Learning Japanese - Useful resources in General Discussion Posted May 17, 2014 Given i study for around an hour or so during weekdays how long would it take me to learn japanese to the level where i can speak and understand. Im interested in learning japanese and plan to start from june once my exams are over but once school resumes i will be really busy. I will have to make time for learning in between my regular time for studying, watching anime and playing video games so i bet it is easy to imagine how jam packed my schedule would be. So before i start i want to be able to make a proper schedule and basically I want to get to the level speaking and understanding before i get to reading and writing. I know learning a language is a lenghty process and I could keep on learning for my entire life, but even still I would like to know how long it might take for me to get to an intermediate level atleast. Just a tip, when you are starting out for hirigana and kanji, learn the correct stroke order!