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Should i have a tutor as a beginner?

jdthedj101

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Hi. I am interested in learning Japanese. I have travelled to Japan and learned some (very) basic words and sentences etc, and would be interested in continuing. I have studied Mandarin for about 5 years in my own time, and have a growing interest in learning Japanese too. However I know that learning both together presents its problems.

Should I have a tutor given my low ability? I don’t live in a large city to go to a Japanese class and I have found some reasonably priced tutors online. I have a Mandarin tutor, however I get more out of these lessons as I can just speak mandarin for 1 hour without English.

Any thoughts on anything I’ve said/asked would be appreciated! Thanks.
 

mdchachi

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Hard to say because everybody's different. Some people can stay motivated independently, some need this kind of help. Some tutors are better than others etc. My opinion: if money is not a concern, give it a shot and see how it goes.
 
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