So I actually passed JLPT2 many many years ago and then my Japanese stalled and then I forgot a lot. So I’m currently working towards JLPT1 next year with the help of Wanikani!
BUT studying for JLPT does not help my spoken, which has always been the most difficult aspect of Japanese for me! I have lots of methods for learning vocabulary and grammar, improving reading etc, but none for speaking. I have a one on one lesson today with a Japanese teacher, and in the past I have used articles to form the basis of a debate but I don’t know how much this is helping. I prefer structured conversation lessons to free conversation, but I don’t know what structure to impose! They’re volunteer teachers with other students so aren’t an expert teachers themselves so I need to help them out with suggestions!
Please let me know your methods for reaching upper intermediate and advanced speaking skills! Arigatou!