Hello! I found this Japanese language website instructive and absorbing, especially for self-learners (who have known Hiragana, Katakana and some Kanjis.)
Even though may not have become familiar with the writing system yet, you could try listening to voice or click Romaji translation.
So, I am learning Japanese and these are some tips, some pieces of advice I have followed. I hope they would make your study more fascinating.
Form a habit.
A habit means doing certain things regularly. So, if you use this website for self-study, it helps to form a good habit. Plan how much time you can spend on the website each day or each week.
Working through the web
Keep your interest high by doing different things. For example:
You can pick any interesting topics that interest you first and learn it. I have listed all the topics below for your choice.
You can learn interesting dialogues through interesting videos though. There are clear explanations and exercises for you to do revision.
Be active while learning. Take note or try using phrases you have learned with a Japanese friend whenever you have a chance.
It is normal to learn some words one day, then find you cannot remember them a day later.
If you review them regularly (for short periods), it helps you memorize the words and make them part of your ‘active’ vocabularies.
Here are some tips for your reference:
Close your eyes and recall how many words you can remember. Then, come back and underline some words that you find them hard to remember.
Practice saying the words silently in your head, and also out loud, to see if you can pronounce them.
Review for short periods but do it often. Five minutes a day is better than half an hour a week; but half an hour a week is better than two hours a month.
Be CREATIVE when you revise. Look for different ways to revise: test yourself, create games then ask a partner to play with, set goals, schedule time to work on them, etc.