When Chika Sensei explained to me how my intonation sounds to native speakers, I was pretty shocked!
When I receive feedback that helps me pinpoint where I’m going wrong with my speaking, it really highlights to me the importance of receiving correction. Taking part in interactive activities with the teacher encourages me to keep going. Somehow it makes me feel like she is always there waiting for my work (because she replies by voice message), and that makes it harder to skip the work!
So, that has made it much easier to keep up with the lessons and I feel like my conversation skills have improved.