Getting back on track to relearn everything I have forgotten has proved to be a bit difficult. Back when I was taking classes more regularly it was easier to study because you basically had a guideline on how and where to start.
So after a few failed attempts at just grabbing up some books I decided to go back and review my old course material. It was my best decision so far! Once going through some of my old notes I realized I remembered more than I thought however I still have a lot of work to do to get to the point where I can recall on what I’ve learned on my own during a conversation.
I never did forget Hiragana or Katakana and still remember some Kanji which is great and I have a pretty good start on a language book collection.
I personally enjoy the みんなの日本語 (Minna No Nihongo) textbooks and workbooks. I’ve also started using http://www.japanesepod101.com. I will probably do a post specifically on what materials and resources I have and personally like. If there is one thing I can suggest though is to start learning Hiragana and Katakana first! It’s really important when starting out to have the basics down so you can at least read the characters. Kanji and such will come later.
That’s all for tonight!