This class was tough.
I would definitely recommend it! It was extremely challenging and fun. I feel a lot smarter for having taken it. There is a lot of work to do in Rosetta Stone, and there are a lot of discussion forums to take part in that make up a large chunk of the grade.
Learning two new alphabets (hiragana and katakana), being able to say some basic and amateur phrases in Japanese, and being able to learn about Japanese history and culture.
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Advice for students:
Stay on top of it! There is a lot of work to be done. If you fall behind, it will be very difficult to catch up. In Rosetta Stone, I cannot stress enough the absolute importance of taking notes. Looking up some specifics on Japanese grammar on Google is also helpful, as Rosetta Stone uses the immersion technique and sometimes the nuances of the grammar are not very well explained in the software. The professor should be able to help with any questions you have as well.