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Just purchased:bow: a Rosetta Stone program for learning Japanese. I have both 1 and 2 levels. Wondering if any one has used it. From what I looked at, this seemed to to be the best. Ant thoughts on this. I am looking forward to using it.:bow:
I've only tried the demo but it seems to be a great compliment to actual lessons. However, I noticed a lack of any information regarding grammar in the demo, so i'm not completely sure about just using that, by itself, to learn any language.
I was considering this program as well. Let me know how it works out. I liked the demo seemed to be an effective way of learning a language, so would be nice to hear others opinions on it.
What I understand about it and from talking with the sales person, the program I have has a voice recognition on it so that it will tell you if you are saying the word correctly. I bought a spanish kit also for teaching. Will keep you all posted as to the worth of them. They are not cheep.
It would have to be better than the wretched volume which I studied for a time while on Okinawa during my stint in the Navy. That was entitled Conversational Japanese for Beginners. It was a new book I had purchased in the Navy Exchange store but must have been a reprint. The chapter for buying things in the market had the reader paying for bread in Sen (1/100th of a Yen). I dropped it in the trash when I came upon the totally useless conversational phrase "I shot him with a revolver."
I kind of gave up after that. About all I remember how to say is "Mizuwari-wa kudasai." And since I swore off drinking in 1978, even that is no use to me any more.
Gan Uesli Starling
West Michigan Tae Kwon Do (http://wmtkd.us)
I have had very good results from the online course at http://www.YesJapan.com
I would highly recommend it.
My issue with the philosophy behind Rosetta Stone aside, I'm sure it could be a handy supplemental training, but no match for a real teacher who can give you feedback on your work.
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