VocabuLearn – is it really about vocabulary?

Posted in japanese on November 20th, 2008 by admin

Expanding your vocabulary is considered to be one of the most important, and I would say, difficult tasks in language acquisition. Especially if you’re living some place that is far enough from Japan. ┬áSo, finally you came across the product that offers you easy and fun way to extend your vocabulary

offering approximately 7500 nouns, adjectives and adverbs, expressions and verbs over the three levels.

I’m talking about VocabuLearn Japanese Complete

Well, if you decide to buy it please be well aware of what you’re buying. Essentially the list of chaotically aligned nouns, verbs and phrases. These words are pronounced in English and Japanese. That’s it.

No context, no usage examples, no topics, nothing… How I’m I supposed to remember 300 words in 10 minutes if everything you do is just read them one by one with 5 seconds interval. Moreover you hear annoying music in background. I cannot really grasp the idea of the guys who created that piece of … media.

Summary: if you want to spend $50 go and rent 10 Japanese DVD’s.