OK, I know, there are probably many more appropriate sites I could ask this on and it's probably a strange question to put out here but there's some good advice to be had on here. So, I don't live in Japan, only go there for holidays about once a year and at the moment I only speak, read and write very basic Japanese. And although I get by OK and have even managed some quite long conversations (though I'm sure I sound strange to the locals) without relying on English I'm getting tired of not being able to express myself and being limited. Obviously the best ways to learn are living in Japan or doing a college/university course. Unfortunately I can't even do a uni course since nowhere near me offers it and I can't take the time off work and other commitments to just go back to uni like a student. So I'm left to find alternatives. So far I've learned through books and generally exposing myself to as much Japanese media as I can through checking out stuff online, watching films/TV and listening to the music. But it's such a slow process that way. I've been doing this for about 10 years and I'm still at a beginner level. I did try Rosetta Stone but I didn't find it easy to get in to. If anyone has any tips, tricks or suggestions then I'd like to hear them.