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Michel Thomas Method: Japanese Advanced Course (Michel Thomas Series) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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"A great way to learn; it's fast and it lasts". (The Daily Telegraph)
Five minutes into the first CD, you already feel like you're winning. (Time Out)
Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed. (The Guardian)
Thomas makes it simple (Sunday Times)
Michel's methods will teach you effectively and easily (Daily Star)
Hugely inspiring (Red)
Ideal for any business traveller who needs to be able to get around confidently. (Sunday Business)
"Moving along at a relaxed, slow pace, punctuated by amusing anecdotes and jokes from the teacher, the new words, phrases and language rules are gently introduced and reinforced through subtle repetition without ever being tedious. In fact, despite a distinct emphasis on non-work, the course proves very effective and enjoyable, and its format is ideal for learning anywhere you like. So, if you only want to learn to speak the language, this course is highly recommended." (Top Real Travel Product, Real Travel)
"Excellent for learning ... This entirely audio course is easy to use and quickly results in some useful ability in the new language. Great for the car." (Adventure Travel)
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Unlike the French Michel Thomas CDs, this doesnt give you a large working vocabulary by pointing out the similarities with English. There arent that many similarities between English and Japanese but Japanese has absorbed a large number of English words which I think the CD could have covered more - I'm upto disk 7 at the moment and I would guess only about 100 words are being used.
The real strong point of this course is that it does an excellent job of explaining the grammar - I have learnt a lot and it has corrected some misunderstandings I had or generalised rules I already knew so I have found it an eye-opener. I listen to it in the car and can follow-it whilst driving. I've got loads of other Japanese courses on tape/CD - none of them can be used in the car in the same way - they all rely on refering to books.
The aspects of the Michel Thomas method that it is using are:
- Introduce a concept and reptetitively explore the concept
- Build on what you have learnt
By disk 7 it is covering some pretty long and complex sentences where I'm feeling challenged, so I'm impressed with it. Only criticism is that it could have introduced more English origin words.
There is not much extra vocab building on the course, instead it builds mainly on the existing verbs to on the verbs including various combinations of te and ta forms so at the end you can say such things as " I do things such as watching a film and doing shopping".
All in all if you enjoyed the Foundation course you will get a lot out of this. So far the Michel Tomas have been the best for me in terms of stickability. I have found the Rocket Japanese very disappointing in this respect and I am not too convinced about spaced repletion using flash cards.
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