Learn to speak and read, but not write, Japanese?
August 30, 2009 3:19 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to learn Japanese, if you don't care about being able to write it?
posted by Mwongozi to writing & language (18 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
My extended family includes a family who was born in Japan but now lives in the USA. I am therefore semi-regularly exposed to spoken and written Japanese, and I'd like to be able to speak it back, and hopefully, read it as well.
I am aware that this is a monumental undertaking, but I don't have deadline and I'm not doing it for school, so I figure I can take as long as I want. I'd prefer to teach myself, rather than go on a course.
What would you recommend? Books? Mac applications? iPhone apps? CDs or DVDs?
All suggestions welcome, with the proviso that I have a Mac and no Windows PCs.