I’m sorry if this has been asked before, but I can’t figure out the new forum, and I’m not sure what to search for tbh.
I speak a handful of languages, and in all of them grammar has been something I learned alongside the vocab, basically standard classroom style language teaching. These languages have been fairly easy to learn though as most of them are related in some way or another, not only to my native language but also to each other, so grammar has been no problem for me. Japanese is a totally different story though as it’s a completely different style overall.
For the languages I know I found that learning grammar alongside the vocab was useful for sure, but having a basic vocab is just a must have I think, cause if you don’t have that you can’t use the grammar all that much.
In classroom style language teaching it works out great learning grammar at the same time as vocab since you have a teacher teaching you combinations and rules that works for the vocab you are learning at the time so you quickly get a feel for how the grammar and language works, but for a site like WaniKani where you learn random vocab and kanji I’m not sure if it would be better to wait for a higher level and some more vocab before learning grammar. I kinda feel like it would be better to do it like that, but I can’t decide.
What do you guys think/do? Have you been studying grammar from level 1, or are you waiting until you have a better understanding of the language / a larger vocab to start with?