I recently saw a similar post and it inspired me to ask my own study routine question given how helpful all you folks have been .
These are the resources I use to learn but I have a few fears I will elaborate on below.
Skritter (Loving it so far as long as they fix the Beta for Android before it replaces the current production release).
Satori Reader (I absolutely love this as it ties very neatly into WK, and the developer, Brak Software, is amazing and notable for Human Japanese).
Japanese the Manga Way
My awesome Sensei
My awesome Sensei
These are my concerns and questions:
- I focus on WK and Skritter a lot. To the point that I spend about 3 hours a day on those combined.
- While Satori Reader is not short of amazing, I find myself not having enough time for it give how long I spend with the above.
- I love the material Grammar resources I have, my issue is that I don’t feel I am progressing enough (retention), and not that the issue is with the materials themselves. Has anyone faced this issue? I feel this might because of a lack of written practice of grammar. Does anyone know of any gamified exercise resources for this, to really cement the content? I am really not keen in a textbook, but more something interactive, where possible.
- I’m keen on other speaking resources if anyone has recommendations.
- WK does not teach the real radicals of Kanji. My concern here is if I ever needed to look up Kanji or, like @Leebo, ever take any serious Kanji tests, I would be lost. What would people recommend for getting those down after WK.
- Is KW a good resource to use for WK Burned items? I guess I’m asking to what extent it has helped people in reality given the issues with multiple Kanji/Vocab having the same English words on WK and reversing it confuses a lot of folk, myself included.
- TextFugu worries me a bit. I’m on Season 4 and it seems, so far, like it works well as an introduction to every consequential topic it touches on, but not as a comprehensive resource as there seems to be a lot missing.
In all I feel like I am learning loads of Kanji (reading, writing), but that my progress is relatively slower in grammar, and speaking. This might be a feature of who I am, or the methods I use. I am not sure. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
- Do I have too many resources?