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Robo-Sensei (Ind)

Robo-Sensei (Ind)

ISBN:
9780887274237
by Noriko Nagata
Description

Robo-Sensei is an interactive software program for learning and practicing grammar principles that are essential to the mastery of Japanese. Using artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and an enjoyable one-on-one method, Robo-Sensei provides detailed feedback to students as they work through a fun series of 24 modules from beginning to advanced levels.

Within Robo-Sensei's colorful program, you'll be taken through a series of practice drills, such as fill-in-the-blank, sentence composition, dictation, and reading short letters and passages, that mimic real-life communicative situations. As you compose your own sentences in response to each new situation, Robo-Sensei uses artificial intelligence technology to interpret your responses, correct your mistakes, and provide feedback on the nature of your errors. Robo-Sensei provides learners with the opportunity to practice Japanese anywhere — at home, while traveling, or in a school language lab — and receive specific feedback to help improve their particular weaknesses.

A demo version of Robo-Sensei is available at the following website.

To purchase the edition licensed for language labs, click here.

Minimum Requirements

Windows: Windows 2000 or higher (Japanese Windows 98/ME is also supported); 90 MB free hard drive space; an additional 230 MB is required to install supplemental language support; Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+, Netscape 7.1+, or Mozilla Firefox 2+ with JavaScript enabled, the freely downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader. Windows Vista is supported.
NOTE: If you are using Windows XP/Vista, we strongly recommend upgrading or installing the latest version of Java from Sun Microsystems, rather than the version included with this CD-ROM.

Mac: OS X; 120 MB free hard drive space; Internet browser with JavaScript enabled, the freely downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader. Robo-Sensei runs on Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. In Safari and Firefox on OS 10.3.9 or below, Robo-Sensei's text areas scroll from bottom to top. This is a global feature of the browser's Java plug-in on Mac, over which Robo-Sensei has no control. If you prefer to see the text scroll from top to bottom, please use Internet Explorer. Robo-Sensei's package includes Internet Explorer for you to install into your computer.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2004
Format: 
CD-ROM
Reviews

The strength of Robo-Sensei is clearly evident in its answer-judging capability. It gives remarkably flexible feedback by analyzing the student's input, and not by predicted incorrect answers.

— Kazumi Hatasa (Purdue University) in Oshirase, the newsletter of the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT)
About the Series

Robo-Sensei is an interactive software program for learning and practicing grammar principles that are essential to the mastery of Japanese. Using artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and an enjoyable one-on-one method, Robo-Sensei provides detailed feedback to students as they work through a fun series of 24 modules from beginning to advanced levels.

Within Robo-Sensei's colorful program, you'll be taken through a series of practice drills, such as fill-in-the-blank, sentence composition, dictation, and reading short letters and passages, that mimic real-life communicative situations. As you compose your own sentences in response to each new situation, Robo-Sensei uses artificial intelligence technology to interpret your responses, correct your mistakes, and provide feedback on the nature of your errors. Robo-Sensei provides learners with the opportunity to practice Japanese anywhere at home, while traveling, or in a school language lab and receive specific feedback to help improve their particular weaknesses.

A demo version of Robo-Sensei is available at the following website.

To purchase the edition licensed for language labs, click here.

Minimum Requirements

Windows: Windows 2000 or higher (Japanese Windows 98/ME is also supported); 90 MB free hard drive space; an additional 230 MB is required to install supplemental language support; Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+, Netscape 7.1+, or Mozilla Firefox 2+ with JavaScript enabled, the freely downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader. Windows Vista is supported.
NOTE: If you are using Windows XP/Vista, we strongly recommend upgrading or installing the latest version of Java from Sun Microsystems, rather than the version included with this CD-ROM.

Mac: OS X; 120 MB free hard drive space; Internet browser with JavaScript enabled, the freely downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader. Robo-Sensei runs on Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. In Safari and Firefox on OS 10.3.9 or below, Robo-Sensei's text areas scroll from bottom to top. This is a global feature of the browser's Java plug-in on Mac, over which Robo-Sensei has no control. If you prefer to see the text scroll from top to bottom, please use Internet Explorer. Robo-Sensei's package includes Internet Explorer for you to install into your computer.