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Re:Books or software recommendation 8 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Yea I guess that makes sense. I have Rosetta Stone for Spanish because my mom got it awhile ago and it's more speaking orientaned then writing. I have an itouch but I can get the same game as the ds for about $3 I have the lite version right now though. Thanks.
 
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Re:Books or software recommendation 8 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Do not buy rosetta stone.

Rosetta Stone does not teach you the basics of Japanese. It shows you pictures and then the answer and you are suppose to speak the answer the correct way and you do that and you pass.

In my opinion it is rubbish. But you can give it a try if you wish.
 
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Yea that's basicly what I said. Rosetta Stone is more interested in having you speak the languge and not being able to read or write in it.
 
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I think its probably better to learn how to speak a language before you attempt to learn how to read and write in it, that's why I suggest Rosetta Stone.
 
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Re:Books or software recommendation 8 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 17  
Nothing is useless or rubbish per say. Everything has a use in one way or another. But how you use your time effectively is more important, in meaning that if you could be spending your time learning more efficiently in other ways rather than using somthing like Rosetta Stone.

I have given Rosetta Stone a try, but lets just say I wont be returning to use it anytime soon. I believe it to be a tool that would be good for building Aural learning and pronounciation. But for learning the structure and core of the language itself it's not as effective as other methods.

I can't comment that much on effective programs to use/try, as i usually learn Japanese in a class enviroment and i find learning the language as a whole the most effective this way. Although i have found that there are a number of good resources online for helping build written Japanese skills and learning Kana etc. I find that the DS is also good for doing this too.

As i have always said in this forum regarding learning Japanese, your best and more effective way of learning Japanese is by going to classes. A big plus if your Japanese teacher is a native speaker. Check online for classes in your local area.
 
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agreed
 
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