I lived in Japan for a year and 9 months. (From October 2011-June 2013)
To improve my speaking, and to pass the JLPT.
On my own I studied hiragana and katakana, as well as basic greetings.
Pretty much nothing.
I was glad there were many questions like we had practiced in class.
I thought, “No way!” I was so surprised. （＾▽＾）
I tried my hardest in class, speaking and listening. Studying every day is very important.
Listening practice was really helpful! It made the JLPT much easier. And the JLPT practice in class was helpful too.
I want to say thank you so much to all of my teachers! It was because of you that I could pass. I really enjoyed my time here! I will definitely come back to Japan so let's meet again! (^▽^)
Please come to Japan. You can learn much more quickly and enjoy learning.
I plan to study at university but I'm still deciding my major. For my Japanese, I want to make friends with Japanese people and other Japanese speaker's at a language cafe in Göteborg, Sweden.