Patrick Mcgrath

Rocket Japanese United States

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I spent ten years studying Mandarin Chinese and learned a fair amount about language learning in the process. I'm studying Japanese now using Rocket Japanese and have found it to be an efficient, effective platform for language self-learning. One small area for improvement would be to cut out the intro music and unnecessary banter in the downloadable audio lessons. They're nice to listen to the first time but get in the way while reviewing lessons. The other area that needs improvement is the Write It! lessons. The keyboard is too small and the main Hiragana keyboard only contains 45 of the 46 Hiragana characters, repeating the tsu character instead. The final Hiragana character, wo, is on the Alt keyboard rather than on the main keyboard in place of the redundant tsu character. It would also be very helpful if a Romaji keyboard was provided as it takes considerable hunting to find the right Hiragana characters for someone unfamiliar with them.