Yesterday I decided to start yet another project, Japanese for Everyone. The reason for doing this, is simply because there are some gaps, that need to be filled. This book seemed to be the best choice to cover what Genki didn’t. It is also a great way, to reinforce some of the basics, and to get a look at them from a different angle. I first thought I would do Minna no Nihongo, which makes sense, because everything is in Japanese. But then i opened up Japanese for Everyone, flipped through a little bit, and decided to go with that. This leaves Minna no Nihongo as sentence mining and vocabulary project, which i will do, whenever I find the time. I also want to mine the Japanese for Busy People books 1 to 3 and the workbooks. And there is also my current main project, which is An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese. As it is impossible to do it all at once, I have to make a schedule, or plan of action. And this is what I plan to do, and the approximate time i plan on finishing it.
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese. [Finish it before the End of July]
Japanese for Everyone [Finish it somewhere around the End of August]
Read Real Japanese [Finish it before July 15]
Start reading IQ84 [Scheduled to begin in September or October]
Start with Hiyaku An Intermediate Japanese Course [It is scheduled to arrive next month]
Start to write Blog articles in Japanese [It is about high time to do that … i feel ready for it … even though there will be not many things i can write about, it’s great practice. Even if i just write about the weather … i can rename my blog to My dream is to write the perfect weather forecast written in Japanese. *笑う*]
What I also do right now is reading and mining a PC-Game Demo website, that i found out about, some days ago. The texts are very short on this website. And i have the advantage, of having Japanese text as well as an English translation. Since this has been a hobby i had for a long time, playing PC games that is, i thought, why not? I’ll get more practice in reading, interpreting, and translation of Japanese text.
Now, back to the books, there is much work to be done.