As you may or may not know - I am trying (although slowly) to learn Japanese using Rosetta Stone. It's going well, but I was having a tough time remembering letters to read the words that are shown in the software.
Well, turns out there is an e-learning site run by a friend of a friend - where I can just learn to read hiragana
- awesome name for an e-learning site, huh? Their iknow
software is pretty sweet and gives you specific items to study.
In 2 weeks, I've 100% learned 8 pieces of hiragana
and am familiar with the 96 pieces.
my one gripe with the site - is that they should dump all the social networking features - they make for a REALLY wonky and confusing User Interface. Just because you are a good instructional designer does not make you a good interface designer.
and this would be the friend that recommended the site:
Photo courtesy of my husband
- the amazing photographer