Yeah, that was my problem. I was just in a mad dash to the finish. and i was blazing through at first, which is something i did with most of my training. The reason i didn’t get as much out of rosetta stone or pimsleur is because i was more focused on getting through it, then the actual learning aspect.
I hate that my apprentices are so freaking high, but I know that it’s high because i don’t know the words. When i take the time to really get to know them, they will go away. and even if something i thought i learned years ago i forget and it drops down to apprentice, that’s ok too. Just means i need to keep working on it until it’s really in my memory. Once i have them all down to the point where i can do 100+ in a 30 minute timeframe, and get my apprentices down as low as i can manage, then i’ll start the process again with a new batch. That’s the only way i’m going to get better.
now i just need to really dial in on my grammar and ACTUAL usage of the language, not just watching jdramas (which are few and far between anyways)