I'm currently studying Japanese with the Living Language Platinum program, and while my schedule's been busy I've found it imperative to try and learn the written language along with the book.
My issue is that the book introduces new lines (ta-gyoo, ka-gyoo, etc) at a rapid pace, while the reading and writing book (though very informative!) Provides little space to practice and I can't seem to get a memory pattern down.
I feel like I should at least be able to read the basic hiragana before I continue on to Lesson 5 and such, but I was hoping to get some advice in the matter. Spoken Language is easier to learn, but reading is just as important, any tips on how I can better learn the kana and kanji? Or should I focus more on the spoken for now?