Japanese is spoken by about 130 million people, 122 million of whom
are in Japan. There are also speakers in the Ryukyu Islands, Korea,
Taiwan, parts of the United States, and Brazil. Pimsleur's Japanese
teaches a polite level of Japanese, which is appropriate for use in
most situations in Japan.
The Pimsleur(R) Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest
route to nearnative fluency. Speak and understand Japanese in just
thirty minutes a day. Japanese Phase 3 includes another 15 hours of
spoken language practice and one additional hour of Culture Notes,
and is designed is designed to be used after completion of Phases 1
- The beginning of Phase 3 offers you the chance to further
expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher
level. In these lessons, you'll gain experience participating in
many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and
semiprofessional topics. You'll skillfully form longer, more
complex sentences, and most importantly, you'll find yourself being
understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with
foreigners. Understanding a large amount of the conversations you
hear, you'll be able to join in effortlessly, confident of being
- In the next 10 lessons of Phase 3 your skills will show
everincreasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and
complete naturalness, you'll enjoy fluid conversations on many new
subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you'll
find yourself responding without thinking, and able to choose from
a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
- In the final 10 lessons of Phase 3, you are nearing fluency
with agile responses, and a naturalsounding, nearnative accent.
You're able to utilize the language in more subtle ways, and speak
consistently using past, present, and future tenses appropriately.
Self confidence soars as you experience the language and culture;
no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an
expanding new world.
One hour of recorded Culture Notes are included at the end of Unit
30. These Notes are designed to provide you with some insight into
Japanese culture. A Culture Notes booklet is also included in PDF
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