In the US Army???

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In the US Army???

Post by sgtkwol » Sat 01.07.2006 5:18 pm

Free language software article http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/read.php?story_id_key=8016

It's easy, log in to AKO, click the + sign next to my education, click on E-learning. Rossetta stone is the near the top of this page, sign up and download.

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Post by LaughingMan » Sat 01.07.2006 6:01 pm

I'm not in the army, but I'm curious to see exactly how effective this teaching method is to languages that are very different from English, i.e. Japanese and Korean. In the article, it does say that the software teaches basic language skills, so the idea doesn't seem completely farfetched.

How effective is the program in teaching such things?
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Post by sgtkwol » Sat 01.07.2006 8:08 pm

Since I am in that category it is great for me. The first lessons start at Level 1, Unit 1, Lesson 1, so I have no idea how advanced it gets. When you "miss" you have to earn those back with "hits", so it forces you to learn what you miss. You can do speach & reading, and both of them exclusively. There is also a section that grades you at pronunciation. The last section "typing" is all romaji, so I pretty much leave it alone.

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Post by sgtkwol » Mon 01.09.2006 2:39 pm

Update...Level 1 goes to Unit 19 with 10 lessons each. I don't know if extra Levels are available to me, or when I would get to them. If you do it right, you won't be expecting unrealistic results, like fluency in a few months or anything like that. Another nice thing is that the only things in English(or your native language) are the menus, the lessons themselves are illustrations. instead of saying "many flowers" would be 何 "can't remember the counter" の花 it is an illustration of many flowers. I can say that it is merely a suplement and sites like these give a good pre-cursor to it all. Plus you can't forget Kanji, and with that you have to keep in mind that it takes years for native Japanese to learn.
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RE: In the US Army???

Post by coco » Mon 01.09.2006 3:12 pm

おもしろい情報をありがとうございます。:)

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