Pretty much a complete newbie here. Glad to finally be at level 10, although I wish it had come faster (taking a week off for a family trip didn’t help!).
I’ve very much appreciated this amazing tool for learning Japanese, and this community as well. Thank you!
A few questions/notes:
I’ve noticed that the vocab lessons can really stack up, even while keeping my apprentice queue at about 100. When I hit 10, my vocab alone before doing any kanji or radicals was at over 150 lessons. I really want to learn all of the vocab I can, so I decided to pause on the level progression until I can get caught up on my vocab lessons.
How many items do you have to keep in your apprentice level to keep up with vocab lessons? Does this keep getting worse? I always do all of my reviews at least 2 times each day. It’s not the fastest, but with how crazy my life is, it’s what works for me. I’ve come to peace with the fact that I won’t finish as fast as possible, but hopefully still under the 2 year mark.
I understand that WK is going to keep getting harder, which is OK with me. If I keep my apprentice queue at about 100, always doing reviews, radicals, and kanji as soon as they pop up (at least 2x daily), will I be able to maintain my current pace, or will other factors slow me down (more lessons/level, higher difficulty, etc)
Outside of speaking, what are the best resources that have helped you practice your Japanese at low levels? I am regularly working through grammar using books and the web, but most manga etc that I’ve found are still very slow going. I just started learning this year, it’s not going as fast as I’d like, but I can get by OK in conversation. I’m hoping to pass the N5 JLPT in December, but I don’t think it’s looking good at this point
Thanks for the assistance.