New Routine

Tomorrow I begin a 3 month intensive Japanese course.  I’m not exactly looking forward to this.  I have thought about doing it before but my travel schedule has made it almost impossible.  This year, however, I have no plans to travel between now and New Year.  It’s been nearly two years since I attended a Japanese class and I have forgotten so much.  I had to attend a test on Saturday morning to determine which class I should enter.  It was not a pleasant experience. The first half was a written test which highlighted just how much I had forgotten.  I could read it, but I could not answer most of the questions.  The speaking part was an exercise in frustration.  Apart from one question I understood everything I was asked but I could barely form a coherent sentence in response.

The next few months are going to be challenging.


4 Responses to “New Routine”

  1. Norwin Says:

    How intense is intensive?

  2. Alan in Belfast Says:

    Best of luck!

  3. karen Says:

    It’s every week day which makes it 50 days of lessons. Every day has a test, every night there is homework, and every Friday there is a bigger test that covers all the work done that week. There are also exams at the end.

    It’s quite tiring. Every lesson is conducted in Japanese and no English is allowed in the classroom.

  4. Norwin Says:

    Yep, that is pretty intense!