Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3

Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442310599
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Includes 30 lessons (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus a User’s Guide and Culture Notes Booklet

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Japanese
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Japanese will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
-- 60 minutes of recorded Culture Notes to provide you some insight into Japanese culture
- in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Culture Notes Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Japanese Level 1.

In the first 10 lessons you’ll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon you’ll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local tourist attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands.

The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You’ll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather.

In the final 10 lessons you’ll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll learn to express yourself with relative structures – faster, slower, etc. You’ll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. You’ll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, you’ll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you’ll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

One hour of recorded Cultural Notes are included at the end of Lesson 30. These Notes are designed to provide you with some insight into Japanese culture. A Culture Notes booklet is included.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

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. Japanese has many “registers” or levels of politeness. Pimsleur’s Japanese courses will teach you how to speak at a polite register, which is appropriate in virtually any situation you are likely to encounter in Japan.

Tech Talk
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3
 
4.3

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • It works (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)
  • Portable (3)

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4.0

Yakity-yack, Now your talkin back!

By Learner girl

from VA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement

Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3:

After using another method for many hours that does not allow for formulating thoughts in my native language, I found I couldn't express my self because I couldn't for the life of me think of what I wanted to say and remember the words in Japanese. Pemsleur works with how I learn as an adult by training my brain to be able to express in Japanese what I formulate in English. The Pemsluer method also helps me lean to hear and understand at normal speaking speed. My Japanese daughter-in-law is also very impressed at my accent which is easy for her to understand. It is also very easy to listen to the program as I do various daily tasks with the lesson lengths being perfect. I plan to use all levels of Pemsleur Japanese.

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4.0

Very helpful learning tool

By D

from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No Visual Aids
  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement

Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3:

Pimsleur doesn't just throw you in to sink or swim like so many other products that I've tried in the past. The program introduces language slowly and repeatedly with explanations and examples. The lessons gradually become more difficult, but by then you should know enough and be confident enough to have no problem with advancing with the software. I found myself speaking simple Japanese after just a few lessons. Of course, different methods work for different people, but for me this one was highly effective.

 
5.0

Terrific! fits my learning style.

By Bzbz.

from Los Angeles CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3:

    Fits my learning style...loaded into my iPhone, so with earbuds or Sync'd to my car, I can use it on the go or whenever I'm waiting or traveling. No downside for me. I repeat lessons until I can keep up, and go back occasionally.

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