Have you ever thought about studying and learning Japanese yourself? I am Vinicius Ayedo and in this article I will tell you some points to study alone.
Let's understand the situation. You started studying Japanese now, you don't know how to study on your own and that reflects in procrastination and frustration. Know that many people go through this and I have personally experienced difficult situations along this path. Let's put by topics:
1 - WHERE DO I START?
There is a lot of quality material available on the internet and for free, it is not difficult to choose a quality material or ask which one is good for beginners. Once you have access to didactic material that suits you, it's time to have it seen and studied completely, extracting all the information you can.
2 - OPS… THE STUDY WAS BORING:
This is normal at the beginning, I believe that to study long periods of time you need a “Resistance to learning” that initially does not match the excitement we have at the beginning of studies. That's why “today I study 3 am and morning 1 am”. You need to have a balance.
3 - ACQUIRING RESISTANCE:
It is only with time, but it can help to consume material you like. I acquired “resistance” with my favorite anime, I entered Japanese websites to watch the news without understanding almost anything.
We tend to consume more things we like, Japanese is no different. You need to like him to wake up and want to study more and more. Love the Japanese.
4 - YES YES NO I WANT TO STUDY, HELP ME:
It's great news not to have given up, time for plan B.
Let's make a schedule now, before planning the study routine, take the time to study quietly. On this day read, listen, study phrases and watch video lessons.
After that day, choose which activities were pleasurable for you along with the least fun. Okay, now you know what is the strong point in your study routine and what is the weak point.
5 - TIME TO “LET'S SEE”:
Just like in a game, distribute your skill points and from there put the activity you like most as the most important in your study routine and gradually the following ones to choose from. Just like in a game again, you will be stronger in one thing, and weaker in another, but in time you will be able to find balance.
6 - NOW I HAVE A SCHEDULE:
Calm there that is not over yet, you need to have a good time to study or your schedule will not be worth anything, it is very important that you study in only 1 time only and do not divide it into parts of the day as it may happen to be motivated now but not afterwards or some unexpected appointment. What is the best time for you?
7 - ARE YOU VERY EXCITED? CAUTION!
The excitement generates expectations, and for those who study Japanese, they know that the process is very slow. Studying Japanese is like climbing a mountain, you need to be calm, patient and careful.
It's good to go head on and have a definite goal, but expecting that you already speak Japanese in 3 months or 1 year is a serious mistake that many make and end up giving up. Japanese is not difficult, just knowing how to study.
8 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT:
Self-discipline is indispensable!
Knowing that you have a commitment and making it at a certain time of day is not an easy thing even if you seem to, you need to train your focus and know the obligations you have. Unfortunately it is not on YouTube video or on the internet, because the maturity to study is only you can have with yourself.
9 - SET A GOAL:
The final goal is something that moves us, and it is of the most varied types, to be fluent, to watch anime, to interact with Japanese women (laughs). The goal is something that will make you wake up early and know that if you don't study you won't be able to achieve what you want. So before you know WHAT to study, before you know HOW to study, setting a goal is the key to staying on track.
10 - MAKE FRIENDS, CHALLENGE YOURSELF:
Having a rivalry in Japanese is very healthy as it will make participants always want to improve. Make friends who study Japanese and talk, interact, create bonds because learning the language is learning culture and the ultimate goal is to communicate.
Still, not having friends or people to communicate in Japanese is no excuse for not studying. The goal comes first.
FINAL - EXCUSES FOR NOT STUDYING:
"- I have no time."
"- I learn slowly."
"- The" guy "is better than me."
"- I’m too lazy!"
I’m going to talk here about self-deception, people who want to, who find themselves doing something in the future, going somewhere but not making the least effort to study and dedicate themselves ... 1,000 excuses, but they won’t make it.
Wanting to learn Japanese, learning Japanese means giving up time, energy and often fun.
The time you could be playing video games, the time you could be hanging out with friends, the time you could be sleeping are you studying. This mainly happens with those who do not plan their time, anyone can arrange 1 hour or 30 minutes of free time, but few are willing to use this time to study.
This is self-deception, the person saying he wants to do it but does not do it.
If you really want to study Japanese mainly on your own, I hope this post is useful. Good studies and see.