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Table of Contents / All Japanese All The Time Dot Com: How to learn Japanese. On your own, having fun and to fluency.

June 19, 2008


-1. For Starters

0. Mental Tools

0.1 For the Start of the Journey

0.2 For During the Journey

1. Equipment

1. 1 Immersion Environment

1.2 SRS: Spaced Repetition System

2. Kanji (meaning and writing only)

3. Kana

4. Sentences (wherein kanji readings and grammar are naturally learned)

5. Juggling Multiple Languages + Advanced SRS Techniques

6. Questions from Readers

7. Reader Stories

8. Materials

8.1 Website Recommendations

8.2 Book Recommendations

8.3 Other Recommendations (Movies, Podcasts, Books, etc.)

9. News

10. Life In Japan

11. Further Reading

Like I said, I didn’t just come up with this all by myself, out of the blue. I found techniques and inspiration from many other people.

Yea, verily and it was written, that [your name goes here] did donate to AJATT. And it was good.

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