So guys, my body's brother works for a company that offered him TRS, which he never used so, he gave it to me. Today is day four of using it, but I'm convinced it is, as it suggests, the best language learning software as it shows and reads out a sentence then you pick the corresponding answer from four pictures. It works because instead of telling you anything, you keep picking until you get the correct one. The nature of the pictures changes in such a way that you are confident about the meaning of a word as you progress to the next set. I've been setting aside an hour each day, but it really only takes 30 minutes to complete a lesson.
I can't yet really call this a success story as I've really only just begun learning, but I have noticed many of my friends were already considering TRS, but weren't sure if they should take that route due to the significant investment of money
To be fair, I've only used two other language learning software: one program which was more of a dictionary than anything else, and My Japanese Coach for DS, which is more hands on learning. Which again, to be fair, MJC gives a unique opportunity to learn hiragana by tracing the characters as they fade.
For anyone who hasn't heard this little speech yet: I feel it is important for people to know at least a second language, regardless of what that language is, to show that that person has a better understanding of the nature of people as a whole. As for myself, I have been passively hammering at Japanese since I was about fourteen, but I'm hoping to gain a mastery of it as I progress. I could have taken Quebecian French or Mexicanese in high school, but both dialects of those languages would not have helped me in any interest. I took, but quit German; I probably could have passed it, but I had problems then. Japanese is far more helpful to my interests though ^.^
6 years, 10 months ago
09 Dec 2011 08:24 CET