First of all I hope this is the right place to ask, I am asking for Japanese resources after all, and secondly I really am asking for a friend here…
She wants to learn English as a native japanese person and I’d love to recommend her a good site/app for that endeavor. Since Wanikani works really well for me I`m asking if you know any similar resources for native japanese that use the SRS. She is using みかん (app) right now but she’s not happy with it. Apparently it’s too hard which makes me think it’s not a very user friendly app like Wanikani is, I will check it out though.
Thanks for any answers
Edit: I checked みかん and it looks good so far. Although I’m not sure about all the features yet it doesn’t seem to use spaced repetition (or any kind of repetition?) and it’s multiple choice, which makes me think it’s not that effective. Any further suggestions are appreciated!
I would recommend HelloTalk, I’m pretty sure its free (with in app purchases) but from what I’ve seen it’s pretty good. It’s not exactly Wanikani as you’re talking to real people and it’s more of a messaging social media type leaning app- hope this helps
Ordinarily, I’d be the last person to recommend Duolingo, but if they have a version with Japanese as the base language, it might be worth a try. I may not like Duolingo’s approach, but it’s usually good for language basics. Also, repetition and imitation of model sentences seems common in language textbooks from Japan, so she’ll probably be quite comfortable with it. Just make sure she knows that she’ll probably have to move beyond Duolingo at some point if she wants to be able to communicate fluently. Duolingo is more of an organised phrasebook and vocabulary drill system than anything else.