Do you study
Japanese for traveling, business, making Japanese friends, or reading?
What kind of situations would you like to use the Japanese language for ? Even if your purpose is reading, would you like to read literature, modern novels or comic books like manga ?
I make a lesson plan for each student and I ask this question at the beginning. I help my students to choose their textbooks when they ask me. I also like putting aside the textbook or using different materials. I would like to be as flexible as possible, and I really need to know your goals.
If you are thinking about learning Japanese, please try to think about specific situations you want to use Japanese language. This is very important information to share with your teacher.