IATIJ = An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
A little over two years ago I posted a Genki Sprint which turned out to be one of the most useful exercises I put myself through. A lot of other people also seemed to enjoy it. I proceeded to get lazy with my Japanese, despite going on to spend two years in the country, but now I’m aiming to turn that around, and I’d like you to join me!
Here’s how it works: We’re going to start one week from now on Monday, April 1. You start with lesson one and read one lesson every day for 15 days straight. You don’t do anything else. Just read the material and listen to the audio if you can. Even if it doesn’t seem to be sticking, just plow ahead.
Then, at the end of 15 days, we start again at the beginning, this time highlighting our texts, or writing notes. Optional: Create Anki cards from notes.
When this is done, I’ll probably move on to repeat this with Tobira.
Every day, starting Monday, I’ll make a post summarizing the chapter and offering thoughts, and I hope you’ll come and comment and think through this stuff with me.