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  • Learn Japanese with Paul Noble for Beginners – Complete Course

  • Japanese Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Education & Learning, Language Learning
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Summary

No books. No long lists of vocabulary. No chance of failure.

Welcome to Learn with Paul Noble—a tried-and-tested language-learning method that has been used by over one million people to speak fluently and confidently. 

With Paul Noble’s simple, relaxed approach, you will learn in a way that suits you—without having to memorise long lists of words you won’t use, scribbling notes as you listen or feeling frustrated. Instead, Paul will introduce you to the basics of Japanese and guide you through over 15 hours of everyday scenarios—from simple situations like asking for directions and eating out to talking about yourself and how to master the different tenses—that are practical, fun and applicable. Just listen, interact and learn wherever you are.

Whatever your experience with languages, whether you’re an absolute beginner or someone with basic knowledge who wants to improve their ability, this is the course to get you speaking Japanese quickly and confidently.

A native Japanese expert will help you to perfect your pronunciation as you progress through the course. You will learn a huge range of vocabulary in no time at all and be able to quickly make your new knowledge work for you in a variety of everyday scenarios. A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool.

Paul Noble left school unable to speak a language—having found that the traditional learning methods left him feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. Determined that there must be a better way to learn, Paul spent years devising his own unique method of learning languages which cuts out all the grammar, all the memorisation and all the stress. He began using his method to teach in his Language Institute and, thousands of students later, he prides himself on never having had a student fail.

This download contains the entire course—Parts 1, 2 and 3. To continue your language-learning journey once you’ve completed this course, download Next Steps in Japanese with Paul Noble for Intermediate Learners—Complete Course.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Paul Noble (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Not completed yet this is excellent

i really like this method of learning. It is kind of like how you learn when you are learning to speak a foreign language in the country itself. That is how I learned another language (along with some self study) so this is very natural to me. If you have to translate then you don't know the language or at least the phrase you are trying to speak.

So far, on this course, the phrases learned literally appear on my tongue before I even think about them which is naturally how we speak. Obviously I'm making some mistakes but in general this is very impressive.

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Must have benginners Japanese course

The more you learn a foreign language the easier it becomes. The trouble is the beginning when things can be incredibly slow. Paul Noble's method is very effective, and compared with language courses where you have to memorize a few phrases and move on, this method is "less painful to use".

I found it gave good results very very quickly, and once "I'd got my foot through the door" building on the course was much easier.

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Good but just a starting point

I used this course to brush up my Japanese I studied years ago and now forgotten.
Definitely an excellent method to memorise some basic structures of the language. But the method based on repeating again and again sentences using a small set of words has the effect of giving you only a tiny vocabulary. Realistically, don't expect to go and have a conversation with a native speaker. Probably not even order your lunch and drinks (the course is more or less structured around that). Your Japanese will shatter at the first reply by your Japanese speaking interlocutor.

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Must Have.

This is the best i have yet come across. It focused on language structure, verb conjugation and particles.

Pros:
The structured approach leads you quickly and easily through the main aspects;
The pace is perfect - with short but clear chapters requiring minimal repetition;
Explanation is excellent but not overlong;
The Japanese voice actor is clear and measured, leading you through the detailed sound, and then (although still slowed down) pronouncing it as would a native Japanese;
You don't need Hiragana or Katakana;
Widely applicable: when a new point is made it also clarifies how this principle/approach can be more widely applied; and they nearly always can.

Cons. You pick up some vocabulary and verbs as you go, but this is not the focus and I find this an advantage. You may not; however there are plenty of sources for vocabulary and verb lists out there. This focus on language structure is something that I haven't come across before. I wouldn't change a thing.

I am just finishing this up now and pre-ordered the next (I think it is called next steps). I have made far more progress far more quickly than with any other course. Cannot wait to start the next, and I hope that from there they will bring out an advanced follow-up.

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Great intro to Japanese

Brilliant introduction for beginners. But stops just as it starts to get interesting. Only covers about 1% of Japanese.

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Excellent introduction to Japanese

Really enjoyed this introduction. Clear, logical building blocks to sentence and grammar structures at each stage.

Given 4 stars for performance only because it would have been helpful to hear the initial sounds of some words clarified eg, the verb for eat -for a while I couldn’t work out if the initial sound is an ‘h’ or a ‘t’ because of the way it was pronounced.

The section on numbers is far too fast and far too short. Disappointing because I thoroughly enjoyed all the other learning.

That said will be definitely be downloading the ‘Next Steps’ book.

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So excited

I’m dyslexic so I though I would struggle a lot it’s the second day of my going through this with when at work and Damm it’s so good. Like he said you will forget things but the way he brakes them down and the rules then uses them in diffent ways but keeps reinforcing them later on is amazing learnt so much already !!!!

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great for beginner

this is great a great coarser have tried a few but this is by far the best, all the way through the coarse you keep repeating and he keeps brining things you have learnt from the beginning so if you do forget you will be reminded almost finished this and I can't wait to start the next step

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Great for beginners

The book is great for absolute beginners who do not know any words in Japanese.Even though I enjoyed it is not for someone who mows the basics of Japanese language.I like the fact that it gives you the opportunity to repeat a word or a question but since I know Japanese to a certain level I had to stop midway.
As I said the book it is amazing but for absolute beginners who do not know any Japanese at all.
One comment though: As the author mentions it’s true that in Japanese you do not need to use pronouns all the time because it’s based more on context I would have appreciated if he would have used some of these.
But apart from that immaculate.

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An excellent introduction to Japanese

This is a very nice and gentle introduction to the Japanese language. It also works well as a refresher of the fundamentals if you're somebody who's been studying Japanese for a while, like me. However, as others have pointed out, this is a tiny amount of the vocab/grammar that you'll need to know to be fluent in Japanese. It takes thousands of hours of study to become fluent in the language so a 12 hour course is going to serve as an introduction at best.

I would still highly recommend this course though. All the vocab in here is very useful and it's particularly good at getting the sentence structure of Japanese into your head. Hopefully Paul will continue this series because there's so much more to teach and this is definitely an excellent method.

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Continue to higher levels for at least ten more parts like this, please

A really good and efficient start. In fact outstanding.

Amazing explanation/development of the basics, without sophisticated meta-language. As a linguist I am very impressed by this.

There could be parallel volume/s (1a, 1b, 1c …) with similar grammar (or maybe the plain forms) but different/wider vocabulary.

The English voice could be singing a bit less at times. The Japanese voice is just what we need.

Cannot wait for the next volume.
Please do not stop here at the introductory level, as basically all produces do. Please submit increasing complexity to the same method.