I'm currently in my main exam year in school, and with the hordes of revision ( -_- ) that I've been doing recently I'm worried that my Japanese is going to slip!! I was wondering if anyone has been through a time where they haven't had much time to focus on learning the language and if you have any tips on how to keep it up?
Learning during exam season
November 1, 2012
November 2, 2012
I'm in the same situation as you are, as this school-year I'm going to graduate from high school. I also am going to sit the JLPT N3 exam this december, so yeah, it's really tough. I only manage to slip half an hour or so every day (monday -> friday) during the night (around 12-1 am) as some sort of a short revision before I go to sleep. It really helps as I don't forget the recently learned kanji and vocab. I have a bit more time during weekends when I manage to break some 1-2 hours of free time during which to practice (do lessons from here or read jp manga and books), although those too, only by the end of the day. Now the important thing is that I don't give up and even if it costs me some sleep, I still manage to exercise, even if only a bit. As for the lost sleep, I usually make up for it during fridays or during weekdays, when I have short 30 minute power-naps in order to be able to concentrate at what I do that day. Also try drink a lot of tea (with sugar), as it can boost your stamina a little, and also try to avoid the computer screen as much as possible, as it is extremely tiring (I'm a programmer and I'm saying this from my own experience). Most important of all: don't give up ! Well, hope this helps a little :D コッド
November 2, 2012
Thank you コッドさん! I'll try and power through ^^;; And good luck with your exams :D
November 3, 2012
Good luck to you too :) !