Pimsleur Japanese Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software

Pimsleur Japanese Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software

Pimsleur. The Art of Conversation. Down to a Science.

  • Format: Download
  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9781508216780
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $450.00

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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.

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Description

Japanese Levels 1-4 (120, 30-min. daily lessons) Software + mobile app with interactive tools: Audio lessons teach speaking, understanding, and reading. Review tools include digital flash cards and Quick Match quiz, and Speak Easy conversation practice.

Every Level of Pimsleur Japanese Unlimited contains approximately 15 hours of audio language instruction in 30 daily lessons featuring the proven Pimsleur Method, plus ...

• Up to 20 Reading Lessons to introduce you to reading,
• 300 digital flash cards allow you to practice, brush up, or review,
• And with the Quick Match interactive phrase game, you get 300 questions to challenge you.
• 30 Speak Easy conversations allow you to fine-tune conversational skills and perfect your accent,
• 30 spectacular high resolution travel photographs to inspire and enhance your cultural education,
• 30 light bulb moments to connect culture and history to your language learning.

Over 50 years ago, Dr. Paul Pimsleur developed a method that transformed language learning. Since then, millions have used this system to begin to speak and understand a new language quickly. You can too.

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.

With Unlimited mobile, you learn fast as you roam free.

Still only 30 minutes a day, Pimsleur Unlimited is completely portable, and audio lessons are hands-free; you can do them in the car, at the gym, or while out for a walk. Lessons sync across devices, so while you’re free to ramble, the app keeps your language learning firmly on track.

Digital flash cards and the Quick Match interactive phrase game provide listening and reading practice and review, and Speak Easy conversations help you to engage with the language. They pull you into the culture, fixing rhythm and intonation in your mind, and helping you to develop a near-native accent.

Every course is painstakingly crafted to highlight and explore the culture where your new language is spoken. Pimsleur Unlimited features high-res photos with light bulb captions that delight and inform, and covering everything from art and architecture, to festivals, history, vivid landscapes, and cultural curiosities.

What You’ll Learn
This program includes all of Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4.

With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. By the end of the program, you’ll have gained experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll learn to speak about your professional and personal life, needs, likes and dislikes, and to create complex sentences discussing the past, present, future, conditional, and subjunctive. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers.

Reading and Writing in Japanese
By the 5th century AD Chinese characters began to be widely used in Japan. This early alphabet, Kanji, created new literacy, but brought many complications in pronunciation. In the 8th century, two new phonetic alphabets, or kana, were devised to bridge the gap: Hiragana and Katakana. Hiragana is used along with the Kanji to show the syllables that form suffixes and particles – “sounds” in other words, while Katakana was used for foreign loan words, like “coffee” or “computer.” Today in Japan, the three writing systems are combined, with Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana often appearing within a single sentence.

In these courses you will learn to read Hiragana and Katakana and learn to recognize and "read" some Kanji characters of familiar words.

Learning the sound of each letter alone and in culturally distinct combinations allows your brain to process what you’re hearing in the audio lessons from a new and different perspective. It’s a powerful combination that makes Pimsleur different from every other method on the market.

Review on Your Terms
Reinforce what you’ve learned quickly and effectively with flash cards. Created to help you practice the most-essential vocabulary, the cards contain words and short phrases from the daily audio lessons. The Quick Match interactive phrase game will help you to challenge yourself with longer phrases and sentences in a fun and fast-paced way. Brush up, or dive deep — it’s all up to you.

Expand Your Horizons. Reconnect with Your Heritage. Travel with Confidence.
Experience language learning like never before. Pimsleur Unlimited: easy, engaging, and fun.

The Japanese Language
Japanese is spoken by about approximately 122 million people in Japan. There are also speakers in the Ryukyu Islands, Korea, Taiwan, parts of the US, and Brazil. Pimsleur's Japanese teaches a polite level of Japanese appropriate for most situations in Japan. In Level 4, you will also learn some ways of speaking in a less formal manner, used in conversation between friends, family members, or colleagues who are at the same level in an organization.

Pimsleur Unlimited is designed for use by one registered user, plus up to three household members, and may be installed on up to four devices.

Pimsleur Unlimited runs on MAC or PC computers, and on mobile devices for iOS and most Androids.

Minimum System Requirements

Pimsleur Unlimited Desktop

• Broadband Internet connection for installation and program updates
• Minimum 4GB RAM
• Minimum 10GB free disk space
• 1024 x 768 display resolution

Windows
• 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or AMD processor
• Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit versions supported);
• Windows 8.1 (Classic or greater)
• Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit versions supported);

Mac OS
• Intel Core Duo or faster processor
• Mac OS X v 10.7 or greater

Pimsleur Unlimited Mobile
• Wi-Fi for installation and syncing progress across devices

iOS 9 or greater
• iPhone 5 or larger screen
• iPad

Android 5 or greater
• Most Android smartphones and tablets with 1280 X 720 or larger screen

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5.0

Better Late than Never...

By David

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Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

I wish I had this program all those years ago when I was flailing away in school. The daily lessons are sinking in. Also, the more I review the lessons, the easier the responses seem to roll off of my tongue. This program challenges me and my family is already impressed with my results. Thank you, Pimsleur!

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I would recommend it.

By Kathy B.

from Daly City

About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

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    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Japanese Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

    I bought it for my 11 yr old daughter, and she loves it. She can't wait to get home from school everyday to learn her Japanese lesson of the day. Thank you.

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    The Pimsleur method works extremely well and is one of the easiest ways to learn a new foreign language.
    Dr. Nadine M. from Chicago Illinois