I mentioned earlier that I was dissatisfied with the way my Japanese was progressing when I took the JLPT N2 last month. After talking to Michele, I realized that I have completely neglected my spoken/written Japanese in order to prepare for the N2, which tests neither skill.
I considered my options seriously, and realized that if I want to work in Japan, just having N2 (if I pass it) isn’t enough.
I need better Japanese communication skills.
When I went to Yamasa in 2007, I got a huge boost to my language ability in just 2 weeks’ time. I’m hoping that 3 months can make for a massive turnaround. So I’ll be back in Okazaki in a few weeks’ time, soaking up as much knowledge as is humanly possible.
And trying not to use English.
I’m just a little bit nervous, but mostly excited. I want to get better!