If you are participating in this challenge, please leave your July 21st (Final) update comment below, so we know your progress and how well you are doing. You can also use this comment to discuss strategy or ask for help.
After some recent feedback, I’ve decided to try a reboot of the “Challenge Series” that used to run on Jalup a few years back. If people are interested, every 3 months there will be a new challenge for you to attempt. Let’s get started…
Have you tried to navigate Japanese-Only World but either never got far or crashed and burned along the way? Maybe you don’t have the motivation. Maybe you don’t want to go at it alone. Or maybe you just need a good push.
It’s time to form the next group of adventurers, and triumph over a major milestone in your Japanese studying. With a reasonable but challenging time frame, we will reach for a grand win together.
Learn 1000 J-J cards in 3 months (Apr. 21st – July 21st)
Leave a comment below to this post by April 21st. Include your:
2. J-J Experience
3. Game Plan
4. Weapon of Choice
Ex. I’m Level 25, have already completed 500 J-J cards, and will study 2 hours every morning on my commute. I will use cards #500-1000 of Jalup Intermediate and #1-500 of Jalup Advanced.– Jalup Challenger
On May 21st and again on June 21st, come back to your original comment and leave a reply, each time with:
1. How many J-J cards you’ve done
2. Questions you might have
3. Struggles and discoveries
4. Any adjustments to your plan
On July 21st (or if you finish the challenge earlier), leave a final reply to your original comment, and include:
1. Whether you made it to the end (or if not, how far?)
2. Your completion date
3. A brief reflection on your journey
An Open Forum
Learning Japanese in Japanese is hard. Everyone joining this challenge is going through the same struggle as you are. Anywhere during these 3 months, feel free to leave comments discussing anything that troubles you or advice you need to hear.
Dan S. (Completed July 18th)
Hanne (Completed July 20th)
Michael (Completed May 28th)
Youkai Country (Completed July 3rd)
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.