Good to know I’m not alone in this boat! It seemed like everyone was in their own little corners with Genki but the price is way out of my league right now. I’ve been (trying) to use TF but just can’t get into the swing of it/get into it even there’s quite a lot of interesting information there. I’ll have a look at renshuu.com, thank you!
A few people recommended Japanese The Manga Way to me which I bought and now waiting for it to arrive, I’ll let you know how I get on with it!
Oooh I’ll check out JFE, thank you! I saw it’s got mixed reviews on Amazon but I’ll give it a second chance haha
It’s actually really good to know about the workbook not being necessary, thanks for letting me know, I was on the edge of ordering both which would have cost me £££. I think I’ll see if I can get it secondhand somewhere, thanks so much for your help![quote=“lucianoctrl, post:15, topic:18451, full:true”]
Japanese from zero books and video series are awesome
Ooooh another vote for series makes me intrigued, I’ll have a look at their books, thank you![quote=“riccyjay, post:16, topic:18451, full:true”]
I second Japanese for Everyone. I’ve never seen it mentioned on here before and I have no idea why. I’m pretty sure it covers most of Genki I and II in one volume, doesn’t needs any separate workbook and is far cheaper. It’s a little old and the audio is now hard to find, but there’s so much free listening available on the interwebs these days that’s not much of a drawback. It moves quite quickly but it is absolutely packed with material and - what makes it different from a lot of other books - has loads of practice exercises to do, making it great for self learners.
In that case I’ll definitely have a look at JFE, I saw it on Amazon but having no one mentioning it here put me off a bit. I’ll definitely consider it. thank you!
I’ve not heard of that one but I’ll check it out, thanks!