I'm about halfway through Transition year now and I've started learning Japanese by myself at home. I have a great interest in the language and Japanese culture. I also like anime and manga ect.
I'm considering doing Japanese for the leaving certificate and I plan to do it all by myself. I know this will make the oral and aural exams difficult but I'm willing to give it it a shot. I actually enjoy studying Japanese and find it easy when I put enough effort in. I also study German but I have no interest in it at all and I don't enjoy learning it. I got a higher level C in the Junior Certificate.
Is there anyone else who did Japanese for the leaving certificate using self study and what books did you use?
I also use online resources and dictionaries.
I've heard about the Genki series and I'm interested in buying that, but there is also a Japanese Leaving Certificate book called Nihongo Kantan (and Hiragana Kantan and Katakana Kantan).
Also does anyone know what JLPT level these books or your books bring you up to??