Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3

Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: 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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Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • It works (8)
  • Portable (8)
  • Fun (7)
  • Perfects accent (6)

Cons

  • No writing component (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (6)
  • Self-improvement (5)
  • Fun (3)
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5.0

excited about doing the entire course (japanese levels 1-4)

By Reuben

from undisclosed

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Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3:

So far I've done level one, and part of level two, 38 lessons in total. This is an excellent program. I bought my first ever MP3 player just so I could do these audio lessons while walking around the house. The 3 people (an American man, and 2 native Japanese speakers) who do the voice work for Pimsleur Japanese are talented and professional. I've enjoyed their work very much, and I'd like to thank them! I have recommended this course to others. It is challenging, but that's something I like about it. I expect to complete the whole thing before summer and then continue my Japanese studies somehow. I'd love to hear that more levels were being planned.

 
5.0

Pimsleur has become part of my daily routine!

By Mari

from Okinawa, Japan

About Me Government employee

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3:

I love this app! Every morning during my run, I listen to the previous day's lesson.. and then later during my drive to work, I listen to the new lesson. I do my best to try out what I've learned during the day. Thank you!

 
5.0

It's good. Buy it and you wont be sorry :)

By jose villegas

from albuquerque new mexico

About Me Business person, Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No grammer
  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3:

i listen to it everyday on the way home from work Monday through Friday in my car.

Service and delivery comments:

i got the MP3s right away when i bought them.

 
5.0

Best way for me to learn

By Brimai

from Cincinnati,Ohio

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3:

    I have used Pimsleur language course for Chinese and Japanese. It is the best way I have used to learn a new language. After trying many others, Pimsleur is the what I use. I load it on my iPOD, walk, or drive and study 30 minutes everyday. My Japanese friend is amazed how quickly I learned their language. I would recommend this method to anyone.

     
    5.0

    Learning Quickly.

    By .

    from Washington DC

    About Me Traveler

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Formal/polite language only.

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Level 2 MP3:

    Japanese through Pimsleur has been great. I've learned more in 6 months than I ever expected to. One down side is that the lessons only teach formal and polite verb forms. People like me with close Japanese friends would benefit greatly from short-form training as well.

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    Bassman-md from Lees Summit, Missouri