I want to learn Japanese, but I have a few issues keeping me from doing so at the moment.
The first problem I have is that I do not learn well in a completely immersive environment. All the colleges I looked at have classes where the professor never speaks a word of English. For whatever reason, I cannot absorb information this way. If I could, you'd think after 25 years or so of watching subtitled anime, I'd have gotten most of it.
The second thing is that I do not know anybody who actually speaks it. It would be nice to sit down with somebody who and learn.
Finally, I do not have the money for something like Rosetta Stone.
I am 46, and have had two strokes already, for those who do not know. My brain simply isn't wired to learn like most people.
Do any of you know any good traditional free learning sites, or other possibly avenues for me?