Hi, I am Shingo SATO, a native speaker with more than 10 years of experience teaching Japanese.
The Japan Foundation has released their Irodori Practice app to help Japanese language learners gain a better understanding of the language. The app provides a variety of features to assist learners in their language-learning journey. In this blog post, I’ll take a look at the features, advantages, disadvantages and FAQs of this app.
Overview of Irodori Practice App
The Irodori Practice app is designed to assist Japanese language learners in their journey to mastering the language. This app is an extract of the “Practice” portion of the Irodori Online Course.The app provides a variety of features to help users practice and learn their Japanese language knowledge, i.e. Japanese characters, words, expressions, and grammar.
Advantages of Irodori Practice App
Here are the advantages compared to the Irodori Online Course.
- Can be used offline
- No registration is required
Can be used offline
While the Irodori Online Course requires an internet connection, this app can be used offline, meaning that you can study without Wi-Fi or mobile communication.
No registration is required
Disadvantages of Irodori Practice App
This app is an excellent app for learning language knowledge, but it does have its disadvantages.
- No learning history is kept
- Not all the features of the Irodori Online Course are available
No learning history is kept
While not requiring registration to use the app may be an advantage, there are some disadvantages that come with it. Unlike the Irodori Online Course, this app does not keep a learning history. Therefore, there is no certificate of completion.
Not all the features of the Irodori Online Course are available
As mentioned earlier, this app can only use some of the functions of the Irodori Online Course. While you can watch videos, work on listening comprehension questions, and practice conversations in the online course, the app can only help you learn language knowledge.Who is this app for?
This app is suitable for people who:
- Want to memorize language knowledge offline at any time
- Do not need a learning history or certificate
- Do not want to provide personal information
If you want to practice different exercises online, I recommend the Irodori Online Course.
FAQs about the Irodori Practice App
Here are frequently asked question about this app.
Is the Irodori Practice app free?
Yes, this app is completely free and has no ads. So you can concentrate on learning.
Is the Irodori Practice app available in languages other than Japanese and English?
It depends on the level. The Starter level （A1 level）includes Indonesian, Khmer, Mongolian, Myanmar, Nepalese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese versions in addition to Japanese and English, while the elementary level（A2） includes only Japanese and English.
Is the Irodori Practice app suitable for beginners?
Yes, this app covers starter to elementary level. So you can learn Japanese from scratch.
Overall, the Irodori Practice app is a great tool for Japanese language learners. The app offers a variety of features to help users practice and learn Japanese language knowledge.
It is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their Japanese language skills, especially those who want to practice and learn Japanese language knowledge at any time.
Read the following post to learn more about Irodori.
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