So what have I been up to in these last couple of weeks? Well, I’ve been studying a lot of Japanese and here is what I’ve done.
I’ve been concentrating in using as much of the vocabulary I’m learning in the last couple of weeks. And that’s a key point. I (and I actually believe that everyone does) need to review the same things over and over again and after a while from time to time. What I find challenging is that by only doing writing exercises I get bored easily. My mind is very challenging and it never stops asking, questioning or wondering so I’ve been thinking in strategies for my language learning approach. For example one of the ideas I’ve came across is recording myself talking in Japanese, as I was talking to another person, and watching not only my vocabulary but also my tone, body language, etc.
In the next couple of weeks I would like to start having 1 on 1 conversations with another native speaker so that I am talking with a native at least 2 hours a week.
I have almost finished the Pimsleur Learn Japanese I series and hope to start series II after that. I’ve been also wondering about getting a text book and have been recommended Genki. And here is where I need your help. This text book is really expensive and I want to make sure it’s worth the money. So, have you ever used Genki text books? Would you recommend it? Any specific advice? Let me know in the comments.
Hope you’re keeping up with your language learning!