Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you’ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. 30 minutes a day is all it takes. Japanese 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. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese.
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"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)
I have had a pretty good experience with it so far. Listening to a chapter the first time around seems overwhelming but each time after that you start to get the hang of it. On average I would listen to a chapter 4-6 times; twice a day for two days or if necessary three days before I feel comfortable enough to get to the next one. So far I have been keeping up more thank expected.
I am learning in a class, through an online program, and with these Pimsleur audio books. Of the three, these audio books work the best for me to learn conversational Japanese. I get the best results by going through each lesson twice.
I lived in Japan for 12 years and have found these lessons exceptional. The Africans have a proverb that says, "The ear is connected to the tongue ". Pimleur courses prove how accurate that is. Highly recommended!
Japanese is strangely formal according to native speaker. It is effective though and material is presented with birth male and female speakers.
"Entertaining and useful at the same time"
I bought Pimsleur Language Programme for Japanese to have something to listen while doing other works that do not require full attention. I find the audio books very useful; the language is taught step by step, and the topics in earlier sections are revisited in later ones. That makes it easy to keep up with it, helps strengthening the basics of the language. I will continue with later chapters since it is entertaining and useful at the same time.
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