Back to Studying Japanese with smart.fmPublished on October 16th, 2009.
A few weeks ago I started studying Japanese again, this time by myself as I’m not a student of the University of Gothenburg anymore. Studying at a university was really good because the beginning is always the hardest part for me. I learned the basics and now I feel like I can continue on my own. During the year I was studying we finished Genki 1 and 2 (including the workbooks), Basic Kanji Book 1 and 2, a history book and a grammar book, besides all the other stuff that studying at a school involves. The first two Genki books are very much recommended for beginners.
Quitting after a year wasn’t originally my plan, when I first started the first course I planned to go to Japan as an exchange student, but I eventually realized that that wasn’t for me. I like to have the freedom of choosing what I want to study, even if that means it’ll take me longer to become fluent in Japanese.
I will be focusing on vocabulary and reading Kanji from now on as that’s what’s most useful and important to me. I’m currently reviewing the JLPT 4 vocabulary list as we didn’t study JLPT specific things at the university. I know most of the stuff in the list though, so it won’t take long to finish it. I’m also enrolled to Japanese for Techies as it has words that are useful to me as I’m kind of a geek. I won’t be adding any other lists before I’ve finished these but if you have any fun/useful lists to share please feel free to do so.
What lists are you currently studying?
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