Just wanted some feedback on my current study plan and any tweaks you would suggest.
Quick intro, I studied Japanese at University, passed, got the qualification, got to an OK level but it was mostly cramming info and learning on a superficial level embedded in my short term memory. Some vocabulary and kanji seems familiar but often I don’t know the meaning.
It’s been 7 years since I’ve studied Japanese properly although I signed up to WaniKani years ago, I never stuck to it.
My aim is to complete N4 in July, I’ve tried some practice questions and my knowledge is not up to scratch.
So here’s my current plan -
Complete Japanese for busy people 2
Sign up to a weekly evening class between mid April which finishes mid June (reason for choosing the JFBP as its the textbook the Uni uses)
Try to reach WaniKani level between 10-15 by July
Use online grammar resources at both N5 and N4 level
Compete 60 words of vocabulary daily via Memrise
Practise grammar by writing and speaking 1-2 paragraphs weekly and sharing with an Italki tutor and get feedback
Practise listening through Japanese Pod (1 to 2 podcast a week actively following with notes).
I work part time so I do have time between now and mid May when I start working full time and will have less time to study. At the moment I am putting in 3-4 hours of daily study in but I do get study fatigue. I try to switch it up by listening to Japanese short stories or beauty bloggers for some time out in between. I’ve also ordered kiki’s delivery service for the beginner book club here.
I have some Q’s if anyone can answer, that’d be great.
I was thinking of getting the Genki textbooks but I’m travelling in Sept to Dec so I won’t be able to take them with me, I know of Bunpro but does anyone have other suggestions for a structured approach to learning grammar online? I’m not sure it’s worth me buying the textbooks if I can’t keep them.
Any suggestions for more Japanese beauty bloggers?
Any suggestions for podcasts that are not aimed at teaching Japanese?