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- Listening Length: 15 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Original recording
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: May 24, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D1YY7MO
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Japanese Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs Audiobook – Original recording
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It's convenient because you can use it on multiple devices, take it with you wherever you go, and once downloaded you can use it offline. I usually do my lessons in the car (even on short trips to the grocery store and back), when I do housework, and anytime I'm waiting for something. Use headphones if you don't want to disturb people around you, although make sure you also have plenty of time to repeat everything out loud, because it really helps the learning process.
Japanese is not an easy language to learn, and this is not a crash course for those just wanting to learn survival phrases for an upcoming trip. It is a scientifically tried and true method for learning the language for those who want to eventually speak fluently. Each lesson builds on the next, and it amazes me how much I've learned after only a few lessons. I like to repeat each lesson until I've mastered it, before moving on to the next, because every lesson introduces several new words or phrases.
I like that they have both male and female native speakers, because the pronunciation between individuals is slightly different. And trying to emulate the way they speak makes me feel confident that I'm saying the words correctly. They also break down the pronunciation slowly when introducing new words. Spaced repetition helps cement the new material into my memory.
Phase 1 is a great foundation, and it was a fun journey for me. I'm working through phase 2 now, and it keeps getting better! I would recommend this system to anyone.
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