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An absolutely amazing way of learning Japanese!
on 6 November 2011
Let me just start off by saying I'm disappointed... that I couldn't rate this product 100/5!!!
I've wanted to learn Japanese for a while now, but I just couldn't find the resources for it on the internet - then I stumbled across this! I decided to order 'Start', just as a trial of the product, and by the end of listening to it over a few days, I had learnt every single thing mentioned on the CD!
The 'virtual classroom' was brilliant - the teacher was excellent at explaining how to put together short sentences, and telling you the best way to remember verbs. The two students in the virtual class were also helpful - the male gets most things right, but the female occasionally makes small errors, which are swiftly corrected by the teacher - this really helps get it stuck in your head how to correctly say things! Also, there is a recording of a fluent Japanese speaker saying the word or the phrase every time they ask you how to say something - this really helps you pronounce it better and gives conformation that you've said something correctly!
I would definitely recommend buying this product if you're interested in learning Japanese. Even if you just want to learn the basics of Japanese, the 'start' CD is perfect for it. It teaches you how to ask for items, how to ask useful questions and also tells you how to say the name of certain items. After I have written this review I will buy the next stage called 'total', which gives you the bulk of the Japanese language - I have no doubts that it will be just as good!
Well done Michel Thomas and whoever else developed this outstanding method!