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.
I especially like his "Spanish for Love and Dating" audio program and his audio program called "Mexican Spanish Accelerated." Both are entertaining and effective 'specialty' programs.
At only about 2 hours, this is a very enjoyable 'one-sitting' program. That makes it easy to listen to again and again. There are two one-hour lessons. There is a lot of material but at 2 hours total there is not so much that it is overwhelming. You can easily listen to it a half-hour or an hour at a time, or even the whole thing in one 2-hour sitting.
This is a SUPER instructional program. If you already know the standard way to say things, as taught in French language textbooks, this program will teach you how to say those very same things in the common every-day language that native French speakers use. This is authentic French slang.Slang is not trash talk. Slang is not dirty words. Slang is the vernacular, in other words, the common speech, that all of us use every day, dozens of times a day, usually without even being aware of it. We are as much if not more likely to say “I’m ticked off “ as we are to say “I’m angry.” Sometimes you “don’t care” and sometimes you’re “fed up” or “don’t give a darn!” The French don’t just use one word for “wine” or for “food” and when you are speaking French neither should you. “Clean French Slang” will teach you to express yourself in a variety of socially acceptable ways. There are police officers in France, but are there “cops?” How do you tell your French speaking friends that you just got a ticket? That cop must be “crazy?” Or maybe you’re the one that’s “nuts.”Think that this French language audio program “is not the ocean to drink?” Think again. Learn some” Clean French Slang” and “you’ll have of a vein of gold” the next time you meet a French speaking person.