Question about alternate sources

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@Varnarian, If your goal is conversation, then you’ll need to focus on listening and speaking skills, as well as understanding and using basic grammar. After you’ve done a bit of studying, I’d recommend looking for a conversation partner or tutor (either online or in person). and are some good places to look online.

Also, consuming Japanese media can help train your ear, but to get the most out of it, I think it helps to know something about Japanese already, and treat it as an active study tool, not just passive entertainment.

As for free/cheap resources, don’t forget to check at libraries and used book stores! If you can find Pimsleur Japanese at your library, that might be a good option for you.