Hello! I’ll try to explain my situation briefly
I’m transferring colleges at the end of the school year, and it’s looking like I’m going to transfer to a school without any Japanese program or classes. The college I’m at currently has JP classes, but no major or minor program. Having the classes twice a week for 2h30 gives me a lot of motivation to continue to study and eventually take the JLPT.
Going to a college without any JP classes has me worried that I will lose my motivation and get rusty, especially in regards to my speaking and listening. While I do a lot of study outside of class, I feel like having the class keeps me grounded and diligent.
What I am aiming to do is replace the time I would spend in class with a program like Italki instead. I’m considering spending 2 hour sessions twice a week to maintain the sort of situation I have going on at school.
For anyone that has done Italki or is doing Italki, what are your thoughts about it? What do you think about professional and community tutors? Has it been helpful for you? Why are you doing Italki?
Those are just some general questions, but really any advice or insight you could give about Italki/other programs would be much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this!