Few months ago I had an interview and test in Japanese but there wasn't much time to study. So I decided to create some mind maps over few topics that would probably be asked in the interview. I thought the result was good, but it could be improved.
With that in mind, I was wondering if there were more people studing language this way. If so, it would be interesting to exchange some ideas and improve on this path.
For example, since I'm studing Japanese, my mind map was full of kanji words that I wasn't very good reading. For the interview, it was unnecessary. I could have written all in hiragana to gain time and spread more the branches of the map. For the written test, the problem was the topics I had chosen. Next time would be better making maps for specific objectives considering what subjects will be used on the situation, not trying to do all at once.
So... what do you think? For those who never tried before, I think it would be a good experience.
Yes! I think that for vocabulary it's a good way! But not only that. When I am learning a new language, it's hard to keep the conversation going on and I always feels unsure about changing the subject because I might stop on the first sentence. Having some map minds ready might be usefull on these situations.
Another way is how to ask about something. Ask about time, counting, spelling, directions... When in doubt, it'll trigger that map in your head and give you an idea of how to ask something... things like this I am looking for..
Great way to build vocabulary