AJATT SilverSpoon is a new program that was recently released by Khatzumoto over at All Japanese All The Time (AJATT). The program is designed to take you from being a noob at Japanese to Japanese fluency in exactly 595 days. Obviously, if you meet your goal before that date, all the more power to you!
I’ve Signed Up!
For me, AJATT has always been a critical foundation of my Japanese studies. It gave me a different idea/approach to look at Japanese from. Hell, it gave me a different perspective on life in general. When AJATT Plus first came out, I signed up for it simply to promote and pay due to a blog that had taught me so much. While AJATT Plus is simply an *extension* to AJATT, I find it still worth it (and am still currently subscribed). So when AJATT put out the details on SilverSpoon, it definitely got me excited. When someone does something great (like creating AJATT), you become immediately interested in other things they produce, based on their history.
So what exactly IS SilverSpoon?
Well, I don’t want to just give it all away as it’s not my place to do so, but first off head over here and check out what Khatz posted about it himself. I’ll go ahead and give you things from my point of view though.
Basically, it’s title is exactly what the product is. Khatzumoto puts a post out each day, telling you exactly what you need to do. By exact, I don’t mean that literally. For instance, the first section of his program is laid out to be all about getting an immersion environment set up. So, he’ll put up a link to a podcast and tell you to just download/stream it. He’ll mention to stop a few times a day, sit back, listen, and just let the language soak in. If a program (piece of software) is required, then he’ll suggest what to use as well.
It’s only been a few days into the program, so I can only tell you what I know so far, but eventually he will be going on to the Kanji + Kana, and then onto sentences, etc. It’s everything Khatz has always taught. However, he is there to tell you to do it each and every day. Currently I’m signed up for the $2.50 a day to give it a shot, and for me it’s worth every penny. Too many times I have lost focus, pushed myself too hard, or just simply slacked off. With the SilverSpoon program, I actually let Khatz do the worrying for me. I trust his judgment, but I also can see exactly where he is coming from and why he tells us to do the things he does.
So far I’m pleasantly enjoying the way things are going. I see myself continuing through this program for the long haul, even if I happen to reach my fluency date faster (or slower) than what Khatz predicts (the 595 days). I’ll be consistently blogging about my journey to Japanese fluency, and so I’m sure you’ll hear plenty more about what I think of the AJATT SilverSpoon program, both good or bad!
Feel free to leave comments and questions about AJATT SilverSpoon or anything else!