Level 1 Module 1 quizzes
June 29, 2019
June 30, 2019
I've also noticed that they plant little nuggets of information about some of the wrong answers after you hit the reveal button. I'm planning on going back through the lessons a second time and will start making notes on some of these little gems.
June 30, 2019
None the less as good as this course is, it does require additional outside study to become proficient in Japanese and I think they realise this which is why it is structured the way it is.
July 1, 2019
Oddly enough, I have the same feeling. I vaguely remember reading something (I thought in this course - but maybe somewhere else) about how Japanese names can mean different things depending on what Kanji characters the parents selected to represent the name. The name Yoshiko was used as an example with one meaning being "girl in a rice field." Or I could just be hallucinating the whole thing after staring at the computer screen for too long!
I don't know what the etiquette is here on threads going off topic - but I'll take a chance.
Tony-S10 also wrote: "None the less as good as this course is, it does require additional outside study to become proficient in Japanese and I think they realise this which is why it is structured the way it is."
Tony, could you please expand and explain the latter half of your comment? The part about the course structure. If you think it appropriate, please start a new thread and leave a pointer in this thread for the rest of us to follow.
July 1, 2019
July 2, 2019
In December 2018 I took the JLPT N5 and passed it on first attempt and am taking the N4 test this coming weekend in Canberra. I would say this course has helped a lot.
As for the quiz questions on here you can learn from the answers if you read all the examples.
I think it is inevitable that people serious about learning Japanese will take in the language from multiple sources.
July 5, 2019
Thank you for pointing this out. I have passed on the issue to the development team.
July 6, 2019
Thanks! Starting to learn a new language is very challenging. So many things that the student feels they have to master all at once. It can be very frustrating when you are trying to juggle one too many balls at once and then get tossed something that you have no hope of answering correctly. OK, that's life, and the language student has to learn to deal with these "learning opportunities." But I suggest that the first few lessons be made squeaky clean, so that the student has a chance to work down their frustration level and build a little confidence in themselves. If you have to know everything at once, the tendency is to just throw up your hands and say, "This language thing isn't going to happen. I quit!"
My two cents,
PS - Despite this little speed bump, I am enjoying this course a lot. Even though my frustration level rises and falls, I think I'll be able to stick with this and accomplish my goals.
July 8, 2019
June 21, 2019
Example: 1.5 quiz question 4:
Every Kanji character has a meaning. What does 田 and 中 mean?
Rice field and Middle
Middle and Good
Child and Rice field
Rice field and Good