Hi everyone! In about two days, I’ll be heading to Kobe to start language school for about a year and a half. Before now, I spent three years teaching English and self-studying in Hokkaido, but I’d say my ability is around upper intermediate (I passed the N3 pretty easily). It’s funny that I’ve made it this far and yet I’m still incredibly nervous that I won’t succeed.
For anyone else that spent a long time intensively focused on studying Japanese—at university, a language school, or any other intensive program—what’s the one thing you wish you knew or habit you wish you’d have made from the very beginning?
If anyone else has started a similar study, let us know what you think and how it’s going! Hopefully we can help each other along the way!