Does anyone know a place to learn Japanese similar to Duolingo?
I've been searching for years (that's how i found Duo), but still haven't found a place that teaches as well as Duo... I tried Memrise, Babbel, Languages101, and all that but after having tried Duo they don't seem as good (they focus too much on "practical" stuff and neglect the essence of the language). The best resource I found was an App called "Learning Japanese" (Tae Kim's guide to learning Japanese), but that's what it is — a guide. No interaction. It's a great guide though and I recommend it. It's really great. He has videos on Youtube too. Here's the PDF version: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/grammar_guide.pdf#page43
Share your experience and your favorite places to learn Japanese, be it sites, apps, youtube channels... Have you found anything that works as well as Duo?
I think the Duo Japanese course is still going to take a while to hatch completely...
I used these videos to learn. That's an old tv show but it's easy and an effective way to learn Japanese. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB3F2C5D8B5F81F34
I've been learning Japanese for about 5 months now. I've read most of Tae Kim's guide and attest that it teaches a lot of useful grammar. I'm currently slowly going through the Japanese reverse tree, which helped me a lot more than I though it would, until the Japanese tree comes out.
I would also recommend "elon.io". They have many lessons with easy explanations and examples. I have to say this site improved my grammar a lot.
I hope this will be helpful!