This self-developed computer aided instruction (CAI) project is an attempt to improve elementary Japanese learning via the use of computer programs. It was originally developed as an intranet version for our Cantonese-speaking students in the JAS computer room. We now provide the Internet version of the aid for public use. It is a trimmed-down version of the intranet program with fewer sound and visual effects. This allows for greater speed over the Internet. This Japanese learning aid consists of 48 lessons which correspond to the lessons in the Japanese textbooks (Nihongo 1 and 2) published by the Japanese Studies Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
If you are interested, you can look at the sample screenshots for more details. You can start using the aid by following the listed instructions.
Our courseware covers 8 sessions. To know more, please check the List of topics - Click the image below for more sample screenshots
Japanese-Learning Aid: Computer Requirement & Instructions
Language support requirement
To use the Japanese-learning aid, you should be able to input and display Japanese on your computer and you must use PC-compatible computers with Microsoft Windows.
If you are using Windows XP, you will need to install files for East Asian language and set the Language for non-Unicode programs in Regional and Language Options to Japanese in order to view the Japanese characters. You are also required to install the Japanese IME for typing Japanese characters.
If you are using Windows 2000 or you will need to install Japanese fonts in Regional Option => General => Language setting for this system. After the installation, you are required to set the default Language in Regional Setting to Japanese in order to view the Japanese characters. You are also required to install the Japanese IME for typing Japanese characters.
If you are using non-Japanese Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows ME, you can input and display Japanese on your computer by using Japanese-enabling programs. You may consider using this resource page by Gyula Zsigri for finding a suitable Japanese-enabling program.
Web Browser Plug-in requirement
For Internet Explorer user, if you have not install Authorware player, Internet Explorer will attempt to download and install automatically. Please wait for about 5 min for this process.
You are welcome to email us if you have further questions.