I started learning Japanese 2 months ago, using my mobile app as web version is not yet available. However I feel like the way this language progresses, basically the way is laid out is too fast for me? I don't feel ready to move onto Food topics when I have not yet nailed the standards 'he, she, it, we etc' let alone Katakana.
What do you guys think? How is it going for everyone else? Am I paranoid?
And I don't have the 'bots' tab for Japanese and that would really help?
Thanks guys, Raluca
I don't think it moves too quickly; it seems just about right to me (who had no prior knowledge of Japanese). I do wish katakana were taught in one place, however, rather than spread out as it is, as it is impossible to do any kind of focused review of it that way.
There is a great dearth of kanji, however. The course ought to teach things how they are normally written, not a kindergarten version; teaching so few kanji is a great impediment to reading any real Japanese. It doesn't even seem to teach I/you/he/etc., which should be amongst the most basic of the basics.
I'm waiting for the web version to continue at a decent speed because I'm hoping it'll have tips & notes. I feel like I can't fully learn the language unless I get a clear explanation of the grammar, particles particularly. I am getting back into it though as I've got the Genki textbooks and am working through them now so I can gain a deeper understanding of how the language works.
A continuation on what you said - Drops is another good app for vocab. It has 99 different topics, from food and vegetables to prison. You only get five minutes a day (Unless you use it consistently for 5 days, each day you get bonus time) however you can pay for unlimited time.
Also, it might help to get some info from outside Duolingo. I'm doing this for my Korean right now: I was forever stuck on Alphabet 2 (!) because I couldn't for the life of me figure out what was going on with those signs. So I got an introductory textbook from the library, and everything is so much clearer now.
And yes, patience. The race is not to the swift.