So from what I’ve read, people really recommend Genki for grammar. I’m currently using Tae Kim’s guide, but it seems that Genki is the better choice, it seems more satisfactory to the learning needs of a student.
I hope that my learning style will mesh well with Genki. To give you an idea of what I’m looking for in a grammar resource, I’m definitely a slower learner, and the fact that Genki offers a workbook, so that the learner can actually use what they’ve learned, means a lot to me. I’ve also heard it gives pretty good grammar explanations (which is extremely important. Like I said, I’m not the fastest learner. Finding thorough and clear grammar explanations are like hitting the jack pot, haha.)
What would you guys say is the best place to buy Genki, workbooks, answer keys, audio CD’s, whatever else included? In regards to those features sold alongside the textbook itself, is there anything I could possibly leave out and lessen the price a bit? I’m totally chill with purchasing used items as long as there in good quality (as for the textbooks, I’d really prefer no answers to any questions be written in the book. Notes and highlighting is good though.)
When it comes down to it, I may find that learning Japanese really won’t be a big pursuit of mine in the future, and I don’t want to be stuck with books and resources that took a lot of cash to get. But that’s beside the point.
What do you think? Does Genki seem like a good fit?