To see my own progress and maybe give some tips, I will post here on how I learn Japanese during my exchange and what I find/found helpful, counterproductive and interesting. Hope you can enjoy and if you have any tips for me or other people ---> Send a message! or leave a comment below!
My studies were often not really structured. I tried to review content of the JSFS 2 book (see Before the Exchange), my hostmum gave me some kids' books to read and 2 workbooks from the AFS exchange organization, and I studied some Kanji with the Heisig book (see Before the Exchange).
But I think in my third week, I decided I wanted to study as if I would take the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N3 (middle level) in December. So I became more structured: My "schedule" now looks like this:
Nothing much has changed to how learned in September except for:
Goals for next month
I cannot recall well since I'm writing this at the end of December but I'll give it a shot.
Conclusion: I did not reach any goals except for reading the kids books; I should have tried harder.
I cannot tell apart how much everything changed from November to December, but I'll try and list the following.
Goals for January 2019 - YES, 2019!!!
February 28th, 2019
It'll be short and confusing because as I'm writing this it is already the last day of Feburary, but I'll do my best.
March 3rd, 2019
A little mixed with impressions of January but here it comes.
Goals for March 2019:
April 1st, 2019
What up, guys? Another update on my Japanese level, but as you can imagine, it's difficult to describe a development over one month. I can't directly compare my knowledge and stuff.
Goals for April 2019:
While I'm at it, I'll also add the following:
May 3rd, 2019
It's harder to tell how much I've improved and of course, there's not as much room as in the beginning. I don't feel like it's a huge difference to March.