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I think this is a great introductory lesson to Japanese and am excited to listen to the rest of the series. It's short enough to be convenient and interesting enough to listen to multiple times. I especially like that it includes grammar and cultural tips instead of just vocabulary. I discovered a few minutes ago that the audible download does include the PDF that they talk about using as a supplement to the audio track, so I'm going to have a look.
I have just visited Japan and hope to go again. Would really like to be able to understand the culture & people better.
Learning as much as I can before going back
So glad to have found this course
"To be fair...."
To be fair to the people at Innovative Language, don't cr@p all over them due to a technical issue on Audible's part. I usually download audio books in Format 4. That version came in corrupt, and I was only able to hear, "This is Audible." The Enhanced version works perfectly.
Also this is a short, free preview of their box set, which is a rehash of the audio content from Japanesepod101. This maybe more convenient to a few of us. As far as content goes, this is great for the beginner. Maybe even better than Pimsluer's Japanese. I still believe you should use more than one program to learn a language because different programs will tackle a language from different angles. But if you're a newbie, this series is a great start. Then I would incorporate Micheal Thomas. Later on Pimsluer's. As you learn, also immerse yourself in Japanese culture and media. (websites, KeyHileTV, manga, etc) Also learn Kana, Katakana, and Hiragana.
Don't take my word for it, download all of the freebees, and try out the lessons for yourself.
"Konnichiwa, hajimemashite. Tania desu. C:"
How casual it was while being so explicit, I already knew everything they discussed in this lesson, but listening to how this audio book described it was very enjoyable.
This is my first audio book so I can't say really.
There weren't any characters, but those two are pretty favorable characters themselves. ;)
I wouldn't say that I was 'moved', per-say, but I really enjoyed the intentional side conversations Peter and Naomi had.
I really did like 'reading' this book, But to be honest, I had many issues when downloading this book to my iTunes, so after I had given up, it somehow worked, and I was able to listen to more than "ten seconds" of audio. The only real issue I see with the AUDIO is that the directions/instructions in the beginning are just TOO long, it almost made me not even want to listen to the audio, I think it would be better just to keep those written down that to fill up so much of the lesson's time.
In short, on my experience with other Japanese programs compared to this, it was really well done and very thought out. I think that it deserves more appreciation If you're looking for simple sentences explained in depth with real-life examples, with grammar and customs details, then I think this program would be just right for you. What hae you got to lose? It's free. :D
And by the way, the real lesson doesn't start until 11 minutes in. :/
"this is just a commercial. not a real lesson"
I thought I was downloading something to help me learn Japanese. all this is is a commercial for the rest of the program there is no learning on this audio
"I didn't like it"
I didn't like this corse the teachers worth talking too much I wanted to hear more examples.
"love audio books"
I never thought I'd be listening to books but I like it..thanks for all the great tiltles
"wish some of the books were a more affordable"
it was awesome and I learned a lot from it thank you people of audible
"I'm having a hard time on understanding it."
I dunno, maybe? It might help when they will try to explain how to pronounce it.
Its not a lot but good intro. Its the very basic lessons ive learned in school. Week one. Blah blah
"Recommended for very narrow audience"
Probably best for those that are extremely hesitant or afraid of language learning. The lessons are in a radio talk show format and very slow as a result. You're listening to more banter than content.
"It's a waste of time."
this was free and I want to return it. I would probably give a virus a better rating
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