I’m the odd ball in our Intermediate Japanese class. Though I “passed” my beginner Japanese class, I consider myself as a beginner. Can you just imagine how I feel sitting among intermediate learners and still can’t read anything Japanese on our first week? I also ALWAYS have mistakes when answering class recitation – a big proof that I do not understand a thing. I even greeted everyone with おはよう ございます during a group presentation despite the blazing heat of the afternoon sun (because I thought it works the same way as 안녕하세요 OTL). I nudge my seatmate for correct answers when there’s a class recitation. I leave my quizzes blanks. And can’t even check my seatmate’s quizzes properly.
I was like that for the past 4 weeks. I dread our class not because I hate it, but because I feel so stressed.
But now I’m excited to go to class because I have prepared well. I may not still know a lot of things, and may still fail my quizzes ㅠㅠ but I think I will not be so lost anymore now that I can read Hiragana (at least) and have learned all the grammar points we have discussed, we are discussing, and will be discussing.
I feel more confident now that I have gone over our entire textbook.
In our class, we have quizzes everyday and we have what we call a “5-quiz Combo”. We can get extra points if we get perfect scores for five consecutive quizzes. At first I thought, “Never mind! That is something impossible for me to achieve”. But now I’m actually up for the challenge :)! I’ll try my best to get at least one “quiz combo”. 頑張る!