Learn Japanese Software Reviews

"Top 3 Learn Japanese Software Reviewed" - Updated

Do you dream of conversing in Japanese confidently and naturally and, of course, learning Japanese quickly? There are so many Learn Japanese Software courses on the internet nowadays that it's difficult understanding which products offer good quality and value. These Top Learn Japanese Software reviews will help you to invest your time and money wisely...

Review 1:     Rocket Japanese
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Rocket Japanese

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Company: Rocket Japanese
Rank: #1
Cost: Instant Download: $99 OR Hard Goods: $299 plus shipping
Guarantee: 100% 60 days Money Back
Description: Rocket Japanese is regarded as one of the best value for money Japanese software courses available. Courses like Fluenz Japanese and Tell Me More Japanese can cost 2 or 3 times the amount, and other Comparable courses, like those by Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur, can set you back $500 or even $600!

Rocket Japanese promise to get you to an intermediate level in just 2 months. They accomplish this through fun interactive games and audio lessons that utilize a variety of learning techniques.

The course consists of 5 different learning components: Interactive audio lessons, illustrated grammar lessons, listening exercises, word recall games and a verbs software game.
The online forum is also a valuable tool. Language teachers are active 24 hours a day and you can discuss any issues with them and other language students.

Purchase options: You can purchase either the hard copies or digital software. The software is more economical and can be downloaded to your computer immediately after payment (and transferred to Ipod, MP3, CD etc).


  1. A very active members only forum for questions and interaction with Rocket Language instructors and students.
  2. Free 6-day Japanese Course (so you can see the learning style, lesson quality and structure up front).
  3. 60 day no questions asked money-back guarantee.


Final comments: Rocket Japanese is a fun, captivating and professional Japanese software course with a very impressive after sales and learning support system.

Rocket is widely regarded as THE Japanese language course. It has quality, comprehesibility and value.

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What other people say about Rocket Japanese:

saraI bought this software before a trip to Japan and wanted to learn it before leaving. The family had a lot of fun doing it together as there are tons of different exercises. It is very complete and extensive. The speaking activities are very useful and I truly feel I improved my pronunciation.
Amazon.com customer

saraRocket Japanese is the most affordable and in my opinion the best product to learn Japanese there is, point blank period. It's what I've used personally and is excellent. It's $300 or so cheaper than Rosetta Stone.
Yahoo.com Answers Review

saraI had to live in Japan for a year so I took up Rocket Japanese. It's a good learning package and it helped me to get by. I heard that the whole Rocket language series is good but I've only tried Rocket Japanese. It's quite easy to learn and I enjoyed the natural way they present it.
ThisJapaneseforum.com - Learn Japanese Forum

saraWe paired Rocket Japanese up against the other top programs on the market today, and the clear winner was Rocket Japanese. It is considerably cheaper than its competition (Fluenz, Tell Me More & Rosetta Stone) and offers exceptionally well written and spoken Japanese lessons.

Review 2:     Berlitz Japanese / Chinese
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Berlitz Japanese

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Company: Berlitz Japanese
Rank: #2
Cost: $39.95
Guarantee: 100% 60 days Money Back!
Description: Berlitz have been helping people learn languages for more than 130 years. They promise to get you conversing in Japanese in just 30 days.

Berlitz offer 3 learning methods:

  • Visual lessons on your PC or Mac
  • Audio CDs which you can listen to in your car or wherever
  • Load lessons to an iPod or media player

Some features of the Berlitz Learn Japanese Course include:

  1. The ability to practice your Accent with Advanced Speech Recognition
  2. Fun interactive games
  3. Watch and listen to videos of Native Japanese Speakers in real-life situations. (I found the slow function very handy to listen clearly to pronunciation.)
  4. Four Berlitz audio CDs, iPod exercises and Flash Cards
  5. Unlimited phone and email support
  6. An added bonus (whether you wanted it or not) is you get Berlitz Chinese for free.

Final Comments: While nowhere nearly as comprehensive or polished as Rocket Japanese, Berlitz Japanese is an effective course for learning Japanese Fast. The various learning techniques make the course enjoyable and quick moving.
I would suggest the purchase of a dictionary to use along with the software for ease of word searches.

We would rate Berlitz the best in its price range, but it should be noted that at just under half the cost of Rocket Japanese it contains only a fraction of the course material

If your primary goal is a cheap course to help with Travel then Berlitz Japanese may be the package for you.

Click Here to learn more about Berlitz Japanese

Review 3:     Rosetta Stone Japanese
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Rosetta Stone

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Company: Rosetta Stone
Rank: #3
Cost: $574.00
Guarantee: 100% Money Back
Description: Rosetta Stone offer a very comprehensive learn Japanese software course backed by a solid reputation, however compared to Rocket Japanese it's a lot less value for money.

Some concerns:

  • The full emersion teaching style is not suitable for all learner types (with no translations some students get lost).
  • There isn't any conversation until level 2
  • To use the product you need to be online so it would not be possible to listen in the car or load it to an mp3 player.
Final comments: While the Rosetta Stone learn Japanese course is an excellent product with a solid reputation, Rocket Japanese have set the bar at least 2 rungs higher. Rosetta Stone is a product that you either love or hate.

Click Here to learn more about Rosetta Stone Japanese

About the Reviewers:

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Marcus Ruhl is the owner of RomanLife-RomeItaly.com and co-author of 'Quick Italian Guide', a guide outlaying the fundamentals of how to learn Italian fast. He has lived in many countries including New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Germany and Italy and speaks 5 different languages: English, Afrikaans, Japanese, Spanish and Italian.

As a past language student he is very familiar with many video, audio and online study methods and what helps new language students to learn in an efficient and sustainable manner.


Sara Sirolli is native Italian, born in Rome, and is co-writer of RomanLife-RomeItaly.com and co-author of 'Quick Italian Guide'.
She is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish and has taught Italian and Spanish language to English students for many years.

About these Learn Japanese Course Reviews

In total we reviewed 12 Learn Japanese Software Courses based on:

  • Affordability
  • Ease of use
  • Quality
  • Course Effectiveness
  • Bonuses
These are the other learn Japanese software courses (in no particular order) which didn't make our Top 3:

• Pimsleur Japanese
• Japanese learning suite
• Teach me Japanese
• Fluenz Japanese
• Lingo Japanese
• Berlitz Japanese
• Learn any Language
• Powerglide Japanese
• Tell me more Japanese

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