I use a lot: Tsukuba Corpus, ejje.weblio.jp, goo, Jisho radical search, Tae Kim’s Guide to Japanese, Maggie Sensei

TRY NEW RESOURCE:
Shadowing: Let’s Speak Japanese! (Beginner - Intermediate Level) - I still haven’t used this
Supernative - I tried this and liked it, but I probably won’t incorporate it into my routine right now because I’m on my phone a lot

#JAPANESE ABILITY
CURRENT JAPANESE WEAKNESS: Listening, speaking

HOW I WILL IMPROVE ABOVE: I’d like to start incorporating shadowing into my routine for reals. But other than that I am not gonna focus on new stuff this month, because I am really busy and I had an awful month. School takes priority.

#HELPING OTHERS
TIP/ADVICE FOR LEARNING JAPANESE: If you’re having trouble making a kanji stick, look up some more vocabulary for it that uses the reading you’re trying to learn - there might even be some you already know


#208

#PROGRESS POST #:4

#WANIKANI

CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: 11

IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… 14!

#GOALS

LAST MONTH’S GOAL REPORT:

  • Reach level 11 :white_check_mark:
  • Stay caught up with reviews/lessons < School may be starting soon, but that’s not an excuse to get lazy. :white_check_mark:
  • Do Memrise and Genki lessons everyday :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Find some kind of outside reading material :x:

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:

  • Same as the couple last monthes, except I want to be level 14.

#RESOURCES

CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES:

  • Wanikani /Duh/
  • Duolingo
  • LingoDeer
  • Memrise
  • Anki
  • A couple of textbooks < Finally got Genki as well
  • パルク先生

#JAPANESE ABILITY

CURRENT JAPANESE WEAKNESS:

  • Vocab/Grammar/Kanji < Basically everything

HOW I WILL IMPROVE ABOVE:

  • Stay caught up with Wanikani lessons/reviews
  • Do Genki lessons
  • Do Memrise lessons

#HELPING OTHERS

TIP/ADVICE FOR LEARNING JAPANESE:

  • Slow and steady wins the race. がんばって!

#209

#PROGRESS POST #:1

#WANIKANI

CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: 3

IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… 6

#GOALS

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:

#RESOURCES

CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES:

Wanikani 
Kaniwani
Tae Kim grammar guide

#JAPANESE ABILITY

CURRENT JAPANESE WEAKNESS:

everything

HOW I WILL IMPROVE ABOVE:

Do WK everyday (several times a day)

#210

#PROGRESS POST #: 9
#WANIKANI
CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: 33
IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… 36
#GOALS
LAST MONTH GOAL REPORT :

:white_check_mark: Reached my set goal in WK. Well, a couple days late, but still. Probably things will be smoother from now on with WK. Big change: I’ll be doing radical and Kanji lessons and reviews only. I will export the new vocab that every new level brings to Anki, so I’ll do that with the rest of my vocab routine. It seems like a good compromise to gradually depart from too much SRSing and more practical stuff in my routine.

Reading: :x: I did the only 166 pages during September. Well I was travelling through Japan, so I could say I read a lot there too… but stricly books, I don’t know; last week after coming back home I haven’t been able to pick up my book, too much planning for the next step to take still in my head. Some of that planning has to do with Japan actually.

Immersion: :white_check_mark: I read, talked, watched shows, went up and down on lots of trains. So I’m counting that as immersion :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

Japanese the Manga Way: :x: I might just not put it here anymore. It’s been sitted on the bookshelf lately, no special reason :man_shrugging: … but the things to follow seem pretty clear, and most of those activities are pointing at reading in japanese…

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:

Picking up my daily reading routine. Or at least those 300 pages per month.

Immersion: Hopefully finnishing 坂道のアポロン (anime), I’m watching it in japanese. I don’t care about subs. I’ll get what I can. I think thats the only way to force myself to really improve watching shows in japanese… actually watching shows in japanese :crazy_face:

Monolingual routine: I’m SO proud that I kept the daily routine even when travelling. So no terrible backlog when I was back.
I’ll be looking a way to add vocab hopefully without too much delay between the time I get to see the new word for the first time and then the time when I finally get to see the new vocab card. There’re words that I’m seeing in cards that I can’t clearly tell sometime where they came from due to the current lapse between these two activities.
I’ll think in a sollution.

I bought a Rice Cooker (Zojirushi :star_struck: ), that and the discovering of Koji Rice it’s forcing me to put in my goals to try a couple of dishes using these two new additions to my culinary repertoire

CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES:
WK for kanji (vocab from WK going to Anki an the whole SRS thingie it’s happening there now).

Anki with this Subs2SRS / Morphman routine for vocab and context sentence mining now almost exclusively in japanese
Reading These Month: Taishukan Graded Readers Level 3 and 10分で読める伝記3年生。
Netflix for active immersion and MP3 player for passive immersion.

Grammar references: The Dictionary of Basic/Intermediate Japanese Grammar, and my favorite one: A Handbook of Japanese Grammar Patterns for Teachers and Learners.
Extra: Cure Dolly’s videos and messaging (on Patreon) for doubts
FAVE: monolingual Anki routine.

TRY NEW RESOURCE:
I’m somewhat of a foodie and amateur chef… So I bought this ミセンプラス講座 book. The idea will be to pick two preparations here and work my way with those over this month. They should be fairly easy (they are mise en place preparations not recipes), and will be a nice first aproach to start using japanese for cooking too :sweat_smile:


#211

#PROGRESS POST #:

#WANIKANI
CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: level 6

IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… level 8

#GOALS
LAST MONTH’S GOAL REPORT: get to level 5

THIS MONTH’S GOAL: get to level 8 and start talking

#RESOURCES
CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES: Jpod101, pimsleur japanese

  • FAVE:
  • LEAST FAVE:

TRY NEW RESOURCE:

#JAPANESE ABILITY
CURRENT JAPANESE WEAKNESS: Grammar

HOW I WILL IMPROVE ABOVE: Practive everyday
#HELPING OTHERS
TIP/ADVICE FOR LEARNING JAPANESE:


#212

#Progress post #: 12

#WaniKani
Current WaniKani Level:
24. Hmm. How strange. I’m further away from my goal than I was last month :thinking:
In one month I hope to be level: 26. Hmmm… How strange.

#Goals
Last month’s goal report: Okay, I’m somewhat through the workbook studies in Chapter 10 but I still skimped out which is not good. My KaniWani reviews are indeed lower than they were before which is good.
This month’s goal: I put sticky notes on my desktop to remind myself of my goals but they weren’t big enough so I’m going to find a way to make them more prominent. Goals include finishing Chapter 10 Genki and getting 0/0 in both WaniKani and KaniWani. Also I’m going to actually try completing level 26 quickly instead of spending more than 42 days on it!

#Resources
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#213

#PROGRESS POST #: 10
CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: 36
IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… 39
#GOALS
LAST MONTH GOAL REPORT :

Reading routine: :x:Well…. It didn’t happen. I mean, I did 100 pages last month still, but reading during weekdays it’s becoming harder, and I see I’m doing more immersion by watching shows, as it’s less demanding specially by the end of the day.

Immersion: Hopefully finishing 坂道のアポロン . :white_check_mark:Ok I didn’t finish the series, but not for lack of immersion time, but because I founded another show I got quite fond of: 美味しんぼ. Somewhat old show, but really aimed at foodies, since it gets into a level of details about japanese cousine that I haven’t seen anywhere else. So it’s my new favourite show for the month…. Besides, no option of English subs, so is a terrific way to do truly monolingual immersion.

Monolingual routine (Vocab/Sentence mining): :white_check_mark: As for the trouble I was having with getting lot of new vocab while reading, and only been able to review that vocab week later. Well, actually since I read less this month I’ve been able to read a story and make the new vocab cards the same day, so the next few days I’ll be reviewing that vocab and getting sentences to practice as well.
I’m considering that keeping the moment I see a new vocab more or less near the reviewing routine a very crucial thing, as it has really made a difference on how much memorable is the new vocab.

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:

Keep reading. Actually doing more than 150 pages sounds like a solid goal for the moment. I’m reading still the book10分で読める伝記3年生 , but recently I’ve started reading a grammar book aimed at kids too. I’m really loving it, since I can really tell that grammar taught to japanese kids has nothing to do with grammar aimed at foreigners. So I’m thinking keeping immersing and go with the 国語 book as a grammar resource it’s a good plan now that native content it’s more and more an option to learn.
Immersion: whether finish 坂道のアポロン or keeping watching almost an episode a day of 美味しんぼ…. Or basically just keep watching japanese content as a regular activity.

CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES:
WK for kanji (vocab from WK going to Anki an the whole SRS thingie it’s happening there now).
Anki with this Subs2SRS / Morphman routine for vocab and context sentence mining now almost exclusively in japanese
Reading These Month: 10分で読める伝記3年生 / 4年生。
Video immersion: Via VPN (Japanese version of) Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Grammar references: The Dictionary of Basic/Intermediate Japanese Grammar, and my favorite one: A Handbook of Japanese Grammar Patterns for Teachers and Learners.
Extra: Cure Dolly’s videos and messaging (on Patreon) for doubts
FAVE: monolingual Anki routine.

TRY NEW RESOURCE:
The 国語 book I’m reading for grammar is:
まとめ上手: 小学&中学入試 まとめ上手 敬語と言葉のきまり.
I didn’t saw the value to dig into japanese grammar taught at japanese people, but it’s becoming very clarifying in some regards. The book itself it’s aimed at kids in 小学校 so it’s as challenging as some other books aimed at the same audience.


#214

#PROGRESS POST #:5

#WANIKANI

CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: 14

IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… 17!

#GOALS

LAST MONTH’S GOAL REPORT:

  • Reach level 11 :white_check_mark:
  • Stay caught up with reviews/lessons :white_check_mark:
  • Do Memrise and Duolingo lessons everyday :white_check_mark:

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:

  • Same as the couple last month.

#RESOURCES

CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES:

  • Wanikani /Duh/
  • Duolingo
  • LingoDeer
  • Memrise
  • Anki
  • A couple of textbooks < Finally got Genki as well
  • パルク先生

#JAPANESE ABILITY

CURRENT JAPANESE WEAKNESS:

  • Grammar
  • Writing Kanji

HOW I WILL IMPROVE ABOVE:

  • Stay caught up with Wanikani lessons/reviews
  • Do Genki lessons
  • Do Memrise lessons

HELPING OTHERS

TIP/ADVICE FOR LEARNING JAPANESE:

  • It’s a race, not a marathon. Take your time to learn the kanji, don’t just rush through it.

#215

#PROGRESS POST #: 1 Excited! I used to do this on japaneselevelup.com but I would get discouraged because I was slow at learning kanji.

#WANIKANI
CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: level 6

IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… level 9 (I’m about to level up tomorrow so there’s time)

#GOALS
LAST MONTH’S GOAL REPORT: N/A

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:

Listening:

  • listen to at least one japanesepod101 podcast per day. I’m doing the “pathway to advanced Japanese” set right now so that’ll have me at #47 but the time next month rolls around. They’re maybe a little easy right now since i know the grammar that they’re using already, but there’s new vocab and with the lessons I’m on the hosts speak a fair bit of Japanese to each other too so it’s encouraging to be able to understand lots of Japanese.

Reading:

  • not worrying too much about this for now; my kanji just isn’t there yet. I’ve tried multiple times to learn the kanji systematically and they all sucked except wanikani :stuck_out_tongue:
  • I did get 時をかける少女 so I’ll be joining in the beginner reading group with that on Nov 24th. It’s going to be good to see some kanji I’ve learned “in the wild”.

Misc:

  • I’m bad at watching TV even in English so frankly anything I manage here is a positive. More episodes of Terrace House maybe?

#RESOURCES
CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES: Jpod101, wanikani, whatever I can put on TV without subs (crunchyroll or netflix), ebookjapan, I’ve got some physical books but they’re still in boxes from my move.

  • FAVE: Jpod101
  • LEAST FAVE: anything on the TV…

TRY NEW RESOURCE: ebookjapan is new for me! I’m so happy I can get some books at a reasonably price rather than having to pay a lot of shipping.

#JAPANESE ABILITY

CURRENT JAPANESE WEAKNESS: Everything is about even? Holding me back most tho is vocab + kanji I guess.

HOW I WILL IMPROVE ABOVE: Jpod101 for vocab, wanikani for kanji and some vocab. I’m just going to have to be patient for the next…well, I should be level 16 by February, and I think reading might be more possible by then. I think I’ll really need to be patient with my reading ability until this time next year, basically, when I should be around level 48 and have finished most of the N2 kanji.

#HELPING OTHERS
TIP/ADVICE FOR LEARNING JAPANESE: I had to take a month break because of moving house, but honestly it’s not been too bad, I didn’t forget very much and I honestly feel like my listening is better for it? Like…I don’t know, I’ve come back with fresh ears. So obviously it’s not good to be super inconsistent but if you have to take a longer break you might come back and be better than you thought.


#216

#PROGRESS POST #:2

#WANIKANI

CURRENT WANIKANI LEVEL: 6

IN ONE MONTH I HOPE TO BE LEVEL… 9

#GOALS

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:

#RESOURCES

CURRENT JAPANESE RESOURCES:

Wanikani 
Kaniwani
Bunpro
Tae Kim grammar guide

#JAPANESE ABILITY

CURRENT JAPANESE WEAKNESS:

reading and grammar

HOW I WILL IMPROVE ABOVE:

Iversen method