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Hi, my name is mike arnold, 26 years old, from England.
I started learning japanese a month ago with the 'yesjapan' books from zero.
Things are going well but i want to do a course for japanese without;
1)spending two years at college doing something i don't enjoy to be able to go to university
2)Travelling every single day for hundreds of miles.

I want to do an open university for it, which i guess you just study at home online and do their course but i cannot find any company or university that does this in the whole of england... I've been looking so far for 7 hours today and found nothing. Is it possible?
Interests in Japan:Manga,Hardcore metal,Fighting games+ it sounds very nice and distinct. Thank you! :)
 

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Welcome!

Do you need to get credit for your studying? You might be better served to simply study and try to pass one of the Japanese proficiency tests.
 

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Welcome!

Do you need to get credit for your studying? You might be better served to simply study and try to pass one of the Japanese proficiency tests.

credit? money? I have a full time job at the moment and ツ≫??000 in the bank, i don't know how much i would need. Japanese proficiency tests? what do you mean+where?
 

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If you study at a university, you get university credits, or whatever you'd call it in England.

My question was why you'd want to take a university course rather than just try self study or go to a language center to get lessons.
 

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If you study at a university, you get university credits, or whatever you'd call it in England.

My question was why you'd want to take a university course rather than just try self study or go to a language center to get lessons.

closest language center = 80 miles there and back home. cant afford to do that all the time =[
 

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In that case, just buy a text book aimed at English speakers. You don't need a teacher to learn the basics. Once you hit mid-level, things will get more complicated, and then it will be necessary. But I think you could go almost a year studying on your own. Depends on your motivation...
 
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