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Postby Kisshu » Mon 12.26.2005 3:41 pm

I got a Japanese software program for Christmas, but we are thinking about getting a different one... We bought the instant Immersion Japanese Lab by Topics and its a very odd way of learning... they have audio cds and a program cd and a workbook. But none of it seems to fit together! If you want to do the workbook.. you got to memorize everything they say on the CD.... 13 tracks long for chapter 1! All al they say is...

Ka Ki Ku Ke Ko

A a kAtAkAnA A Japanese Alphabet

and so on for 13 tracks! Arrrgggg....

Any ideas on a good software program?:o
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RE: Software

Postby keikanneko » Mon 12.26.2005 4:19 pm

its expensive but the rosetta stone software is pretty good. They have reading, listening and writing skills practices on it. along with the native speakers. i havent gotten that far in it yet, but they also have conversation practice on it. so i dont know how good that portion is. Everything is broken down is sections like "color", "actions", "Negative and Past actions" etc.

The only con of that program is, they really dont explain the particles that well so i just keep a grammer book handy incase i need to look something up. and for kanji reference i keep Jim Breens dictonary up.

All in all, i think its helped me out alot especially with kanji memorization (they use a building block approach) vocabulary, and pronunciation. if you want to drop the cash on it they i think its worth it.
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RE: Software

Postby shikamarufoo » Fri 12.30.2005 10:08 pm

I also have the rosetta stone software and I'm liking it as well. I also have the software called power japanese and it works pretty good as well...It splits Japanese into 4 sections...Intro/Hiragana then Dialogs/Grammer then Homestretch then Katakana...It has alot of content and many notes about the Japanese Langauge. I hope you can find one you like Kisshu San~
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RE: Software

Postby Kisshu » Fri 12.30.2005 11:49 pm

Yup! I am considering asking for rosetta stone for my b-day... how expensive was you power japanese one?;)
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