Learning any language is not an easy task and it is harder to learn Japanese online. Many people assume that they can learn Japanese online very easily. I think to learn Japanese online will not be an easy task at all. You can find several online Japanese learning software and courses. What I think is, in order to learn Japanese online or any language without an environment of a classroom will be very tough. I think to learn Japanese you will need a native speaker to communicate with. Then only you can be successful in learning Japanese. Your endeavor to Learn Japanese online can be successful for a few who can spend most of the time online and that too for a very long period.
Your quest to Learn Japanese online can work if you take Japanese learning classes from someone while continuing your online classes as well. You can do the revision online after taking your Japanese learning classes. By communicating to your speaker during your class and revising it online, it will help you immensely and will make things easier. This way you can talk to your speaker during class about what you didn’t understand. You can find many helpful Japanese learning software online.
After downloading any good software for learning Japanese you can study the grammar on the internet. Learning Japanese alphabets, Japanese grammar and Japanese phrases online will make it really easy for you. You can do all this but speaking Japanese will still be difficult as you cannot practice it online. Learning how to pronounce Japanese words requires you to study it abroad not online.
In order to learn how to speak Japanese you have to communicate with someone. I think you should do the revision online and search for some conversation partner. I suggest you look for some casual Japanese learning classes where you will find someone to guide you and talk to you in Japanese face to face. So don’t waste your time sitting at home and trying to learn Japanese online all by yourself. All you have to do is, find a language speaking school near your area. I too tried to learn Japanese online, I tried it, practiced it whenever I got time, I did spend all of my free time struggling to learn Japanese online but in the end found it impossible to learn it online.
From my point of view online Japanese programs are just moneymaking systems and won’t help you. So find a school for languages and take a Japanese learning class.