Yesterday has been exactly six months since I’ve started WaniKani so I think it’s a good time to go back to my original post and gauge what’s changed and how much progress I’ve made.
6 Months Later
I would say right now I’m N4 level and maybe half-way to N3. Kanji wise I know about 80% of the N3 kanji. My overall goals for learning Kanji are still the same and I’ve gradually been delving into native Japanese media. This includes reading manga or books, watching Japanese shows or anime, and listening to Japanese podcasts. Overall I’d say I need to immerse more and just study harder in general. I at least am staying consistent with Wanikani and classes but I want more time immersing.
I’m still on track to hit WK level 40 by the end of this year so I’m looking forward to that!
At this point in time I feel I’m on track to pass the N3 this year if I take it! I definitely still need to work on my listening though as I feel that’s my weakest part. As always I feel confident with my Kanji and Vocab.
The whole time I’ve been here I haven’t really conversed with native Japanese speakers that much. A combination of the virus, introversion, and lack of confidence all combine together for this one…
For all my immersion goals I definitely need to start stepping it up if I wish to reach my goals…
The NHK and manga chapters can be done easily enough but the 3 light novels/easy books I need to really start digging into. For anime and TV shows I still need a lot of help and looking things up and reading subtitles to really understand everything so I’m not sure if I’ll really be able to achieve my original goal.
Anki sentences I’m just honestly too lazy to keep up with them. Adding and reviewing them is just a pain to me so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to reach that one lol!
Wanikani I’m still doing every single day. Nowadays I’m spacing out lessons though in order to improve my retention rate while still going at a fast speed. I think it’s still working well and I’m enjoying the progress.
- Current level: 26
- Average Level-up: 7 days 3 hours
- Accuracy: 96.64%
2) Japanese Class
Schools okay. We finished up the Genki series and are now onto an intermediate textbook. Not really a fan of it at all as it seems really old and outdated. Classes themselves are not really my thing but I still go and try to participate.
At this point I don’t use Youtube very much anymore for grammar explanations. I mainly use DoJG for grammar lookup. But I have started watching 日本語の森 and think that the videos they have are pretty helpful.
The app is dead and the main reason why I stopped reading NHK Easy articles…
I recently went through the Tango N5 deck and thought it was helpful. I shored up on some words I didn’t know but mostly ended up suspending 75% of the deck since I knew most of it already.
Still haven’t used up my first 5 lesson pack that I got.
Anyway, I think I need to start working harder so I can achieve my original goals and continue improving. Thanks for reading