I've been studying Theban for about four months now. It is difficult, but I study with a partner, flashcards, and writing paper. I've found it easier to learn each symbol visually, before actually writing them. I've memorized each symbol using the cards and now I'm basically writing from memory, then comparing my writings to the actual symbol. That way I'll know which ones need the most attention. The hardest part I've seen thus far is actually reading a complete sentence without pausing and thinking about each symbol.