When I started to a RTK Anki deck some time ago, I decided to also start a real study log once I reach the halfway point. Currently I’m even further at around 1500 kanji cards. I can definitely see the usefulness over my previous approach. Though I didn’t learn any new vocab during that time, simply being able to look at a text and seeing more Kanji that I’m actually familiar with and have some sort of connection with is quite the confidence boost.
For the start I have a couple of goals I’m aiming for:
- Finish my college Japanese course (I’m about to finish the second of three courses)
- Volunteer at the local Japanese film festival near my hometown
- Do the JLPT N3(?) in summer next year (I’m not really sure at the moment which level I should aim for, so I’m aiming optimistically )
- Vacation/Travel and Work in Japan after my graduation next year
I have a rough outline of how I want to go about learning going forward. I will finish the rest of the RTK Deck (hopefully sometime around July) and have started with the Jalup Beginner Deck. I also really want to increase my immersion through more active listening (music, podcast, anime, etc.), more reading (I’ve got a whole lot of manga from BookWalker, so I’m probably starting with some slice of life, and school-life manga), and more exercises regarding grammar with the help of the Genki Book and Workbook which we are using for my Japanese course.
Current Study Status:
RTK Anki Deck: 1571 (of 2200), 852 Mature
Jalup: Beginner 240 (of 1000)
Genki: Chapter 10
- Min. 20 Jalup Cards per day
- 5 NHK Web Easy articles
- Review Genki Chapter 9 & 10
- Start Reading an easy Manga
- 70 Anki Cards of new Vocab/Grammar from my immersion