Hello Michael and Kazue
I cannot believe it is a year ago since I went on the course, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
As you know I was seriously considering learning some Japanese but to be frank I have not done anything about it. It is simply a factor of time, or lack of it (working full time, 2 small children, other hobbies etc which commit me during the week......). It is definately on the list for the future though.
I did get alot out of the course particularly in the "being a woman in Japan" aspect and I have found that my self-confidence has increase considerably. My training file stays with me and I dip into it before every trip. My chop stick skills remain as abismal as ever though.
Thank you again.