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Japanese Easy Learning Audio Course: Learn to speak Japanese the easy way with Collins Audio Download – Unabridged

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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 3 hours and 45 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 22 Jun. 2009
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SQ4Y3S
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Having only ever tried to learn new languages in the classroom (at school or evening classes) I was intrigued to see how this 3 CD and booklet set would help me learn a language generally perceived to be very difficult to pick up.

The model is simple... you have a booklet to follow when listening to the CDs. Each track on each CD is easily referenced in the booklet so it's easy to stop and start your learning. Your guide is British who explains what you will be taught in each unit - an explanation of the expression to be learnt is given and you then hear two Japanese people (one male, one female) saying the expression which you then repeat. There's 12 units covering greetings, nationalities, occupations, directions, food, ordering and paying in restauran ts. And finally there's some extra wording in the booklet highlighting some basic history and tourist highlights of Japan.

It's easy to follow, covers the basic and probably is about as much as you could learn in a couple of weeks. However, if you think this will let you make basic conversation in Japanese you're going to disappointed. The vocabulary is very limited and although there's some language sections in each unit to give some words for that topic it's not really that well integrated.

I have a bit of an issue with this CD. If it's aimed the casual traveller then it should include basic reading to help recognise signs written in Kanji and some sort of dictionary at the back. Instead it teaches you "Ego ga wakarimasu ka?" which means "Do you understand English?" (to which the cynic would say if you asked that in English you'd get the same answer"!!).
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One of the most basic but effective ways of learning a language is - 'repetition'! So during the cassette tape era I used to play the language tapes just over and over again, in the car, in the kitchen, in the bedroom, in the street with a Sony Walkman - wherever possible.

In this sense this audio course has gone back to the basics as it comes with 3 audio CDs which are very nicely coordinated. In my view a language course with a CD is much better than one with a CD-ROM, because you can keep running it and you don't need a PC/Mac to use it. When you have time, you could sit down, listen to one of the CDs and use the colour booklet, which would help our 'adult brain' to comprehend the course, but after that stage - just keep playing it all the time, even with your iPod, and relax until you've memorised it completely, as you learned how to ride a bicycle and still remember how to cycle now.

Another good thing is that the entire course is guided with a very clear male voice with a British accent (not American!), and the conversation examples held in Japanese is also very clear Japanese female voices - I think the male guide is a complete bilingual.

This is a beginners' course, so if you're already studying at the intermediate level, this course may not be suitable for you, but still the quality is very good and not text-book based, which I like very much, I can recommend it to all the new Japanese learners.

Hope this helps!
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I am considering working in Japan and decided to learn some of the language. I began by labouriously copying out symbols from a textbook but I found this course much quicker, simpler and more fun. It is ideal for giving you a basic verbal vocabulary so that you can at least begin to communicate.

Of course, it's not going to make you proficient in this extremely complex language but it's a good start. The one thing I found particularly helpful was that I could upload the course onto my MP3 player and carry it around and practice in a spare moment.

There is nothing revolutionary here, it is simply listen and repeat. However, it seems as good a system as any I have come across for learning a language. The course comprises three CDs and a booklet, it is straightforward to use, the instructions are clear and it is broken down into 12 sections.

There are male and female voices so that you can hear how different speakers pronounce the phrases, a feature which I found helpful. The sound quality was excellent. Most of the phrases are indeed the useful sort you would find yourself using and you're also taught what the various answers may be.

All in all, I found this an easy-to-use, fun and helpful course, which I would recommend for anybody who wanted to dip their toe into learning Japanese. I am now considering moving on to the Collins Easy Learning Mandarin Chinese.
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I selected this title as a keen practitioner of karate, who was not sure that my pronunciation of terminology was up to scratch. This book did not disappoint, considering I realised that I was mispronouncing a key word within two pages/one exercise of the book.

The format of this mini-language course is excellent. It provides an easy access to what is a complex language. I believe the ease of use is a key factor in encouraging further study of the language. If 'we Brits' are ever to break the stereotype of Brits and a foreign language, then courses like this are what are needed.

Particular points of note are it is short, the individual exercises are not too long, and it can be transferred onto an MP3 player with ease.

I have a similar title for Mandarin Chinese which I hadn't yet tried, but this is enough to convince me to do so, and also to consider finding a Spanish version to encourage my son in his GCSE revision.
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