to keep my motivation high, I am thinking about learning for the JLPT N4 in December - would you say it is a realistic aim with around 2 hours of daily learning?
So here is my journey so far:
First visited Japan in 2015. I was sitting in an onsen under starlight in a place close to Nagano when some women with a little towel on their heads tried to start a conversation with me. All I was able to say was “Arigatou gozaimasu” and “Hai” and I decided in this moment that I definitely need to learn Japanese! (Fun Fact: The women were able to sing “Freude Schöner Götterfunken” which is a famous german song they’ve learned at school. They just knew it by heart - how amazing is this?)
I learned the Kana still during my time in Japan. Back in my job, I started a class once a week which I stopped short time later due to my stressful job - I didn’t take the time to practice.
Two years passed until I started again, this time with a twice a week class which I really liked! I learned for one year with Marugoto, but without practicing outside the lessons - it was ok, but I didn’t learn too much.
Then I started a new job and I worked more than 80 hours during the last year - definitely no time to learn Japanese. I am about to quit this job and really want to continue my Japanese learning journey.
So here is my plan:
- All Reviews and Lessons in WaniKani
- Repeat everything in KaniWani
- Go through ANKI decks
- Add three new rules in BunPro https://www.bunpro.jp
- Follow marugoto - minato Online Course / go through one chapter per week (Rikai & Katsudo)
- Add new vocabulary to ANKI
What is missing: free writing, conversation
I am going to spend some time in Japan in March and April this year, does anyone have recommendations on how to find language partners in Japan while I am there?
Thank you so much in advance!