Some people may say that Japanese is a hard language to learn. I think that it is easy to learn and fun!! First of all, pronunciation is key!! Second, it singing a song is a good way to practice. A really good song that is easy to start with is Moonlight Densetsu. It is important to write down the English and Japanese lyrics. Watch one of your DVDS subbed and use the pause and copy down technique. Trust me, it takes forever, but it is worth it!! Most importantly, practice!! Practice anywhere school,home,etc.. I'm so good at singing Moonlight Densetsu I sing it my sleep and get told to shut up in the middle of the night. Another fun song to sing is Sanji No Yosei. Also, try Sera Myu music too.