Wait I'm confused. You said you used genki textbooks then you said you don't use them. *is confruzled* I'm talking about Genki and Integrated Guide in Elementary Japanese. I've just really started trying to learn the kanji using the back of the book. I literally just ordered Kanji de Manga Box Set which is a manga that teaches kanji. I also just ordered beginner 8 cd set of Michel Thomas cds. Now I only have to order the advance set because there is no intermediate.
If you saaay sooo~
Yus. Genki textbooks are standard material for Japanese classes. =w= I'm currently re-doing lesson 7 'cause I found it super-difficult...
And nope, I don't have access to the audio.
How do you learn kanji? o3o My tutor supplies me with these shiny photocopied worksheets. I forgot what textbook they're from, but it's not Genki.
I totally knew that~! ♥ Hope you get to buy it soon, then.
Yeah I know but i've only been using 私 when I'm studying so meh. You use genki textbooks too!? What lesson are you on? I'm on lesson 7 in genki 1. Do you use the workbook and the audio too or just the textbook? I just use the workbook and textbook. Michel Thomas was a French language teacher and all the reviews i've got from his Japanese audio is that it's great and works so I want to buy it.
Hehe, not bad, actually. 8D I think I'm only a little farther than you 'cause I've been studying longer. But I'm also pretty horrible at kanji... Especially the ones with more than 15 strokes. orz
It's not that important, but I'll just sneak this bit of info in anyway: 私 *can* be used by guys in formal situations (because it's a gender-neutral pronoun when used formally), but if you're a guy and speaking casually to a friend/family member/whatever, then you could use ぼく instead.
And yup, I have a private tutor. :D We only meet every two weeks, though, so she gives me a looot of homework plus stuff to do in my Genki textbooks~
Oh, I don't think I've ever heard of that. O: What is it?
私も日本語をべんきょうしています. I just don't think I know as much as you (not good with kanji). You have a sensei right? I'm just self teaching using genki japanese. Hopefully today I wanted to order michel thomas Japanese off the internet.