We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Japanese Phase 1, Unit 01: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs | [Pimsleur]

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

Japanese Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit.
Regular Price:$0.00

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Japanese Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2002 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (94 )
5 star
 (36)
4 star
 (24)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (10)
Overall
3.8 (46 )
5 star
 (16)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.0 (49 )
5 star
 (21)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Carolyn Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 11-18-12
    Carolyn Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 11-18-12 Member Since 2012

    I am a bilingual high school teacher. I mostly read non-fiction, especially history, but I am also a sucker for science-fiction and fantasy novels.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    69
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    22
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Language Learning"

    I really like the Pimsleur language learning products. As a French teacher myself, I know the work it took to master another language and what techniques work to help students build skills. They are absolutely right when they say that it is about functional sentences useful in real situations. It is also about oral skills, not written grammar tests. I like that they also don't just have you repeat - they explain what each part of a phrase means as well, which allows you to adjust the sentence accordingly with other vocabulary. For example, they teach you "Are you American?" "Yes, I am American." I am Canadian. I looked up the word for "Canadian" and could practice the sentence that I would use on my own ("Are you American?" "No, I am Canadian.") knowing that the structure was correct. It also helped to hear two different speakers, one male and one female, to make it easier for me to pronounce things correctly. A 30-minute lesson is enough to absorb at one time - you need to really think to keep track and you might need to do it twice, but it isn't too intense.

    Note that the free download is just for the first lesson, about 30 minutes. On Audible they have Phase 1 units 1-30 split by 1-5, 6-10, etc. for one credit each or as 1-30 for 5 credits. Same deal with the more advanced Phases 2 and 3. Don't expect a full 30 lessons for free! But this is a great way to see if you like the way the lessons work and if you want to learn more of this particular language.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Pembroke, ME, United States 12-05-11
    Amazon Customer Pembroke, ME, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2011

    Jana P. Grammy of 7 boys, Mom of 3 daughters, 1 son Lover of books & better eye sight.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Much Easier Learning"

    While the first volume does have a bit on & on about the Pimleur's technique of learning, I must say it did seem more effective, easier to learn than other language books I've tried to read. While its the first volume, I must say I did come away with some understanding. Not bad for a first go of it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Novie Kailua Kona, HI, United States 06-16-14
    Novie Kailua Kona, HI, United States 06-16-14 Member Since 2002

    Retired nightclub performer/computer technician, I now teach hula and ukulele to seniors, and record Hawaiian music for my halau!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    178
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    175
    52
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sixteen minutes of explanation..."

    Okay, you will learn about five sentences of Japanese. They are: Excuse me? Do you understand English? No, I don't understand, Do you understand Japanese? Yes, a little. Are you American? Yes, I am American. This is NOT a whole lot of information. There are better courses out there..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jamie Quezon City, Philippines 08-30-13
    Jamie Quezon City, Philippines 08-30-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Unfortunately this is not for me"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The audio has a very long introduction. It was quite boring.
    I'd probably ask a friend to read a physical book on her own first before listening to an audio book


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Just too basic for me. Maybe it's because my Japanese level is much better now.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narration is clear though.


    Could you see Japanese Phase 1, Unit 01 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    LOL no.


    Any additional comments?

    Too basic. If you've already started reading Nihongo books, Unit 1 would be very very very easy for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Leah F. Natick, MA, United States 12-28-12
    Leah F. Natick, MA, United States 12-28-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good way to learn a few words"
    Would you listen to Japanese Phase 1, Unit 01 again? Why?

    Yes, because it was helpful to learn a few words and phrases.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Japanese Phase 1, Unit 01?

    The way the words are put together backwards.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pronunciation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. It's particularly good for train rides.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Candi sunman, in, United States 07-31-11
    Candi sunman, in, United States 07-31-11 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Reallly good!"

    I've bought a lot of "learning Japanese" books and audios but this one really helped me a lot. The lessons do not cover very much at a time which is better for me. It also breaks each word down into its syllables. Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ulee Bronx, NY United States 06-19-11
    Ulee Bronx, NY United States 06-19-11 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    28
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    "Should have More Content"

    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.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-7 of 7 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.