I moved to Japan about 4 months ago and arrived with no knowledge (except super slow hiragana, katakana and basic greetings). It was a bit scary as those who arrived to do the same training as me for my job (ALT) all had a lot more experience. Anyway, 4 months on and I’m super happy with my progress but have hardly met any other motivated gaijin who are keen to learn super quick.
Anyway, would love to speak to anyone else that moved here with hardly any knowledge. Any tips or advice would go a long way!!!
PS Dont get me wrong, love speaking to those who have a good grasp of the language, but good to speak to people in the same boat <3