until about a year ago, I was pretty disciplined with studying japanese, but when I got more to do in university (electrical engineering), alongside with part-time work and my girlfriend, my time with japanese declined pretty fast to the point that I haven’t really done anything in the past year.
Now I want to start again but when I looked at some short stories or “easy” articles I struggled extremly to get through it because of a great lack in grammar and forgotten Kanji/vocabs.
Regarding grammar, I have worked through Japanese from Zero 1-4 and the Minna no Nihongo Series to about the middle of the second book. On Wankani my best was level 42 but I guess I forgot a pretty good load of Kanji’s and vocabs by now… So back then I would have described my japanese as lower intermediate
Now I want to ask if anyone here had similar situations and can give me some advice how to (re-)build a solid foundation and getting further on the road.
My current goal is the N3 Test in July for some kind of self test and to be able to read easy stories (again), but I don’t know if I should start somewhere in the middle or if I should review everything from zero again.