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 Forget writing.

You don't need to learn to write.
 

How much of your daily communication is speaking / listening? How much is reading / writing? That's the same balance you should use when learning English.
 

For most people this means over ninety percent of the time should be speaking and listening.
 

This is great news, because it means you can learn a whole lot more in a much shorter space of time.
 

Just concentrate on the important points of speaking and listening.
 

For reading do phonics.

If you do wish to read English, for example to read road signs or maps etc, there is a really easy way. It's called phonics.
 

Now this might sound complicated, but It's very simple. All it means is that instead of learning the names of the letters, for example “Ay, Bee, See”, you learn the sounds the letters make.
 

Have a search on Atlas Kids and you'll see what I mean.
 

Once you've done the basic sounds, which only takes a few afternoons, you'll be able to read eighty percent of English words. Which isn't too bad, is it?
 

Watch one TV program or movie a week in English.

Thanks to satellite and bilingual TVs, as well as DVDs, It's now really easy in Japan to watch program in English.
 

But don't start off by saying “right, I'm only going to watch TV in English from now on”.
 

Just like swimming, you don't start by jumping in the deep end of the pool. Start off in the shallow water, just watch one program a week in English, then gradually move on, and eventually you'll be swimming on your own, and be able to watch anything in the original English.
 

Don't worry if you don't understand it all, I only understand 80% of some American TV shows.
 

With practice, just a little every week, you soon figure out what the new words mean, and eventually you'll be able to watch any program or movie you like in English, with no problems.