Hello all, I’m new! Just made it to level 4 and I think I’ve started to form a habit, so I’m likely here for the long haul. I had the opportunity to work in Tokyo for a month in January (fortunately, everyone in that office spoke English quite well), and while I was prepped to read kana and navigate basic questions while I was in Japan, I found myself wanting to be more prepared when I went back.
After five weeks there, I found that my passive listening of Japanese had modestly improved, but now that I’m home, I’m having a difficult time finding listening resources that aren’t, well, really advanced. Do I just keep watching shows or listening to podcasts while studying until it just starts to click? What worked best for you to get better at just automatically hearing and processing Japanese?