Do you think I could go from N5 to N3 in a year? I have family commitments (young children) but I do live in Japan.
I’m taking classes right now Tuesday-Friday 2 hours a day until Mid march when the term ends. That will be the end of 初級 2 class and after a recent thread I started, i’ve decided to take the intermediate class beginning in April. Unfortunately that class is only twice a week, 2 hours each class meaning my study hours will decrease. I’ll probably add in a private tutor once per week and perhaps negotiate a 2 hour block with my husband for self study outside the home (perhaps in a cafe) to take me up to the 8 hour mark. I’ll then likely do an hour per day day on my apps (WK, KW, memrise and bunpro) and then perhaps an hour a week reading for bookclub. That takes me to around 16 hours study a week, though that will be significantly leas during holidays such as the long summer break.
I’m pushing myself (or rather my husband is pushing me) to try take the N4 in July (I’ve learnt almost all the grammar but have forgotten a lot so definitely need to revise) but I do need to learn more Kanji and vocab for that test.
Do you think I can manage to push ahead and take N3 in December? Has anyone else managed N4-N3 in 6 months? Or am I better giving it a year?