Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs
- This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
- Lessons: 60
- ISBN: 9780743557542
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List Price: $495.00
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Learn a new language while commuting, while cleaning the house, or working out. Like millions before you, discover the power of the scientifically sequenced and portable Pimsleur Method.
Includes 60 lessons and culture notes on 32 CDs, plus 2 culture notes booklet
Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you’ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. 30 minutes a day is all it takes. This Japanese course includes all of Levels 1 and 2 – 30 hours of spoken language practice and two hours of Notes providing background on the Japanese language and culture. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding and reading English.
Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world.
Culture Notes are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. Totaling about three hours, these Notes are designed to provide you with background information on the language and insight into the culture. A Notes booklet is also included in PDF format.
About the Japanese Language
Japanese is spoken by about 130 million people, 122 million of whom are in Japan. There are also speakers in the Ryukyu Islands, Korea, Taiwan, parts of the United States, and Brazil. Pimsleur's Japanese teaches a polite level of Japanese, which is appropriate for use in most situations in Japan.