Learning Hiragana and Katakana with Duolingo's courses on Tinycards.
I was wondering if any others who are taking the Japanese course are using Doulingo's Hiragana and Katakana courses on Tinycards.
I'm not very far in the tree, and I have just started to learn Japanese from Duolingo. But I feel that I've gotten pretty comfortable with Hiragana and Katakana because of Doulingo's Hiragana and Katakana courses on Tinycards.
So, I just wanted to mention it in order to see if others are doing the same thing. Or mention it so that those who haven't tried it might want to if they are also having a difficult time with Hiragana and Katakana.
Here's a link: https://tinycards.duolingo.com/
Anki also has decks for hiragana and katakana with pronunciations, which is really useful. If you are interested in more varied flash cards style teaching, both Anki and renshuu are great free resources for learning more vocabulary!
Although none of these options are as pretty as Duolingo's offering, the more free material you have for learning a language, the better it is, right? :)
If you ever get interested in learning more grammar and in a more detailed manner, I also recommend this website after you finish learning hiragana http://www.imabi.net/ (it's basically a book a really good book)
If you have trouble with hiragana as well, this guide can also lend you a hand http://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-hiragana/
I learned the alphabet in a few days following this guide and using tinycards + anki as a reinforcement. :)