I’ve been getting more serious about making intelligent decisions on how I spend my study time. To that end I’ve decided to start writing down my tentative lesson plan as a way of formalizing my plans which will hopefully lead to better decisions.
I’ve pretty much given up on the idea of proceeding further with core. Instead, I am going to be focusing on learning only the words used in a particular work and then reading, watching, or listening to the work until I it is well understood. I’ve decided to start with japanesepod101 dialogs because transcripts in english and japanese exist, vocabulary lists also exist for each season and I can listen in my car. Ideally longer, well written stories would be better but I don’t feel like taking time to search and cobble together transcripts in 2 languages and create vocabulary lists. Jpod101 dialogs will do just fine. Additionally, there are levels all the way up to advanced material, so they are a bit like graded readers with audio. The listening in my car part is important because it’s time that would be wasted, so it’s extra study time I wouldn’t otherwise have.
Before I do all that, I want to finally finish RTK and then proceed to start learning unknown vocab from jpod101 beginner season 1 and so on. Mastering each season until proceeding to the next until it becomes too easy and I’ll move up to intermediate level. Concurrently to this, I want to learn all of the vocabulary in a few songs that I can listen to for listening practice. I’d also like to pre-learn the vocab used in a movie and then watch the movie until I can follow along easily. I’ll use subs2srs if I need help with longer sentences.
I’m still not sure, but I might study for the JLPT N3 test in december time and enthusiasm permitting.
|Exercise||Cards*||Cumulative Cards*||Finish by*|
|add rtk leeches||440|
|rtk lookalikes deck||620|
|jpod101 beginner s1 vocabulary||400||1020||may 7|
|song vocabulary + srs + listen||100||1120||may 17|
|perfect groups||400||1520||june 26|
|anime vocabulary + watch||400||1920||aug 5|
* Card counts are approximate which makes finish by dates approximate as well.