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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! Japanese 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. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese. One hour of recorded Culture Notes are included at the end of Unit 30. These Notes are designed to provide you with some insight into Japanese culture. A Culture Notes booklet is also included in PDF format.

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Reference Guide not really included

Would you try another book from Pimsleur and/or the narrator?

Good audio courses, however the reference guide download is a pdf file that only includes the first page. Audible or Pimsleur need to update this and include the reference guide as advertised and paid for. An accompanying reference guide that lists the vocabulary and phases introduced in each lesson is necessary to truly learn Japanese unless you are a 100% auditory learner.

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  • GreenAsJade
  • 10-29-17

This is a great way to learn Japanese!

I really like the Pimsleur method - it's a fantastic use of commute time in the car!

Note YOU NEED TO ACCESS THE REFERENCE PDF in ACROBAT!

Others have reported that it has only the title page. This is only if you use some other PDF viewer! I had the same problem, and audible's awesome chat line sorted it for me!