When I decided to start preparing for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test this year, for the first time, I had a sense of direction while studying Japanese. I tried to come up with short-term goals on my own, but I struggled to set concrete, realistic expectations of myself. I often found myself racing to fluency, rather than being honest with myself about the work it takes to truly excel in a second language on my own. Continue reading “Language Goals After The JLPT”
I did it! 8 days ago, I finally took the JLPT for the first time!
Where did I take the exam?
Where I live, there’s no nearby testing center to take the JLPT, so I decided to travel to Washington, D.C. to take it. The weather was very cold and damp, but I’m just grateful that there wasn’t any snow.
How long did I prepare for the exam? What did I study?
Leading up to taking the JLPT, I began studying Continue reading “My Experience Taking The JLPT”
I registered for the JLPT! (yay!) I have been studying for it! (yay) I am aware that I will not pass! (…yay…??)
I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I have officially registered to take the JLPT in December of this year. That means that, as of the day that I am writing this post, I have 78 days left to prepare. Continue reading “It’s official!”
It’s that time again…! Not.. that I’ve set a specific time for posting progress reports. I probably should though. Continue reading “Progress Report #4”
August is here! And I *think* my Japanese has gotten better since the summer started. Continue reading “Progress Report #3”
“Do you watch anime?” There are about 5 common questions that I am asked when someone finds out that I speak Japanese. This one would be #2. Continue reading “The Goofy Reason Why I Don’t Like Anime”