The Boy is currently learning Japanese, with tutors few and far between we are using an array of online learning sites and apps. These are our favourites.
A good starting point are these free video lessons.
Hello Talk App which allows you to connect with people all around the world and help each other with language learning. We are yet to try this properly but others love it. I’m learning Spanish with Lil’ Lady and will be using this.
Memrise The boy loves the app, and uses it daily. It teaches a mix of recognising spoken language, learning Katakana, Kanji and Hiragana and typing with the romaji input method.
The Boy didn’t like this one, but I thought it was easily accessible Japanese Pod
The Japanese Foundation in London is a wealth of knowledge and resources especially if you want to study at GCSE and beyond. Japanese Foundation
Our hope is that The Boy studies to GCSE level and beyond. At the moment he could only take a half GCSE due to the nature of being an external candidate, however we are not in a rush and I would rather he learn the language for the love of learning it right now.
(I’ve added all the links to the Languages section above in the header for future reference.)