Hi. I’m brand new here and currently working through level one. I’ve just started learning some vocab and have been introduced to kun’yomi.
Besides WK I’m also using the Japanese for Everyone textbook and Assimi’s Japanese course books. My wife is Japanese, from Shizuoka, and our eight year old son also speaks fluently for his age. He’s learning the Kanji too though my wife is teaching him the graded lessons they learn in Japan.
We have Japanese TV at home via satellite (I live in the UK) and plenty of Japanese magazines and children’s books so I’ll have lots of resources.
I’m just wondering if anyone else thinks keeping a written notebook while learning the Kanji and vocab is useful? I’m worried that trying to keep up with both kun and on readings, then the readings used in the vocab which can be different again could get confusing.
Book 3 in the Assimil course is for Kanji learning and lists all the radicals and about 1000 Kanji used in the first two books but they follow the lessons not the WK order. For each radical they give a meaning and for each Kanji, a meaning, the on and kun readings as well as several words that use the Kanji. Ive attached a photo as an example. I was thinking of making my own WK version. Would that be useful or do you find you can remember the correct reading when just reviewing in WK?