Learn Japanese - Ultimate Getting Started with Japanese Box Set, Lessons 1-55 : Absolute Beginner Japanese

  • by Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by JapanesePod101.com
  • Series: Absolute Beginner Japanese
  • 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Start speaking Japanese in minutes, and grasp the language, culture, and customs in just minutes more with Ultimate Getting Started with Japanese Box Set, a completely new way to learn Japanese with ease! Ultimate Getting Started with Japanese Box Set will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your Japanese friends. This Box set includes our Learn Japanese - Introduction to Japanese and Learn Japanese – Gengo Beginner Japanese audiobooks.
Why are the audio lessons so effective?
Why are the audio lessons so effective? You'll receive a syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase, so that you can say every word and phrase instantly. You'll repeat after the professional teacher, so that you can practice proper pronunciation. Quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better. And above all, this is a fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily.
You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach both Japanese and Japanese culture. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These 25 short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:

Speak Japanese within minutes of your first lesson
Understand the culture, customs, and people of Japan
Order the food you want in restaurants
Travel in taxis, trains, buses, and cars with confidence
Master manners, etiquette, and customs
Learn surprise phrases and tips that will leave your guests wondering where you learned them.
This audiobook comes with downloadable lesson notes totaling over 100+ pages. Start speaking Japanese now!


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I listened to the Whole Thing in 24 Hours

I absolutely love this audio book!! It had an American guy paired with a Japanese woman. The guy has been living in Japan for 11 years and the woman sounds so adorable, especially when she laughs. They not only tell you how to speak Japanese but they tell you about the culture and the island. The American talks about some mistakes he made and what other foreigners tend to make. I love that they have a conversation, then say it again but enunciate each syllable of each word, then they explain what it means.

I think a key aspect of helping someone learn a new language is enunciating and saying words slow enough for them to pick u the different sounds. Especially if the language has sounds that are not available in English.
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- Ulee

Crude Adaptation to Audiobook Format

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It's ok.
1. This has lots of playful banter. I thought it was all right as I think it is intended to motivate you to stick with it. If you are a more serious student you may hate this. As a light easy podcast it would work. I recomend going to their website, trying out their free introductory podcasts and if you like it continuing there.
2. I felt the order in which they introduced words was reversed. First, in full converstions at full speed, then slow speed, then the meaning of the new words. I often would have to rewind at that point to the beginning to try and "hear" the all the words in the sentence and not just a long string of sounds.
3. The lesson and pdf reference all mention appendixes that go into detail. It isn't in the downloadable pdf nor can I find it on audible, nor on the non-member section of Japanese pod 101. This is a glaring ommision, as they cover only time words in their sample conversation and then say look at the appendix for all the time related words. So I know how to say half past six and four in the morning but not any other times. This is the main reason why I say this is a crude adaptation, they have overlooked including the appendices, which are essential to this course.
4. Finally there are no chapters, so you can't jump from lesson to lesson, just rewind and forward through all 17 hours of audio. This is annoying, especially in light of point #2.

Would you ever listen to anything by Innovative Language Learning again?

Don't think so.

Was Learn Japanese - Ultimate Getting Started with Japanese Box Set, Lessons 1-55 worth the listening time?

It depends. I would reccomend it as a quick refresher prior to traveling to Japan for cultural points and a few useful stock phrases. If you are interested in learning the language in a systematic complete way, I would look for something else, or consider joining the japanese pod 101 community.

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- juan carlos

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2010
  • Publisher: Innovative Language Learning, LLC