Note: You can now add your own calendar, if you so wish, to the third post of this thread for easy access
There’s already an advent calendar tradition here on WK that goes back years. It’s all about uploading pet photos, and while it’s a lovely idea, I thought it’d be interesting to have another one that’s more focused on Japanese, since we’re all Japanese learners here. Sort of like a mini challenge for the first 24 days of December, leading up to Christmas. It doesn’t need to be hard, just related to Japanese and easy to keep up for 24 days.
Ideas so far
Starting from Dec 1 and for every day until Dec 24:
- Study a grammar point a day
- Read a short story a day (maybe holiday related?)
- Read a sample of a random new book per day (and discover new things to read)
- Translate a sentence (out of a book?) a day
- Read about a different prefecture/city/area of Japan every day
- Listen to a different Japanese song every day (maybe holiday related?)
- Read about a different Japanese tradition every day (Christmas or otherwise)
- Find one instance of interesting onomatopoeia every day
- Read about and practice writing a kanji per day (stroke number could correspond to day of the month for extra fun)
I think the last one is my favourite one so far. I checked and there are two kanji with 23 and two with 24 strokes, so it’s perfectly doable. None with 25, but that will be Christmas day anyway.
Would anyone like to participate? Do you have any other ideas to suggest? There’s no reason we should only do one idea either, and maybe everyone could do their own thing and post about it. That could be a lot of fun to read about, I think.
Are you interested in a Japanese-focused Advent Calendar? Would you participate?
- Sounds fun, I’m in!
- I’m not sure.
- No, thanks.
If you’re interested, would you do your own challenge for every day of December until the 24th, or would you just visit to see what others upload?
- I’ll do my personal challenge and post about it.
- I’ll enjoy reading what others come up with.
- I have an idea for a challenge where more people can participate (explain below).
- I don’t know yet.
Thoughts and ideas welcome!