This guy says the biggest mistake of trying to learn Japanese is by using English grammer patterns to teach it. At Guide to Japanese he tries to explain Japanese from a Japanese point of view so you are not trying to create a Japanese sentence that is an mutated freakazoid English equivalent.
He attempts to lay down the building blocks–something essential to reaching a profficient level of Japanese. It does not offer quick fixes or travel-book phrases. Therefore, the beginning might be slow, but it will save you time and broken Japanese hearts in the end.
Nail the basics. Then start reading crazy shit like this poop fortune teller where your personality will be revealed by the consistency of your stool.
Phrases from the site:
Poop fortune teller
あなた を たすけてくれる のは へ
Farts will bring good luck (lit. Farts are the ones that help you)
あなた の じゃま を する のは げり
Diarrhea will get in your way.
きょう の あなた の だつふんうん は しょうきち
Today’s fecal luck level is small luck.
Possible outcomes form the fortune teller:
だいべん が でそう だ
I have a turtle’s head.