3 years ago I moved to Tokyo. I spent the first year frantically studying Japanese at a language school and passed N2 within the first year of coming to Japan. Straight after passing, I worked for a year and stopped studying Japanese completely, and then went back to the UK for another year. Here I am, now back in Tokyo looking back at the fact that I passed N2 almost 2 years ago but with a language ability that has remained stagnant since.
So in light of that, I bought the lifetime subscription to WaniKani as a commitment to learning kanji. But that’s just one piece of the cheese wheel. I want to get everything up to the same level. I want my grammar to be amazing. I want my speaking to be amazing. I want my vocab to be amazing. You get the idea.
Speaking-wise, I know I’m in the perfect environment to work on this, but with a massive lack of self-confidence this is more difficult than it should be. But oh well, that’s for me to work on.
But my main question is, what do you hardcore Japanese learners use alongside Wanikani for the full learning effect? I watch Japanese dramas with Japanese subtitles in my free time to improve my reading, comprehension and listening. It seems to work quite well. I recently came across Satori Reader which seems like a great light way back into the groove. And someone recently linked to BunPro for an SRS grammar learning tool. Would you recommend these? Or do you have something else you could recommend?
NB: Anything with gamification (just like a level-based SRS) works wonders for me. Hence why I like WK, and why BunPro also appeals to me.
Looking forward to your suggestions!!