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Teach Yourself

Complete Japanese Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly
John Murray Learning

Perfect Japanese Intermediate Course: Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method

Helen Gilhooly
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Helen Gilhooly
Teach Yourself

Get Talking Japanese in Ten Days Beginner Audio Course

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and communicate easily? If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Japanese in just 10 days. Practise the most frequent words and expressions for: -making introductions and greetings -making phone calls -eating out -buying souvenirs -buying food and drink -asking for directions -Sightseeing -talking about illness -talking on the move -visiting a Japanese home. You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalise the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.

Teach Yourself

Get Started in Japanese Absolute Beginner Course

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

Do you want a solid foundation to your Japanese studies?If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Japanese in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Japanese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.The main body of the book is written in Romanized script. Each unit also offers reading practice in the Japanese scripts: hiragana, katakana and some simple kanji.What will I learn?Basic Japanese is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?Get Started in Japanese is for absolute and false beginners of Japanese. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Japanese. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly- Test yourself - see and track your own progress- Native speaker audio - available online- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference listsThe audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app. Where do I go next?If you want to advance your Japanese, our Complete Japanese course (9781471800498) will take you to an intermediate level of Japanese.If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking Japanese (9781444185362) is the perfect audio course. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years

Teach Yourself

Get Talking and Keep Talking Japanese Total Audio Course

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Japanese easily? This great value double course pack contains twenty common scenarios plus culture and travel advice. Learn the Japanese you need for:-making personal and business introductions-having formal conversations and making a thank you speech-talking about your daily routine, the weather and past events-asking for directions and sightseeing-eating out-making phone calls and talking on the move-and much more.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Japanese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This beginner Japanese course contains two MP3 CDs. You can download the audio files on these discs from your computer to your MP3 player or play them in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Get Talking and Keep Talking Japanese Pack maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself

Keep Talking Japanese Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

Helen Gilhooly
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Hodder & Stoughton

Total Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method

Helen Gilhooly, Niamh Kelly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly, Niamh Kelly

Learn Japanese - Instantly. No books. No writing. No memorizing.Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method."The nearest thing to painless learning" - The Times- Guaranteed success. Speak and understand Japanese perfectly- Incredible progress. Learn Japanese effortlessly- Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without tryingThe Method:Stress-free audio learningMichel Thomas teaches you Japanese through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, you'll learn Japanese in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization.Why it Works:Learn the Japanese language the way you learned your ownYou learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Japanese in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Japanese in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Learn AnywhereDon't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.What's in the Course?- 12 hours of audio on CD- NEW: visual learning review for PC or Mac - NEW: over 2 hours of extra vocab help- NEW: interactive exercises to check your progressHow Does it Work?- Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening- Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together- Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturally

Hodder & Stoughton

Start Japanese (Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Helen Gilhooly, Niamh Kelly
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Teach Yourself

Read and write Japanese scripts: Teach yourself

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

Master Japanese scripts with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Japanese scripts is a clear step-by-step guide to the written languages, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how they work in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design: AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Japan.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Teach Yourself

Complete Japanese Beginner to Intermediate Course

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support.- You can purchase the book and audio support as a pack (ISBN: 9781444103953)- The audio support is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444103960)(copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products)Are you looking for a complete course in Japanese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Japanese will guarantee success!Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.PRONUNCIATIONDon't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Japan.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Teach Yourself

Get Started in Beginner's Japanese: Teach Yourself

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding book.- You can purchase the book and audio support as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101560)- The book is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444101553)(copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products)Are you looking for a course in Japanese written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Japanese will give you the confidence to communicate in Japanese.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The emphasis of the course is placed on communication, rather than grammar, and all the teaching is in English, so that you will quickly and effortlessly get started in Japanese. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features:NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.PRONUNCIATIONDon't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Japan.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Akshay Bakaya

Akshay Bakaya has lived in Paris since 1984 and has taught languages - Hindi, English, and French - at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Sciences Po, Paris, the French foreign office and the International School of Paris. He is the author of Michel Thomas Start Hindi (2014), Michel Thomas Insider's French (2015), Michel Thomas Total Foundation Hindi (2017), Assimil, Le hindi sans peine (1994) and Hindi ohne Mühe, Assimil (2010).He also teaches Hindi and French over Skype. You can contact him through Facebook: @akshaybakayahindi.

Anneli Haake

Dr Anneli Haake is a native Swedish language and culture specialist and translator. She is the Director of Swedish Made Easy, an e-learning language school, and has taught Swedish to a wide range of students across the world.

David Mitchell

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel, Ghostwritten. Published in 1999, it was awarded the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, number9dream, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, Cloud Atlas, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It was followed by Black Swan Green, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, which was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Both were also longlisted for the Booker. In 2013, The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice From the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida was published in a translation from the Japanese by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida. It was an immediate bestseller in the UK and later in the US as well.

Eiko

Eiko, aka queen of the splits, is a yoga teacher and former aerobics instructor from Osaka, Japan. Her yoga techniques are famed for their health benefits and have helped a huge number of people become more strong and flexible. Eiko's video demonstrating how to do the splits went viral on Twitter and Facebook, and has been viewed 6 million times on YouTube. Even her yoga students who are in their 70s can do the splits with ease.

Elisabeth Smith

Elisabeth Smith was born and educated in Germany. She studied English at Hamburg University with a teaching career in mind, and well before EU days was offered her first assignment at a London prep school. While on contract in Africa she became sidetracked by commerce. She spent the next ten years learning about printing and publishing in Zambia before joining a publishing house in Johannesburg where she ultimately became the company's chief executive. In spite of climbing the corporate ladder she never lost her interest and skills in teaching languages. During the last 30 years she has taught French to English children, English to Zambian students, German at evening classes and Italian to her daughter "just for fun".Since moving to Spain she had to learn Spanish in a hurry - cutting across traditional learning methods. This gave her the inspiration for thehighly successful "Teach Yourself Instant..." series currently offering eight titles with a further four to be published in early 2001.Elisabeth Smith now lives in Marbella like a "proper" author with a volatile PC and two cats.

Ian Roberts

Dave Corbet and Ian Roberts are owners and directors of Greengage Consulting Ltd. For over fifteen years they have helped clients of all sizes and from all kinds of industries make breakthroughs in their ability to deliver remarkable results.. Together they have consulted to the upper echelons of the UK government the Home Office; and the Department for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as well as major British firms.

Martyn Ellis

Martyn Ellis is a renowned specialist in language teaching and learning.

Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Place in England, which was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, the most recent being The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas is a world-famous language teacher with an incredible skill to teach in days what usually takes years to learn. A psychology graduate, Michel survived starvation in French concentration and slave-labour camps, endured torture at the hands of Klaus Barbie and, after the war, hunted Nazis as an officer with US Counter Intelligence. These unique, challenging and varied experiences helped him to forge his revolutionary learning system that is in demand from heads of industry and movie stars alike.