Today I began the Rocket Japanese course and completed module 1, 1.0. I'm an absolute beginner, starting with zero experience in Japanese and will be studying around 3-4 hours a day. Love, love, love it :-) But I have a question! Is everyone who is a beginner like me also studying how to read/write Japanese too? Is that how I should be learning? My initial assumption was that I'd be learning how to speak the language first, then focus on reading and writing. It feels a bit overwhelming to think about doing both.
I'd love some feedback from people on what they are doing with regarding to learning how to speak it first vs. learning how to speak, read, and write at the same time.