I’m planning on going through Tobira in preparation for taking the JLPT N3 this December and was wondering if anyone wants to study it together! @Marifly hosted Tobira study groups in 2020 and 2021 and there are threads on each chapter but they’re unfortunately locked now so this could be a good place to chat instead.
I covered the first 10/15 chapters in my third year of undergrad Japanese classes years ago and am planning on re-starting it in April. I’m hoping it’ll be a more engaging supplement to my Shin Kanzen Master books, and the Tobira readings are good for learning more about Japan in general. So if anyone wants to join me let me know!
I just started Tobira and am reading it at about the same pace (2 weeks per chapter), so I’ll be like four chapters ahead of the group by the time you start, but I’ll probably at least check in on the thread from time to time!
I’ve had it sitting in my bookshelf for a loooong time. I’m not all that big on textbook learning, but should really give it a go to fill in some weak spots in my learning. I’ll probably join in if my work schedule and stuff stays as it is at the moment ^^
I personally won’t be since WK is sufficient for my kanji needs right now and my grammar workbook is buried in an old box somewhere. I don’t remember exactly what they look like but I imagine kanji stuff and the grammar points + exercises can be split over the course of the 2 weeks? If you have those books and want to set a pace that would be great!
The workbooks are not even necessary, because you can just do it all online. And looking at it, the first week has 14 grammar exercises (+2 advanced ones) so doing one each day fits nicely into the shedule.
The Kanji exercises are a bit more than that, because the first chapter has some Kanji review. That’s 24 Kanji exercises. They also look like good reading practice, so personally I will try to do them.