I am wondering how many people on here attend Japanese classes as part of their learning.
I have been taking classes since April 2017, and I really love them. My teacher is one of the best I’ve ever had, and it’s really nice having someone guide me through what I need to know when. We use a textbook in theory, but in practice my teacher designs almost all the resources herself.
However, the class is only 90 minutes a week for 34 weeks per year - so it’s slow progress. We’re only this week starting to look at Kanji, as the focus is so much on speaking and listening. Which is why I’m trying to supplement my learning with WaniKani, Anki, and a couple of apps - as long as I make sure I still do my homework for class.
From my forum lurking, it always seems like most of you are self-taught (and very disciplined too!) Am I guessing right?
Update: Wow - thank you everyone who has responded! It is interesting to hear about your experience with Japanese classes. One thing that strikes me is how many people studied Japanese at High School or University. This wasn’t an option for me - so I am going to adult language classes. The downside is they are very expensive - around £500 per year. So it is a big investment.