Japanese I-III

Japanese I-III

Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 90
  • ISBN: 9780743557535
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Description

Includes 90 lessons and culture notes on 48 CDs, plus 3 culture notes booklet

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete Japanese course includes all of Levels I, II, and III – 45 hours of spoken language practice and three hours of Notes providing background on Japanese language and culture. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high intermediate level of speaking and understanding Japanese. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wideranging 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.

Description

Includes 90 lessons and culture notes on 48 CDs, plus 3 culture notes booklet

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete Japanese course includes all of Levels I, II, and III – 45 hours of spoken language practice and three hours of Notes providing background on Japanese language and culture. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high intermediate level of speaking and understanding Japanese. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wideranging 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.

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4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • It works (12)
  • Portable (11)
  • Perfects accent (8)
  • Fun (7)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Business/work (9)
  • Fun (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (7), Student (6), Traveler (4)

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5.0

Very happy

By Patty Polyglot

from Athens, Tn

About Me Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Time commitment

Best Uses

    Comments about Japanese I-III:

    I use this product as recommended: once a day, every day. I would consider myself to be a visual learner but Pimsleur has shown me differently. It's simple and it works so I'm happy. I do find that as I progress, I am needing to do each lesson more than once so I can progress into the next lesson without being confused. That's more of my own learning disabilities and less Pimsleur's fault. I recommend this to everyone. If you can find the time and devotion to 30 minutes a day, you won't regret it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best there is!

    By Collinsprinkles

    from Yakima, WA

    About Me Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable
    • Sticks In Your Memory

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Japanese Phases 1-3:

      Pimsleur is the real deal. It truly is the fastest way to learn a language. I majored in Linguistics in college where we studied the works of Paul Pimsleur. The method really does work - and is a lot cheaper than college language classes! It is very challenging if not impossible to learn from a non-native speaker or learn from a book and develop near-native fluency. The program is set up in a way that stores the language into your long term memory. The Japanese covered in this course is very fundamental to any situation you may encounter. Emphasis on social cues are included as well as double-consonants. By the time you are done with Stage 3 you will have a VERY sound working knowledge of Japanese and could easily get around there. It quickly surpassed the four semesters I took in college and made my pronunciation, fluency and overall confidence higher.

       
      5.0

      This method really works

      By Danica Globe Trot

      from Central CA

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Japanese Phases 1-3:

          We've studied Japanese from books, podcasts and with Genki. After all that, I met a Japanese lady and couldn't think of anything coherent to say. This method gives us mastery of a bit of material every day, and at the end we just know the right particle to use, for example, in the structures presented, without memorizing a lot of reasons why.
          I listen on the way to work or when tidying up around the house. After enough fairly painless practice, the lovely moment comes when I just know the right response without going through any brain struggle.
          My husband did German one and I did Polish one with similar gratifying results. What a delight to have the ability to understand some basic sentences, and to construct our own easily.
          For Japanese, the lack of instruction with written material is a huge limitation, but we have other resources for that. Maybe next time I see that Japanese lady I won't say it's old when I mean it's cold, because I'm learning the words in a meaningful context instead of from a long vocabulary list.

           
          5.0

          Well worth the price

          By Vic Knight

          from Ohio

          About Me Business person

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Fun
          • It Works
          • Perfects Accent

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • No writing component

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Japanese I-III:

          Excelllent at getting the beginner out of the stuttering/ hemmimg/ hawing stage of learning to speak. Repetition of words and phrases, as well as answering the questions , enables you to discern quickly the content of the sentence,and to respond accurately without "thinking it to death" before replying. Matching your inflections and intonation to the recorded examples is easy, and imitating the native speakers at a normal conversational rate provide a sound base for eliminating your own accent in time.

          Wonderful way to build speaking and listening skills.

          My only wish is a vocabulary list to be included. It is hard to figure out spelling in a new language.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful product, it works perfectly!

          By Taren

          from Biloxi, MS

          About Me Military personnel

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Fun
          • It Works
          • Perfects Accent
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business/Work
            • Just for fun
            • Self-improvement
            • Travel

            Comments about Japanese Phases 1-3:

            The audio lessons helped to really put the language into my head. Often times I would be walking around and think "if somebody tried to talk to me in japanese right now, how well could I respond with that I know?" At times like those I easily recalled much of what I learned, even though I haven't done the lessons nearly as regularly as recommended.

            The program definitely put the langauge into my head, and I highly recommend this to anybody that wants to learn Japanese, or even a language in general. Pimsleur is one of the best out there, if not vying to be the best.

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