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Pimsleur Japanese

Posted: March 19, 2008 in Language Programs
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Comprehensive Japanese I includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary — 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions — plus an introduction to reading.Upon completion of this Level I program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures. You will be able to:

  • initiate and maintain face-to-face conversations,
  • deal with every day situations — ask for information, directions, and give basic information about yourself and family,
  • communicate basic information on informal topics and participate in casual conversations,
  • avoid basic cultural errors and handle minimum courtesy and travel requirements,
  • satisfy personal needs and limited social demands,
  • establish rapport with strangers in foreign countries,
  • begin reading and sounding out items with native-like pronunciation.

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Comprehensive Japanese II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken language ability. Also includes a Culture BookletLevel II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

  • engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
  • combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
  • create with language and function in informal situations,
  • deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
  • meet social demands and limited job requirements

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

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Comprehensive Japanese III includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), which build upon the language skills acquired in Levels I and II. Increased spoken language ability. Also includes a Culture Booklet. Level III will increase your vocabulary and grammatical structures and triple your spoken proficiency. Upon completion of a level III, you will be able to:

  • participate in most informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and some semi-professional topics,
  • form longer sentences while maintaining the target language syntax,
  • be understood even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners,
  • handle increasingly difficult grammatical structures,
  • enjoy fluent conversations with a variety of strangers,
  • have a near-native accent, and the subtleties of the language will be apparent in your speech

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I + II language programs before proceeding to the Level III language program.

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