Japanese Phases 1-2
Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs
- This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
- Lessons: 60
- ISBN: 9781442347076
- Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
List Price: $230.00
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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 (32 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 2 culture notes booklets
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 Phases 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 Phase. 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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- Easy to use
- It Works
- Perfects Accent
- No writing component
- Family background/Heritage
- Just for fun
Comments about Japanese Phases 1-2:
I go over each unit at least three times a day. I also repeat each word, phrase, etc, to myself to help with pronunciation. What makes Pemsleur a great product is the fact that it keeps every thing you learn fresh in your mind and gives you a recap of what you learned in the previous lesson. Pemsleur is also great at giving you cultural notes that let you know what to say and not to say while touring in a foreign country. The only two negative things I have to say about the Pemsleur product is that some units are overwhelming with vocab and phrases that it gets frustrating and sometimes I have to divide the units into two parts so that it makes it a bit more easier to retain the information giving to me. Also the Pemsleur product doesn't have a writing system, so if I want to read in that language I wouldn't be able to. Other than that Pemsleur gets five stars.
- Co is customer friendly
- Easy to use
- It Works
- No very advanced courses
- Just for fun
Comments about Japanese I-II:
Before going to any new country, I listen to the Pimsleur lessons in my car. When I get off the plane in that country, I am able to start speaking to people in their language. The response of people is always enthusiastic; they immediately become more open and helpful. I have learned many languages through Pimsleur and am a big fan. Now I use it when I drive for entertainment and relaxation. The only problems I have encountered are with the accents (tones) in languages like Mandarin or Thai