This class was tough.
This class is a great one! I have definitely learned a lot about this language and often find myself thinking in Japanese. The professor makes sure we have access to the material lessons and always lets us know when we'll be tested. The only downside is that sometimes the explainations in the textbook are very difficult to decipher. What could be stated in a few sentences are spread to one and a half pages. Extensive studying is required to do well in this class.
The highlights were definitely when I could understand the movie clips, and every word of it! The speakers speak quickly, so it's quite an accomplishment when you realize you can understand.
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Advice for students:
Make sure to study what you don't understand. Don't get behind in memorizing vocab and the writing system.