It feels good to have the test behind me. There is always that build up to the test and then it’s over. The N3 was a bit of a weird test to study for, but I made it. I’m sure you feel the same way about taking the test.
This time of year always makes me think about goals. In language learning, we need to set long and short term goals. Both are equally important for maintain motivation. Right after the test is the perfect time to take another look at those goals and make sure you are following them.
So, what is your long term goal? Some people study Japanese for travel, for business, or for just the adventure or challenge of it. Have you thought about why you are studying Japanese? Try to visualize your ultimate goal with the language. Where do you see yourself?
Personally, My goal is to pass the N1. I’ve been living in Japan now for 6 years and I think it is time I become fully fluent. Being fully fluent helps me to get through my day without having to have my hand held everywhere I go. I also want to raise my kids bilingually so I want to set a good example for them.
Action Steps –
1) What is your long term goal?