Summary: This game is a great addition to a japanese course. I would not recommend it on it's own, as it can be difficult to learn without interacting with others who are also learning and/or already know the language.
Summary: I have learned more than your basics with this game. I can actually speak more and read more fluently using this game. Rosetta Stone and other software applications I have used in the past really wasn't worth the money spent and I didn't learn or catch on as quickly as I did with this game. Living in Okinawa, Japan I wanted to learn more Japanese and I must say this is an awesome game. Most definitely recommend this.
Summary: We got this for my son last Christmas. He loved it. The only problem is that now when I ask him to do chores he says stuff to me in Japanese. I'm not sure if i am being acknowledged, or mocked??!!! Maybe I should start using it.
Summary: This game taught me quite a bit. I do recommend it for those who are able to write more in Japanese than I can; being in college and surrounded by people who can't read characters, I can't switch to only kana and kanji as it recommends. This is because the writing on the DS isn't going to do much in memorizing the characters - but it does teach them. I also recommend that the entire family learns and speaks it together, to aid in remembering the words.
Summary: I have had this game for nine months. When I started using it, I already had some experience with Japanese but so long ago that I had forgotten almost all of it. This game is good for someone in my position or for someone who has taken one class or has studied it on their own but is still a beginner. I think this game will be annoying for intermediates or advanced Japanese learners. The game helped me a lot.
Summary: My Japanese Coach is a great study tool for beginners and intermediate learners. I started studying japanese in college from the beginners levels to the intermediate level. I've read a great deal of comments about the game, I would like to say that My japanese Coach is simply a study tool/guide it is not meant for people to reach fluency but a simple tool to get beginners oriented with the japanese writing system, speach, and vocab.
My Japanese Coach - DS - This learning `game is awesome!
Pebbles "Pebbles", Amazon
8 June 2009
Summary: Hello I'm an autistic 21 year old adult gamer. This game is great. See I've never taken a language before to study but I love educational learning games like this. What can say I still like learning stuff. Anyway's I bought this game because in a short while I'm getting a couple of Japanese DS games off ebay. My Japanese Coach is really working well for me I'm learning a lot of Japanese which is really cool and awesome. I'm already on Lesson 9.
Summary: Hello, It seems that most who have written reviews here generally wrote them after completing only a handful of lessons. Since I'm currently up to lesson 70 after about two months of playing the game about 40 minutes a day, I think my observations may be helpful for those trying to figure out exactly how the program evolves as it introduces more complicated kanji and grammar.
Summary: I already had a rudimentary grasp of the Japanese language, but this game, in the four days I've had it, has already greatly increased my retention of what I had previously learned elsewhere and doubled my vocabulary. I'd been looking around, for quite some time, for the best way I could learn Japanese without needing to take daily, time consuming classes, when I found "My Japanese Coach.