This semester's Japanese class was great. Although this class was a bit difficult at times, I'm glad I stayed in it. Learning the basics of Japanese was very beneficial for me. By reviewing basic Japanese grammar, I believe I've made my 'foundation' in Japanese a lot stronger. I initially thought that JAPN 101 would basically be a review class for me, but I've actually learned a lot this semester. Overall, the 10 o'clock section was a lot of fun-there were a lot of entertaining skits and kaiwa sessions.
The speech project was very beneficial. When practicing my speech: I was able to focus more on pronunciation and fluency. I'm also glad that we were allowed to use a few new words: it let me elaborate more on my topic. Peer reading/editing was also very helpful. Peer reading/ editing forced me to focus on sentence structure, vocab, and overall flow. and encouraged me to further challenge myself and my peers.