Japanese: the Spoken Language is a multimedia software program designed to teach beginning, intermediate and advanced students to communicate orally in Japanese. This comprehensive set of materials includes a textbook, video and audio-cassettes, and a DVD-ROM. The DVD ROM features over 145 on-location video clips, more than 10,000 audio clips of conversations and other events, close to 10,000 photographs and illustrations. It contains a variety of performance-oriented exercises and can be used for instruction in high schools, colleges, and business settings. It is also effective as a self-study tool for individuals who want to study spoken Japanese. Developed by Professor Mari Noda, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and the instructional technology team of the Ohio State Foreign Language Center, this multimedia program is based on years of instructional research and pedagogy.