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アダム
Asked 3 years ago

Hey, so as I am a student and don't get an awful lot of money (£120 per month ish) how long would it take me on average to complete the beginner and advanced courses, and how much would it cost in total to pay for the site for how long I need to use the lessons (unless I can afford to continue, of course.) 

I know you obviously can't give me exact numbers, as everyone learns at their own pace, but something approximate would be nice ^_^

I can't say what the average is but i took my subscription in May and i'm at 95% of the beginner level. But I don't know if i'm slow or fast =)

beugzbee
Commented 3 years ago

I reset my account in May and finished the Beginner level about 2 weeks before the JLPT on 12/4. However, I had a short furlough from my job and ended up accelerating my learning pace quite a bit during that time, doing 1-2 lessons per day for about 3 weeks. In response to your comment below regarding speaking/listening, for me, both of those are very poor and I think you will need to supplement in order to improve those. Nihongomaster is awesome as a grammar learning resource and it is my primary source for that only.

cjones666
Commented 3 years ago

Oh, I also should add that during that entire time I was religious about doing my drills everyday, so I was spending at LEAST 20 min./day just on Nihongomaster.

cjones666
Commented 3 years ago

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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Hello! That is a very tough question indeed! Some of our students go through multiple lessons every day. Other students just come on for a few minutes a day or even just a few times a week. To get the most out of your money, it's been to able to devote at least 30 minutes - 1 hr each day. At a minimum, we recommend 20 minutes a day. 

That being said, some learners will still complete more in that time than others. I would love to hear from other members how long it has taken them to complete the beginner or advanced sections! 

Taylor A.
Answered 3 years ago

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Hi there.

I counted the number of lessons in the beginner course. It's around 125 lessons in total.

So assuming you study a lesson every day religiously, you'll finish the beginner course in around 5 months.

 

If you take some saturdays and sundays off from studying, you'll finish it in around 6 months.

Jan
Answered 3 years ago

Thank you kind sir :) Also, have you completed the beginner course? If so what would you say your knowledge of Japanese is now? For example would you be able to live there and converse without problem? Or would you still have trouble understanding people; Of course, the question is open to anyone :)

アダム
Commented 3 years ago

^^Kind sir or miss, I'm not sure :P I automatically said 'Sir' sorry ^_^

アダム
Commented 3 years ago

Oh, don't worry about my gender, you were right the first time

Jan
Commented 3 years ago

I'm 46 lessons into beginner class, right now I'd say that conversing with a local at my level would be a bit hard. Most I can probably do right now is converse in online chats.

Jan
Commented 3 years ago

Conversation/oral comprehension is a completely different field to what's taught on here (grammar/vocabulary/kanji), that takes at least six months in a native environment to get the hang of and that's studying religiously ever day. I'm N3 and can manage well enough in everyday conversation but moving on to more technical language (politics, areas of personal interest) and knowing when to properly use keigo the learning curve is considerably steeper. That's a very broad question with a very complex answer.

番長
Commented 3 years ago

I see.. So NihongoMaster is good for writing skills, but not so much for conversational skills? Are there any recomendations you can give to improve conversational skills along Nihongomaster's reading/writing skills?

アダム
Commented 3 years ago