Reviews by Chris Kern
Probably the biggest defining features of her system are:
- Intense work on spoken Japanese in the beginning with no written
Japanese whatsoever. Even kana is not done until perhaps the second
semester of a college-level class.
- Emphasis on memorization of dialogues and substitution drills.
- The idea that work in the beginning should be focused on the tapes/CDs and drills with native speakers. The romaji writing is used only to remind the student of what he's already heard on the CDs -- it is not to be used for learning new material.
I found it interesting, but not very helpful in learning the kanji.