Ever wanted to learn Japanese but those courses seem just too slow and expensive? Study with me and pick up some of the "real world" Japanese!
I made this group as a place for people of all levels of Japanese to practice and share their experiences, and to teach those who are just starting. Being a learner of Japanese for three years, I know how hard it can be to study all by yourself with noone to tell you what to look for or where.
I would like to invite people who are just starting to learn to join us because there are some very valuable things you can hear from the people who already did the baby steps, both about Japanese and learning in general.
posted message: I still see people joining the group from time to time, but nobody really got involved any further than joining. I'd like to welcome all the new members, but I'm afraid it's with less enthusiasm than I used to have at the beginning.
I am still studying Japanese(now perhaps more than ever), so if you feel like raising the activity of this group in any way, please do so. Is there anything in particular you'd like to ask? One cannot just start a learning session without knowing what everyone else wants to learn.
posted message: So the weekend goes by without people adding me on Skype, without anyone posting about when they are free etc. etc. I'm guessing it was a bit too much to expect everyone online at the same time so I'll propose a different approach. Just add me on Skype(tomislav_mamic) and talk to me when you're free. Of course, I may not be online that often during the weekdays, but at least you won't have to worry about when you need to get online.
posted message: To start this group off, I'd like to say my thanks to all of you who joined, and I hope you're ready to start off on a more serious note. Before we can actually study, we obviously have to decide when and where. Therefore, I'd like everyone to write their preferred communication channels, study times in GMT format(for obvious reasons) and stuff you'd like to do on our first 'class' as follows(mine):
Communication: group IRC chat, Skype, MSN
Study time: Varies greatly due to uni classes; either 10:00 to 12:00PM GMT or anytime during the weekend.
Stuff I'd like to do: Practice basic pronounciation, talk about the differences between Japanese and our native languages.