I am pretty much convinced I want to try having regular long Japanese conversations to keep progressing. I wanted to drop a line here to solicit tips on how to make the sessions as effective as possible.
I am going to try with italki. Part of me wants to pay a premium for teppei sensei from nihongo con teppei. But realistically I would be able to do way more sessions with someone if I pick a cheap native speaker instead, so that’s my current plan. I am thinking once a week for thirty minutes, see how it goes and adjust from there. Though that feels light.
- is italki the way to go?
- any tips on how to make the most of a session?
- tips on how to come up with topics to discuss?
- All Japanese? When if ever can you use english
- when should I ask for corrections and how to learn from them?
- how to find the right tutor (current plan is go cheap since Im not looking for lessons, just a native speaker)
- anything else I’m not thinking of?
Almost to the three year mark. My learned deck is over 8000 and slowly growing. I immerse about 1-2 hrs a day on top of cards. I use hello talk daily using mainly spoken dictation to chat and do daily diary posts the same way.
My main goal now is to just get more confidence in conversations and keep getting more and more words from the “recognize when I see it” bucket to the “can use it in conversation” bucket.