Free Audio Lesson
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 5 lessons and culture notes as MP3 download (3.5 hrs), plus a Culture Notes Booklet.
The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!
This course includes Lessons 26-30 plus reading instruction from the Japanese Level 3 program featuring 3.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese.
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 with your download.
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.
- 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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- Easy to use
- It Works
- Perfects Accent
- No writing component
- Just for fun
Comments about Japanese Phase 3, Unit 26-30:
I completed the full Pimsleur Japanese course about 15 years ago and I am back for a refresher. Here is some advice... It's important to complete all phases of Pimsleur Japanese before going to Japan. If you do that, you will be able to get by during shopping, eating out, etc. If you supplement Pimsleur with a Japanese reading and writing program you will really be ready to go to Japan.
Next, I have done the full Rosetta Stone course... it's pretty good but the listening and speaking lessons in Pimsleur are far better. Pimsleur teaches pattern sentences so that you can quickly respond in Japanese without thinking. Also, Pimsleur lessons speak at NORMAL speed while the Rosetta Stone lessons are unrealistically slow. After finishing Rosetta Stone, I needed to come back to Pimsleur to bring my speaking and listening skills up to speed. Also, I love the digital format... Years ago I had to use tapes and CDs. Now I can carry the full Pimsleur course on my Iphone everywhere I go.