Yeah its kind of sad but in a way Im glad its ending at this time. I have been booked for quite a few jobs and I need as much time to sleep in the morning and rest as possible to recover.
I’ve only been going to this school for a month and doing the morning classes only. At first it was kind of rough because I was in the wrong level. The gap between levels is really huge but I decided to go down a level and review the things I
may have absolutely forgotten than waste my time in a class where I cant understand a single thing going on.
If I had the extra time to study then maybe I would have stuck with the harder class a little longer but most of the other students do the afternoon session as well plus they study when they get home. Something that I really haven’t had time for in the past 5 weeks. (And I’ll get to announcing why I have been so busy this Wednesday~teehee)
Has the current class been helpful? Well in some ways yes. The class is really close to the end of Mina No Nihongo 1, a book I had never fully used before. But now I have a better understanding of how it works and many of the things covered in it I also learned in Genki 1 years ago. So the review is really helpful.
Last week the teacher asked each of us how often we study. Some students said 1-2hrs on their own time. I honestly said none because thats just it. Every time I finish class I rush home to eat and take a short nap (to save my voice) and then rush to work. Then I come home kind of late and have to cook and clean. Its been this cycle.
I realised that wow… maybe if I actually did apply myself, I would be much better at Japanese. Sure I speak to my boyfriend but other than him, I have no other reason to use it. My entire environment is in English. These past weeks of 3 hr classes every weekday have recharged my brain into reading Japanese again. I can’t say much for my speaking though I honestly don’t think its gotten any better but my reading and writing have a little.
This school is very affordable but I’m wondering if I should do the 3 month course starting mid February. It would be in preparation for the JLPT in July
that I keep missing/avoiding. I liked the fact that going to class has really motivated me because this full on self study thing just isn’t for everyone. However, with the way that my schedule for next year is looking I have no idea if its possible to fully commit to 3 months… maybe I should just do month by month.. or save my money?