Tomorrow I begin a 3 month intensive Japanese course. I’m not exactly looking forward to this. I have thought about doing it before but my travel schedule has made it almost impossible. This year, however, I have no plans to travel between now and New Year. It’s been nearly two years since I attended a Japanese class and I have forgotten so much. I had to attend a test on Saturday morning to determine which class I should enter. It was not a pleasant experience. The first half was a written test which highlighted just how much I had forgotten. I could read it, but I could not answer most of the questions. The speaking part was an exercise in frustration. Apart from one question I understood everything I was asked but I could barely form a coherent sentence in response.
The next few months are going to be challenging.