I kinda forgot to update this log over the past half year ^^'
Let's do this.
I didn’t really get anywhere with my goals in 2017, I was too busy. The only one I managed to reach was my manga goal in Japanese: 56 out of 50 volumes. I managed to read 26 out of 50 books; which is more than usual. This one still makes me pretty happy considering I didn’t finish a single book after June. Despite this my production skills in Japanese have improved a ridiculous amount. I no longer have any trouble spending whole days in just Japanese.
I took the JLPT N1 in December which I might or might not have passed. When I compared the answers I remembered with the ones posted online it seemed like I’d pass, but I’ll only know for sure when the results are posted in a couple of weeks. I really hope this is a pass so I don’t have to bother with it anymore.
I was focussing more on real life since July and language learning kind of fell in between the cracks. Sitting the JLPT made me realize that it’s such a waste to not do any language learning at all. I had a feeling I could better, that I can still make progress when I do a little every day. So that’s what I ended up doing. I caught up with all the ‘easy’ cards in Anki and suspended all the rest. I’ve been unsuspending cards daily whenever my schedule allows me to. I’ve been mostly caught up and can review Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin in about 20 minutes. This is something I should be able to keep up daily even when I’m busy.
I was thinking about my long-term goals too, but seeing how I didn’t make any of them except one in 2017 I figured I should focus on short-term goals instead. Every week I’ll just have one goal in every language, and not anything more. It should be something I can do without having to change my schedule drastically; like reading 10-20 pages of a book, watching an episode of a show, learning 20 new words, etc. I’ve added Mandarin back to the list of languages I’m studying as well, I just can’t seem to give this one a break. ^^’
I’m sure I’ve forgotten to mention some things, but I’ll keep it at this for now. It’s gotten way too long already haha.
I’ve also gone back to my old way of tracking activities for a lack of a better alternative.Week 1 update:Goals (~4.8h):
JP: Read 10 book pages (30min) KR: Review 1 chapter of できる韓国語１ (20min) ZH: Read 3 chapters of The Secret garden (1.5h) JP/KR/ZH: Keep up Anki streak (~2.5h)
End of week 1 Anki stats:
JP MATURE: 10992 (+103)
JP YOUNG: 264 (+34)
KR MATURE: 1954 (+361)
KR YOUNG: 59 (+10)
ZH MATURE: 2169 (+311)
ZH YOUNG: 194 (+39)
TOTAL MATURE: 15115 (+775)
TOTAL YOUNG: 517 (+83)
Stats for 2018#01: Goals for week 2 (5.3h):
- JP: Read 20 book pages (1h)
- KR: Review 1 chapter of できる韓国語１ (20min)
- ZH: Read 3 chapters of The Secret garden (1.5h)
- JP/KR/ZH: Keep up Anki streak (~2.5h)