I’ve got about a two and a half hour round trip commute to and from work everyday, and have been using some of it to listen to Japanese podcasts.
But, I feel like I’d rather use the time speaking a bit. I know about italki and hellotalk and understand that those would be best in the long run, but I would rather not do them during a commute. (I think it would be rude, and maybe a bit dangerous)
Basically, what I am looking to do is spend the time saying things in Japanese to get the muscle memory developed since I speak so infrequently. My vocabulary and grammar are decent, I think. So, I’ve used “the cut tongue sparrow” on Spotify, which says a phrase, and then pauses for you to repeat it. I liked that a lot. I also was able to use volume one, lessons 1-5 of Pimsleur for free from my local library and also liked that.
I’m looking to continue down that path or a similar one but, despite the job, I am as Marge Simpson would say “poorer than a poet before payday” and the full Pimsleur course costs around $500.
Any suggestions? Can anyone recommend anything similar for free or low cost?