Finished the Japanese Tree!!!!
A while ago I became an alpha-tester for the ja-en tree (not on this account) and I have just finished it! It took a lot of work and patience, but it pays off in the end! Of course I will continue to send reports like I am supposed to, I just wanted to share this moment. I am not actually allowed to show screenshots or give out info about the tree, but I can say some general things:
Really good audio! 10/10
I love that the course uses long sentences, especially in the end. This gives a deeper understanding for how the language works in general.
My only wish is that it taught more kanji.
For anyone interested in Japanese or Japanese culture, this course is definitely more than worth it! Stay excited!
I absolutely agree about the Kanji - whilst you can still enter them and they are marked as correct, you aren't specifically taught them. Example include 猫、肉、魚 and 会社.
As someone learning Mandarin, Kanji don't pose much of a challenge, but I definitely think they should include many more. Good job!
I wonder what the purpose is of not teaching them, especially when the course description claims that you'll be able to "confidently order" rāmen after completing the course.
Don't know how confident you can be ordering at a kiosk knowing less than 5% of the jōyō kanji while locals are behind you waiting in line.
That in itself doesn't really tell you one way or the other. The analogous condition attains for the Guaraní course.
But it certainly comes as no surprise that the TTS quality for a Japanese might be particularly good! (which, yes, it certainly seems to be, although I can only evaluate the seeming naturalness, not the correctness)