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  • Learn Japanese - Ultimate Getting Started with Japanese Box Set, Lessons 1-55

    "I listened to the Whole Thing in 24 Hours"

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    I absolutely love this audio book!! It had an American guy paired with a Japanese woman. The guy has been living in Japan for 11 years and the woman sounds so adorable, especially when she laughs. They not only tell you how to speak Japanese but they tell you about the culture and the island. The American talks about some mistakes he made and what other foreigners tend to make. I love that they have a conversation, then say it again but enunciate each syllable of each word, then they explain what it means.

    I think a key aspect of helping someone learn a new language is enunciating and saying words slow enough for them to pick u the different sounds. Especially if the language has sounds that are not available in English.

  • Korean...In 60 Minutes

    "Pronunciation of Words & Phrases are too Quick"

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who are already familiar with the Alphabet and how words are broken down by syllables.


    What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

    I like that the people that spoke the Korean words seem to be Korean or of Korean descent. What I didn't like was that they spoke the words at normal speed and then they tried to break up the phrase by syllables by digital means. It sounded like they used software to cut up the phrase or word instead of having the person actually say the word again slower and say the word or phrase broken up into syllables. Most of the time they broke the word or phrase at an unnatural parts.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Next time have the speakers say the phrase 3 times: normal speed, slowly, and broken down by syllable.

  • Japanese Phase 1, Unit 01: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs

    "Should have More Content"

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    The whole thing is about 45 minutes where 16 minutes is spent telling you the story about the owner and his methods. I don't really care about that. The actual lesson is only about 30 minutes.

    I bought the Pimsleur French CDS years ago and it came with I think 6 CDS (maybe more). It was the beginner level as well and covered a lot more. So I expected more from this digital version for learning Japanese.

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Sandra JULESBURG, CO, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2003

Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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  • "This is a terrific piece of writing!"

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    Twain's viewpoint on the German language was written a long time ago. He has been one of my favorite writers since I was a child and this is one of his funnier pieces. It is only surpassed by his story about crossing the Platte River near Julesburg CO where I currently live.

    He tells a story about a buffalo climbing a tree after a hunter that makes most people laugh out loud.

    I advocate reading more Twain for the good of your digestive and respiratory system!

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    The Awful German Language

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    Mark Twain's classic satire on the German language. A must read for anybody learning German or living in a German-speaking country. "The Germans have another kind of parenthesis, which they make by splitting a verb in two and putting half of it at the beginning of an exciting chapter and the other half at the end of it. Can anyone conceive of anything more confusing than that?"

    Sandra says: "This is a terrific piece of writing!"

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    German Phase 1, Unit 11-15: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    German Phase 1, Unit 11-15: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    German Phase 1, Units 11-15 build on material taught in prior units. 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.

    Beata says: "It works!"
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    German Phase 1, Unit 16-20: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    German Phase 1, Unit 16-20: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    German Phase 1, Units 16-20 build on material taught in prior units. 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.

    Connie S. says: "German Pimsleur"
  • 4.8 (23 ratings)
    Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur Narrated by uncredited

    Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 5 mins)
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    Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of culture notes in thirty, 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information or preferences, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.

    Bruce says: "Well thought out but beware of the shortcomings"
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    German Phase 1, Unit 21-25: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    German Phase 1, Unit 21-25: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    German Phase 1, Units 21-25 build on material taught in prior units. 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.

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  • 4.9 (16 ratings)
    Spanish for the Busy Traveler (






UNABRIDGED) by David Rappoport Narrated by Hadassah Davids

    Spanish for the Busy Traveler

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    • By David Rappoport
    • Narrated By Hadassah Davids
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    This book is for travelers in need of a Spanish beginners or refresher course. Due to our unique method of teaching, you will be amazed at how much Spanish you will learn and retain in just five hours.

    Peter says: "Simple and easy to learn! Great Method!"
  • 4.8 (16 ratings)
    French Phase 3, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    French Phase 3, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    French Phase 3 includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completion of Phases 1 and 2. The beginning lessons of Phase 3 offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level.

    Walk Around says: "Pimsleur Phase 3 French"
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    French Phase 2, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    French Phase 2, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    French Phase 2, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. 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.

    kaygee says: "Pimsleur is Great"
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    Spanish Phase 2, Unit 26-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    Spanish Phase 2, Unit 26-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    Spanish Phase 2, Units 26-30 build on material taught in prior units. 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.

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    German Phase 1, Unit 26-30: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    German Phase 1, Unit 26-30: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    German Phase 1, Units 26-30 build on material taught in prior units. 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.

  • Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    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!

    Robin says: "I've tried several ways and this is the best!"
  • Spanish Phase 1, Unit 06-10: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    Spanish Phase 1, Unit 06-10: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    Spanish Phase 1, Units 6-10 build on material taught in prior units. 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.

    Robin says: "Still the best I've found!"
  • Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1  by Paul Noble Narrated by Paul Noble

    Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1

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    • Narrated By Paul Noble
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    Collins French with Paul Noble combines an exciting new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.

    Cindy says: "Great approach to learning French!"
  • Spanish Phase 1, Unit 11-15: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs  by Pimsleur

    Spanish Phase 1, Unit 11-15: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    Spanish Phase 1, Units 11-15 build on material taught in prior units. 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.

    Patrick says: "Finally, a resource I can rely on to learn Spanish"
  • Power Mandarin Accelerated: Chinese Edition (






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    Power Mandarin Accelerated: Chinese Edition

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    Want to learn to speak Mandarin quickly and easily, and have fun in the process? Designed to teach you to speak authentic Mandarin Chinese while on the go, Power Mandarin Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat, and positive audio language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese at optimal speed. Nothing to look up and no guessing!

  • Smartphone Mandarin Intensive: English and Chinese Edition (






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    Smartphone Mandarin Intensive: English and Chinese Edition

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    Smartphone Mandarin Intensive is the most effective and versatile basic Mandarin Chinese audio program in the industry. It can be used anywhere for any duration of time to teach to you speak authentic Mandarin Chinese while in your car, at home, or on your smartphone! Designed specifically for use while on the go, this challenging, versatile and fast-paced program introduces the basic sentence structures necessary for effective communication. It then reviews and challenges you to interact successfully with a trained and educated Mandarin Chinese speaker.

    Jo says: "Greatly Simplifies and Speeds Up Learning to Speak"
  • Mandarin Sentence Magic: English and Chinese Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Frobose Narrated by Mark Frobose

    Mandarin Sentence Magic: English and Chinese Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
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    Learn to speak the most common words and phrases that are easiest to learn and quickly understood by native Mandarin speakers and use cookie-cutter templates that you customize to fit your own unique language needs. Automatically retain more of what you learn with this built in memory review system that is already included in the program.

  • Bite Sized Italian in Ten Minutes a Day: 5 One Hour Audio CDs, English and Italian Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Frobose Narrated by Mark Frobose

    Bite Sized Italian in Ten Minutes a Day: 5 One Hour Audio CDs, English and Italian Edition

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    10 Minutes a day is all you need to learn authentic Italian with this fast and easy-to-use 5 hour audio program! Imagine how great it will feel to immediately begin to speak authentic Italian in just 10 minutes a day, using your otherwise wasted down time. Practice Italian during the time you spend waiting in traffic, on trains, for the dentist, from any location! And 10 minutes a day is all you need! Here's the secret! With Bite-Sized Italian, you simply learn to speak easy but powerful bite-sized pieces of your new language during your daily down time.

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  • Easy Fast Italian for Travel & Eating: English and Italian Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Frobose Narrated by Mark Frobose

    Easy Fast Italian for Travel & Eating: English and Italian Edition

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    Designed for your next trip to Italy or simply to your favorite Italian restaurant, or for any Italian travel, eating or cooking experience, this program will teach you how to flourish in travel and restaurant situations. Learn to travel with ease in Italy, to order food, pay the bill, or leave a tip. Learn to ask for important menu items. Even learn to create your own original Italian sentences for basic conversation and much, much more!

  • Minute Mandarin Chinese (






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    Minute Mandarin Chinese

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    Do you have a minute? That's all you're going to need to learn to speak and understand authentic Mandarin Chinese. Well-known language author Mark Frobose brilliantly demonstrates how a few wasted minutes can be focused and used to learn to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese quickly and easily. Minute Mandarin features an educated native Mandarin Chinese speaker who will delight you with her expertise and authentic Mandarin accent.

  • Speak to Me, Spanish: An Audio Magazine for Language Learners (






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    Speak to Me, Spanish: An Audio Magazine for Language Learners

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    • By Jennifer Ranger
    • Narrated By Teresa de La Torre, Jennifer Ranger
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    Learning Spanish has never been so easy, or so much fun! Especially designed to help you understand daily conversation on a wide variety of subjects, Speak to Me is so effortless and enjoyable it's like practicing with friends. Each edition introduces new vocabulary and phrases to help you become fluent fast.

    pineapple1 says: "An easy and fun way to learn spanish!"
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