As self learners, sometimes my approach give me confusion which material i should absorb first and later. While in university, they already have some guidelines from standardized material (writing, reading, listening, grammar, kanji)
As comparison, at early times I’m tackle kanji first with approximately 40-50 kanji each week, grammar sporadically, listening sporadically, while writing keep at same time depending what kanji learned at those time, and start reading after knowing basic kanji from kanji kentei level 8-10 first.
Sometimes there some gap between people who studying themselves and people who taking formal Japanese class.
Example : University student knowing much more academic vocabulary or such which sometimes I don’t know yet, but they don’t know when it comes to zokugo(slang/informal words) or some proverbs, while I’m already learn and knowing some of them first, due random pattern and nature of self learning.
Example above discovered when we talking some Japanese related topics randomly, when sometimes they gave me new knowledge, sometimes they also don’t understand what I’m taking about until I’m describe it.
I’m don’t ask directly because sometimes I’m feel inferior, so I’m refrain from asking material directly to them.
I wonder how studying material from student who taking Japanese course on university looks like? (what method their used, their books etc.)