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Happy New Year!
I do not have New Year goals for the past few years as my life is “evolving” fast with an infant quickly turns toddler. Now that my toddler is going to school, I want to set a New Year goal for 2018.
The goal is…
… to pass JLPT N4 examination.
Some readers might have known that I have been learning Japanese. But you might not know that I have failed JLPT examination few years back. I felt discouraged, though I had expected the results because I was doing insufficient self-studying. No classroom learning during that time because the job needed travelling and there was no teacher teaching my level (somewhere between beginner and intermediate).
To make the goal a success, I am making it SMART.
Specific — To pass JLPT N4 examination. I will be self-studying, thus the first step is to get some JLPT N4 books.
Measurable — Results slip will be received. I will know whether I achieve the goal or not.
Achievable — I had failed by a few marks for the previous test. Thus, aiming for a pass is achievable if I can allocate more time for learning.
Results-based — After passing JLPT N4, I will plan a trip to Japan. I find out that I have only been to countries where I know the language. It is because I have phobia of being in an environment where I do not understand a word any person speaks.
Time-bound — The examination is on December. I have sufficient time for preparation.
Steps for achieving the goal
- To get JLPT N4 books with CD
- Update what I have learnt on Duolingo onto my blog
- Target learning hours per day: one hour from Mondays to Fridays
Wish me luck!
What is your new year goal? I wish you all the best for whatever goals that you want to achieve in 2018.
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