ERIC Number: ED395455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-19
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Assisted Language Learning for Japanese on the Macintosh: An Update of What's Available.
Darnall, Cliff; And Others
This paper outlines a presentation on available Macintosh computer software for learning Japanese. The software systems described are categorized by their emphasis on speaking, writing, or reading, with a special section on software for young learners. Software that emphasizes spoken language includes "Berlitz for Business Japanese,""CORE-NE Japanese,""Dynamic Japanese," and "Learn to Speak Japanese." For the study of written Japanese, recommendations include "Blackbelt Japanese,""Fundamental Japanese,""Kana,""Kanalab,""Kanji Exercises,""KanjiCard,""KanjiWorks Advanced Version,""MacSunrise Script 2000,""Spectra Kanji," and "World Geography." Reading-oriented programs include "AutoGloss/J,""CATERS,""MacJDic,""Mikan," and "Understanding Written Japanese." Two programs are recommended for younger readers: "All-in-One Language Fun!" and "Just Grandma and Me." Each listing offers system requirements, price, and a 1-page review of the program. Addresses for software developers and suppliers are appended. (NAV)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Integrated Learning Systems, Japanese, Oral Language, Programmed Instructional Materials, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Writing Skills
Center for the Improvement of the Teaching of Japanese (CITJ), c/o University High School, 1212 W. Springfield, Urbana, IL 61801 ($3).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Apple Macintosh
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Anaheim, CA, November 18-20, 1995).