The Rosetta Stone Japanese Levels 1-3 (Version 4 / Mac / Download) uses visuals and sounds to train you to speak and think, as well as read and write in Japanese. Instead of teaching you to memorize and repeat, it leads you to recognize patterns, speak intuitively, and be confident in your pronunciations. From the first lesson, you'll hear and use only Japanese. Your native language won't play a part at all, and you'll be engaged actively. The teaching sequence places a higher focus on speech and thought, but it also effectively balances reading and writing.
Levels 1-3 feature 150 hours of instructional content, 50 hours in each level, that will teach you the skills to enjoy social interactions, like travel, shopping, and sharing your ideas and opinions. Level 1 teaches basic conversational skills, such as greetings, introductions, and simple questions and answers. Level 2 focuses on getting around, making and receiving phone calls, and making reservations. Level 3 presents scenarios in health and well-being, celebratory events, and making measurements. You'll learn to ask for a band-aid, interact at birthday parties, purchase the right proportions at a deli, and the like. You'll start speaking in the very first lesson. In each one you'll be introduced to situations where you'll learn to understand the relevant language skills.
Included with your purchase is a 3-month free trial of Rosetta Stone's TOTALe mobile app service, which you can use to progress through the 150 hours of lessons on a phone or tablet. As you find most convenient for you, you can switch between your home computer and TOTALe in completing the lessons. TOTALe additionally offers interactive learning games and live online sessions with other learners on your level.
Your purchase provides you with an instant download and activation of Levels 1, 2, and 3, and TOTALe. Levels 1-3 can be installed on up to two computers, not limited to one location, for up to five usernames, and the TOTALe trial is for one user. Users must be at least 13 years of age to use this package.