Awesome read, man! I’ve had an interest in learning Japanese for many years but never pursued it. Instead, I recently started working on Russian (apparently I’m drawn to difficult languages!)I found an excellent program online called Russian Accelerator which uses a very intuitive teaching technique. I also did some iTalki before I lost momentum with the language, but I’ll definitely get back to it as I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for your article. I’ll be following!