I cracked it open and dove into the first lesson. It seems pretty straightforward (I mean, it’s the very first lesson) and some of the lessons from WakiKani came back to me, but if I’m being honest, for me, learning another language is most effective when I’m practicing with other people. I’ve already posted a question (in Japanese, though I hate using the translator, hah) on Twitter, asking if there are any Japanese people who wouldn’t mind helping me practice. WaniKani is an option, sure, but actual live interaction (i.e. chats or practicing in person) works much better for me than posting on forums.
I learned a lot of Spanish practicing with friends, so I already know this is the best approach for me. Also, I’m apartment hunting in Flagstaff and it seems I’ll likely find something suitable before long. I haven’t forgotten about Northern Arizona University, it’d be a great avenue to this end.
In the meantime, I’m limited to Twitter and possibly WaniKani, so I was just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions. WK focuses on vocabulary and kanji, but not grammar as far as I know.