Where the heck have you been?
As you can see I fell off track sometime last year and started up just recently. This time I'm going for consistency instead of progress so I won't have 500 Anki cards due for review like I do now. ( starting over
Are you still learning Japanese?
I recently found out the game I want to play is coming out in 2023(if) so I will be trying to make it to intermediate level by then so I can at least struggle through the game. So far, how do you feel about the materials you're using to Learn Japanese?Kodansha Kanji Learner's Course
... It's not fun coming back to things I started before...KLC is alright. I just want to learn how to write Kanji and learning the meaning of the Kanji is just a byproduct. I read online that I should learn the Kanji reading while learning the meaning but I don't want to. The book does provide the readings so I'll probably go over the book again if it's REALLY necessary.Michel Thomas Japanese
.. ah.. I feel like I'm learning Japanese?
Its teaching a bunch of grammar stuff which I assume is basic. I can't say how good the content is or anything because I haven't even picked up a Japanese language book yet. Although, I can say the female student talks in a breathless way which can be annoying sometimes.
The advanced course is kicking my butt because I mostly do small sections of the tracks days apart. It feels like they are introducing ten new concepts consecutively, then asking me to do one or two sentences on two of them, then moving on to something else completely one minute later, then two days down the road asking me to remember five of the ten new concepts.
But I 'm having fun.
Oh , I've been doing Hiragana and Katakana on the side. I've learned Hiragana (don't remember when) and am currently learning the H row of Katakana. I don't know why but I had an easier time remembering Hiragana than Katakana.
Of course, I'm learning how to write them too because I like writing.
...? I'm using Genki's self-study room to learn Hiragana and Katakana. I do a row a day whenever I remember and review with a user-made Memrise deck.Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
is the next book I going to be using, I peeked.
Is that all , really?
I watch Japanese news on YouTube, watch Japanese native Let's Plays on YouTube, set my games audio to Japanese and listen to Japanese music on my commute. Basically, anything that can be consumed in Japanese will be consumed except filling out forms and browsing the internet because I actually don't know Japanese. ( that one time I set my web browser language Japanese ☠ )I'm getting that game and eating it too
One last thing before I disappear for another half year, I will be doing Pimsleur Japanese
after MTJA. I thought I could finish KLC in time but that didn't happen so I'm continuing audio lessons to avoid more book work. My library has some lessons available and I'll use the app subscription to cover what they don't have. For my wallet sake, I hope I don't procrastinate.