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Aug. 23rd, 2012 | 02:44 pm
mood: nurturing

Girlchild likes anime and manga, draws chibis, and would like to learn Japanese. We have a couple of simple iOS apps and intro books, but she's gone through those really fast -- she's willing to work hard at it.

So, are there some really great books or apps or online classes? Rosetta Stone? I couldn't find any local classes in Berkeley or Oakland, though I'll keep looking around.

I'm surprised to find myself wishing she was learning Chinese, as it seems like it would be more useful in the future.

ETA: she's 12 and prefers fairly structured classes, and is more a casual than intense manga fan.

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from: rubyelf
date: Aug. 24th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)

I think either one will end up being very useful. Japan's a small but very populous country and they seem to have an obsession with all things American. I have heard the Rosetta Stone programs really do work well.

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 24th, 2012 06:52 am (UTC)

I'm sure it will be great for her to learn any other language, I'm more surprised at myself for caring about which one.

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