Lou W shares his success story, where he reports that’s he’s feeling the effects of AJATT techniques after just two weeks. I’m as pleasantly shocked as he is 😛 1 . Don’t take my word for it. Listen to him 😉 :
I was a few chapters into my Minna No Nihongo advanced textbook and I showed to my native Japanese stretch-class friends while on the subway ride home. I take a weekly Japanese stretch class so that I have a chance for real Japanese practice and it is also really good for your body! I showed them the Unit Test at the end of the first few chapters…and they were getting the answers wrong.
I then calmly closed my textbook and I wished it well. That event essentially proved the most important pieces of your nonsense/brilliance were CORRECT. My Japanese friends know Japanese. Whatever that book was giving me was not of real use. I would have clung to those type of low-immersion, high-tedium Japanese-reminiscent language textbooks FOREVER if I didn’t actually find a few pure diamonds on your site.
Twp weeks of immersion and fun have pushed my Japanese speaking comfort level further than years of boring and unnatural textbooks and addiction to external valuations through test scores and other unnecessary benchmarks
I am writing you as I listen to the news in Japanese. By changing my iTunes language to Japanese, I was able to access the Japanese podcast section (which is free) and download 760 25-minute Japanese podcasts and I listen ALL. DAY. LONG. Even while reading Japanese manga. Not to mention that new podcasts come out every day (other than just news) so that things never get stale.
End result: After 2 weeks of your immersion (and 3 1/2 years of being unable to continue a Japanese conversation for more than 2 sentences), I bumped into a Japanese native who lives on my floor. I just moved here last month and my building is about 30% Japanese. So we started talking in the hallway in Japanese. After a few minutes, he asked me if I was married to a Japanese woman or if I had lived in Japan —
I almost pooped my pants! I was so da[r]n shocked!
Thank you, Khatzumoto.
~ Lou W
Has AJATT helped you? What’s your success story? Share. It will make us all smiley and happy. It may even keep a kid off drugs. Will it keep me off hookers and blow? No, but it might save that next kid. Share your success story. Save a life.
- Hyperbolic title? That one’s for free, baby *muah* 😛 . ↩