I have a friend who speaks Japanese and I would like to learn the language with no prior experience. What commercial teaching approach would you consider the best? Pimsleur, Phonics, or something else?

closed as off topic by Dono, cypher, user458, gibbon, Chris Jul 18 '12 at 13:18

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  • Good on you for wanting to learn Japanese, and thanks for joining Japanese Language and Usage. Unfortunately, this question is off-topic, for reasons explained here. There's a post on the meta site on resources for learning Japanese, and you can discuss learning techniques, and anything else within reason, in the chat room, even though it's off-topic here. Feel free to ask other questions on the Japanese Language and Usage web site in the future. Ganbatte! (Don't give up!) – Andrew Grimm Jul 18 '12 at 12:15
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    -1 to counteract the misused upvote. Not that the question is particularly bad. – user458 Jul 18 '12 at 12:26
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    "et al.," is unnecessary as it is a salutation. It would have been edited and removed. – Chris Jul 18 '12 at 14:59
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    careful, phonics is something very easy to get hooked on. – taylor Jul 19 '12 at 0:45
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    @sawa, by downvoting just for the sake of counteracting, you have also misused the downvote. You should have flagged the comment instead. – Dingredient Aug 14 '13 at 7:37

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