Conversational Japanese (Pimsleur Conversational Languages Series)

Conversational Japanese (Pimsleur Conversational Languages Series)

by Pimsleur

Audiobook(CD - 3rd Edition, 16 Lessons)

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Overview

Conversational Japanese (Pimsleur Conversational Languages Series) by Pimsleur

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the Japanese Level 1 program - 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese.

The Japanese Language
Japanese is spoken by about 130 million people, 122 million of whom are in Japan. There are also speakers in the Ryukyu Islands, Korea, Taiwan, parts of the United States, and Brazil. Japanese has many “registers” or levels of politeness. Pimsleur’s Japanese courses will teach you how to speak at a polite register, which is appropriate in virtually any situation you are likely to encounter in Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743550468
Publisher: Pimsleur
Publication date: 12/05/2005
Series: Conversational Series , #1
Edition description: 3rd Edition, 16 Lessons
Pages: 8
Sales rank: 660,901
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called “Graduated Interval Recall.” This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.

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