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 as MP3 download (2.5 hrs).
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 course includes Lessons 6-10 from the Japanese Level 3 program featuring 2.5 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.
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
- Just for fun
Comments about Japanese Phase 3, Unit 06-10:
I'm currently about halfway through level three of Pimsleur Japanese. For a native English speaker, Japanese is about as difficult a language to learn as can be, but it's sinking in, despite my age (late 50s), and it's fun. I do one class daily on the commute to or from work. Generally, I'll cycle through a set of five classes twice--so a set takes me two work weeks to master.
As someone familiar with the "scholastic" approach to language learning (I've a college minor in Spanish, along with semester of French), I can vouch for the success of Pimsleur's more "immersive" approach.
The proof? I've a son-in-law who's fluent in Japanese, and he's impressed with my progress, particularly my pronunciation. Based on that, his wife, my daughter (a multilingual English/German/Dutch speaker), is starting the Pimsleur Japanese program.
My only caveat is that sometimes listening in the car makes hearing new vocabulary difficult. Occasionally I've discovered in later lessons that I was mispronouncing something. Or I've had to research online to figure out what a specific word was.
On the other hand, trial and error is exactly the process a child goes through. So I'm not complaining.
Final note: Once I finish level three Japanese, I've convinced a friend to tackle Pimsleur Russian with me next!