Ive been trying to teach myself for the past year with little progress. I have Rosetta Stone which is a good program but its just not my learning style, I need explanations and reasoning not just matching words and pictures together. I have some other basic Japanese videos etc on the computer and have a couple Japanese kids books that I got off TradeMe that are mostly written in Hiragana. I thought I knew a bit but when I went to Japan last month, everything I thought I knew disappeared!
Anyway, does any know of any private Japanese tutors around the Hamilton area? (can't seem to find any) Wintec don't do anything and neither does Waikato Uni (only full-time Japanese studies). Or can anyone recommend any great programs or books etc? Would like to immerse myself as much as possible but I struggle to even find Japanese TV shows like kids programs or the news.
Appreciate any feedback/ideas :)