Hi at all,
I was actually aiming for my first JPLT certificate (N4) in summer, but due to poor city planning I’d have to travel a bit farther then I’d like to A closer city is possible in winter and now I’m thinking whether it is feasible to get up to N3 level within this time span (Doing N4 in winter for me feels kind of a bummer when I should technically have achieved more in this time span)
Vocabulary coverage should not be a problem (I made an estimation with unofficial lists), reading is safe as well but I DO have a huge grammar gap (I made a N4 mock tests and passed but…grammar more…luck based cough)
I have only done Genki I and the complete Living Language Series (Advanced might cover around 20-30% of Genki II) and am starting with Genki II right now. I read that Genki II is needed completely for the N4. So I’d have to go trough 12 chapters here.
But for N3? Complete Tobira?
What about Tae Kim’s Grammar Guide? Does it go beyond N4 level?
And also: Are the Nihongo So-Matome books any good?
I read some reviews but somehow I can’t figure out exactly how they should be used. I guess they are more review kind of thing but not like a text book where they teach grammar etc.? (I’d also like to get the 500 quiz thingie if some can recommend it)
How long did it take you to go from N4 to N3? And with how much time per day?
I’m usually investing 2 hours a day for learning, reading, repetition. To be honest I was neglecting grammar for quite a time now because of cramming vocabulary (I’m addicted and this is not a good thing…I have a basic vocabulary knowledge of 3000 words with around 1000 Kanji (in compound words) by now but I REALLY need to make a break because Anki reviews are killing me)
Thanks a lot for any advice and your opinion on this matter
P.s. I just love how chill everyone on this board is <3 I’ve seen so many communities in my life but usually in every thread there were persons giving harsh comments or bringing other people down. So let me say that I’m really grateful for all of you and that I’m able to ask things without worrying to much