Did anyone say ' livemocha.com ' yet?
Do you think it would be easier learning how to speak a language before learning how to write it, or would it be easier learning it all at the same time?
I think it would be best to learn it all in the same time but I think learning how to speak it would be faster than learning how to read and write.
Yeah I think it would be best to learn everything at once, but I think it might be easier to pick up on writing like hirigana once you have a better understanding of the language and are able to speak it more or less fluently.
In any case, the best way to learn a language isn't through programs, but to go to the country where they speak it and immerse yourself in it without any help from your language. Because then you'll be forced to learn it, or you will die of starvation!
Learning to read/write will make you learn how to speak as well, and it's better because then if you visit that country you wont have problems at all in communicating with other people or reading signs and stuff.
How I learnt Japanese - my university offered an audit course, so we had all tests and assignments and stuff, though it was only the basics..
Well, I learn Japanese depending on my mood (speaking, listening, writing and reading). I don't push myself because for me, this is how it works =) Pushing myself to become perfect in drawing before making any manga made me dislike everything regarding drawing for a few months.
@All: Thanks for the links. I lost my material of the Japanese language and you saved my time ^_^
If I ever go to Japan, all I need to look for on signs is "ラーメン". Then I will be able to live.
You'll get sick of it after, say, a few months or so.