Progress Report 6/10/14
This will be a short update of my progression into the Japanese language. Here is the screenshot of the first test I took on JA Sensei. I took this test today after completing the Hiragana section of Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners by Timothy G. Stout.
The JA Sensei application allows you to set many different ways to test your knowledge of Hiragana and Katakana. For this initial test I used the settings shown here. I tested my knowledge of seeing the Hiragana character and matching it to the Romaji equivalent. This test was to give me a baseline of where my knowledge is and what characters I needed to focus my studies on. I will be trying the other testing options in the near future. From this test I see my knowledge of the basic hiragana is complete. The areas that I need to work more on include: Combined characters, TenTen and Maru modified characters.
Here are a few examples:
- Ki = き＋Ya = や －＞ きゃ = Kya
- Ha = は ー＞ ば = Ba
- Ha = は ー＞ ぱ = Pa
This week my goal will to be able to get a 100% in all Hiragana test modes (matching, writing, and listening) on the “hard” setting. To achieve this goal, I will be reading the section of the book that covers these characters again. I will continue to practice writing all the characters at least 5 times. Lastly, I will be using JA Sensei to listen to the character pronunciation and try to mimic it at least 5 times. I will update you all next week with my results and plans to continue my learning.