In my previous post, I have written how I am planning on studying Japanese, at least for this month. With regular listening and memrise practice to better attune myself. This is a short update on some specific diversions and things I did in the 2nd and 3rd week to be supplemented in the template. Continue reading “Week 2-3: Following the template”
A delayed post. Sorry. But the first week and the following days were a bit hectic due to new year celebrations and related household issues. My family doesn’t do any special celebrations but I have this personal routine of making the first day as a template of how I would like to spend the other 364 days of the year. This year the day was supposed to reflect the goals and habits including those of language learning. Continue reading “Week 1: The Template”
The end of the previous year had been hectic but that business has helped clear out the path for a new year. In this post, I will list out my study goals and plan to achieve those goals. Continue reading “Plan No. Two Zero One Nine”
The next week will be the last week before the December JLPT occurs. I am not taking the test myself but because I follow the Japanese learning communities, I am coming across so many related posts on preparation strategy for passing the test. This has made me think about how my own past preparations have been done and how I should improve them. Continue reading “JLPT Targeted Tips”
After a certain level of language acquisition (upper intermediate) depending on how comfortable you are with the painstaking process of looking up words and their meaning, reading is a great way of acquiring new vocabulary organically and with its context-specific nuances. It is also a beginner’s desperate act where the materials that have fascinated you into jumping into the language learning journey are much more complicated than your language repertoire. No matter what stage, the first few months of getting into the reading habit of your second or third target language is a masochistic activity.
The results of the July JLPT N2 (did not pass) were more dampening for my learning spirit than I expected. The results were also announced close to the deadline for submission of December JLPT. Before the announcement, I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to take the test but I was also open to the possibility of retaking it in case I failed. However, the reality is always different than one’s expectation. Continue reading “Monthly Update: When September Ends”
The results are out for JLPT N2 July 2018 and it is with bittersweet agony, I announce that I have failed the level by 2 points(22/25/41). The positive take from this is that at least I have moved ahead from … Continue reading JLPT N2: Not through.