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I started learning Japanese when I was in high school as a hobby but have limited time now that I am working full time, what books or programs would you suggest for someone wanting to learn Beginning/Intermediate Japanese.

Also are there groups that one can join that would allow me to practice with others so as to expand my understanding and help me retain the vocabulary?

Thanks for any input you may have it is greatly appreciated.

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Have you tried lang-8? – user1016 Feb 3 '12 at 6:02
I'm very sorry, but this is off topic for the site. – Questioner Feb 3 '12 at 6:16
No, what is it? – OpensaurusRex Feb 3 '12 at 6:16
名前がやばいとか・・?Death for you allっていうとこ。。。ごめん No offense meant – user1016 Feb 3 '12 at 6:42
Asking for recommendations on learning resources is off topic. This site is not for open discussions on how to learn the language, it's for specific questions about the language. Look at these similar questions that were closed for the same reason: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/8/… japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4067/… japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4413/… – Questioner Feb 3 '12 at 9:31

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