By mid March i’ll have finished 日本語初級 2 大地 and the next class I can take is an intermediate class, using the textbook 「中級へ行こう 日本語の文型と表現５９」but I feel like I don’t remember all the grammar completely from the current class. In terms of where I am within my class, I’m probably second best (the girl at the top is taking the intermediate class alongside the elementary 2 class). Most of the other students are going to progress to the intermediate class but I feel like I shouldn’t progress until I can recall everything quickly and easily and use all grammar points in conversation (basically I want to be able to speak well).
I don’t have lots of time outside of my classes as I have two young children to take care of so little time for self study. When I do study its mostly cramming for JLPT.
I don’t know whether to push myself or to take it slowly and repeat the elementary 2 class again. The teachers say everyone forgets the grammar and noone can produce dialog quickly and fluently yet but my aim is mostly verbal fluently rather than passing tests. Of course I do also want to be able to read and passing tests is always nice.
The other possibility is to go onto the intermediate class and get a personal tutor to re go over the elementary 2 alongside. Unfortunately taking both classes at the same time wouldn’t work as we have no childcare and I can only attend one class or the other.
What would you do?
(p.s i’m not a confident type of person and my memory is abysmal and even though i’ve been living in Japan almost 6 years i’m still at a very basic level, though in my defence I’ve had two kids in that space of time and they take a lot of time and energy).