Alrighty, so I’m trying to get back in the game after a looooooong hiatus.
In 2012, I was probably around N3 level (this is a guess, since I never took the test) and I know I’ve slid a lot since then. I’m hoping to pass the N3 next year (2020). I know that seems like a rather long time from now, but my second kid is due in October, so December 2019 is out of the question. (Speaking of, are there any other parents/family types on here with any study tips…maybe this is another thread, but most of the advice I see from people suggests that learning Japanese is a young, single man’s game.)
I finished RTK once long ago, so I’ve just started going through that again. In addition, I’ve got a deck of about 7000 common words that I’m plowing through. For both of these I’ve set the leech count low and the initial easy interval to 3 months. Reason being, I’m really just trying to get through them as quickly as possible since I already know a significant amount of the info and don’t want to get bogged down with known cards. And, since I don’t particularly care about any specific card, a low leech count means anything that’s giving me trouble will just get pushed out of the way.
In parallel, I’ve got a ton of study material that I picked up back when I was one of the aforementioned single, young men that I’ve never gone through. These include:
日本語総まとめN3 (the whole set)
シャドーイング 日本語を話そう 中～上級編
Living Japanese: Diversity in Language and Lifestyles
Read Real Japanese: Essays
Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text
A few novels and some manga
Not sure what to do with all of that yet…but I’ll formulate some kind of plan!