Pimsleur Japanese Level 3 MP3

Pimsleur Japanese Level 3 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442310964
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  • 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 Levels 1 and 2.

In the first 10 lessons, you will expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations eagerly, confident of being understood.

In the next 10 lessons, your skills will demonstrate ever-increasing mastery of Japanese. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.

In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural sounding, near-native accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self-confidence soars as you no longer experience the language and culture as a foreigner, but as someone with a deepening insight into the Japanese-speaking world.

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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurJapanese Phase 3, Units 1-30
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (5)
  • It works (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Fun (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (6)
    • Business/work (4)
    • Fun (4)
    • Travel (4)
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    4.0

    Much have I learned, yet more do I need.

    By Luiz

    from Stockholm

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Japanese Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        Hello fellow language geeks. I have now listened through all three phases, with particular excitement for this one. I must say, that if I could not at this point SERVE the emperor, then Pimsleur have failed. But they haven't...
        Point being that, for a casual learner like myself, I think the level of formality is quite overdone, if not extremely...and I think many japanese people would agree with me.
        I have lived in Japan for one year, and never have I come across that degree of submission/politeness in speech. There are other levels of speaking which are not talked about at all in here. This makes normal approach very hard in daily life, and especially awkward with young people.
        If you guys are making a fourth, and please do, just take this in consideration...onegaishimas. :)
        Let bliss rain upon you all, pimsleurers.

         
        4.0

        Wonderful Program

        By Sandy the Sipper

        from Reading, PA

        About Me Business person, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Only 3 Levels
        • Short On Vocabulary

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Japanese Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        I first studied Japanese at The Japan Society in NYC in the mid-80s. One class a week. Just a smattering, but it gave me a bit of a background, particularly because I learned some kana and kanji. When I began the Pimsleur Course, some of it was review. (That is to say, I knew a few words here and there). It did help that I knew the syllables involved, which I would not have known had I not studied previously. For example, I knew that desu [pron, des] does have a u at the end. It is short on vocabulary, but I have learned so much, including proper pronunciation (which was missing at The Japan Society. Memorizing vocabulary as part of a study routine does not ensure proper pronunciation. In fact, quite the opposite occurs.) I found that providing pronunciation--as the course does--from the end to the beginning of a word quite helpful. Clears the mind. Eliminates the initial terror (Yikes, what was that!) you might experience upon hearing something foreign. The few times I had trouble hearing a word correctly, I resorted to my Japanese dictionary or went online. (Yes, I cheated.) I wanted to be sure I knew what the separate words were. (I know, I know. No pens. Still, I found it helpful.) Speaking and comprehension, of course, is the object of the course. And that is the strength of the Pimsleur Method. I now actually wake up with words or phrases in my head. During the first level, I dreamt some words in Japanese. Of course, most of my dreams were in English, but I had actually substituted phrases in Japanese. Considering that Japanese is not a language one hears frequently (or at all) during the day, the method works excellently on many levels. I did not give it 5 stars, however, because it is somewhat light on vocabulary. Nonetheless, it's definitely the place to start for any language--either new or in review. I tried a few others online and was not impressed. I think my only option to improve my Japanese will be to find a private tutor. Right now, I feel I have somewhat of a handle on construction that I would not have had with any other system. I am more confident in Japanese than I was after 2 years of German and 2 years of Italian and 6 years of French. I am going to brush up on my Italian next (and even tried a test CD). Fabulous. If there is a level 4 in the offing for Japanese, I will definitely purchase it. I would recommend this program wholeheartedly to anyone seeking to learn a language, especially one that is somewhat inaccessible to Americans. Imagine how much easier it will be to study or review one of the romance languages in this method.

        One more thing: After 6 years of studying French, a friend and I attended a play in French (one of Moliere's). I remember being very upset because I could not understand much at all. Yet, I can listen to the opening conversations on the Pimsleur CDs and follow them 100%. Now that is what I'm talking about!

         
        4.0

        Please give me more!

        By Xafirox

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Student, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Japanese Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        I listen to 1 unit twice a day, on the way to work and coming home from work, or once a day before bed if I didn't have work or if I simply couldn't find time to do it a second time.
        Constant practice is great. I can remember every word I have learned through the course instantly just like I can in English.
        The only drawback is, there is not enough vocabulary. Hopefully there will be a phase 4 soon just like there is an Italian phase 4 to teach vocabulary.
        There is plenty of vocabulary for sure, but it would be nice for more.
        If you don't pay attention, though, it will be boring.

         
        5.0

        Love It

        By Greg

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Business person

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Real Conversations

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Japanese Phase 3, Units 1-30:

          I usually do a lesson every morning before work and then usually redo it in the evening unless that lesson was especially easy. It works great and doesn't take too much time this way. Phase 3 seems to be a bit more business focused (planning meetings, parties, etc)
          I think Pimsleur is the next best thing to moving to Japan and spending your days practicing your Japanese on people. I highly recommend it!

           
          4.0

          Works, but it could work even better

          By Dutch Aussie

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Software Developer, Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No dictionary

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Japanese Phase 3, Units 1-30:

          You are continually hearing as well as speaking Japanese in a conversational setting.
          It is also easy to use, insofar that it does not require an elaborate computer setup.
          The Pimsleur app makes it easier to use and I like the replay again button ( go back 10 seconds)
          I use this app on my tablet, so once again simple to use.
          I will do a lesson first thing in the morning while I am still in bed. Same holds true in the evening.
          Japanese pronunciation is not easy and unnatural for westerners. Even hearing the pronunciation many times, I have uncertainties as to whether I got it right ( many words sound very similar). As a result there is now a ? or uncertainty attached to a word or sounds and the consequence is a hesitation or pause whenever I hit this word or have to say it. I address this problem by making use of a Japanese dictionary.

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