Hello guys, this is my first post.
I have been lurking these forums, found by chance btw, for about 2 weeks.
I wanted to make this post to personally say a big thank you to ariariari and all the other people that posted here and in his past year N3 thread.
I currently live in Japan (Tokyo), and I studied Japanese for about 9 months from the first two Minna No Nihongo elementary level books. I have a decent to good vocabolary thanks to those lessons and because I live here in Japan, however my Japanese is a "broken Japanese", enough to survive, not enough to work with it.
While I have a decent job right now, I really want to improve my Japanese and eventually become fluent with it, so in the last 2 weeks I have been using all my free time for studying it.
I have to say that your threads were very, very motivational for me! I found a lot of new interesting ways of studying and while I'm still following my rules, I have to say that you encouraged me a LOT to get into this.
Everyday from my office I lurk your forums and modify my study program based on the things you guys do.
I even decided to do RTK, even though I already know a bunch of Kanji (I would say roughly 500 if not less), because I see how beneficial it is to learn to attach the "primitives" to build new characters and eventually remember them.
So, now, I want to tell you what's my study plan and where I am right now:
I decided to REVIEW completely the Minna no Nihongo two books, as it has been almost 2 years since I studied Japanese. This meant going though the annoying "the pen is on the table" part of the book, but it did let me pick some grammar rules I kinda forgot, even though they are very basic.
To make the review more useful, I've flashcarded all the Kanji that appears in the Minna No Nihongo books, adding them when I find them.
I flashcarded some of the grammar rules (at least the one I was not 100% sure of), but I'm not finding it very useful.
I'm studying in the traditional way, reading the lesson chapter, checking the grammar points, adding the unknown words as I go, drilling the grammar, reading the Kaiwa.
I started RTK yesterday and did the first 4 lessons (plan to add more tonight once I'm off the office), flashcarded them.
Take note that I'm not using premade decks due to lack of experience with them and due to me finding it more convenient to make my deck in Italian (being one).
And nice to meet you all
Edited: 2017-01-18, 2:51 am