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Teach Yourself

Complete Japanese Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Japanese and communicate confidently with others? Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Japanese will equip you with the skills you need to use Japanese in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way. What will I achieve by the end of the course? By the end of Complete Japanese you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Is this course for me? If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course. What do I get? -15 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Japan -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavor of real spoken Japanese -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress *Complete Japanese maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app. What else can I use to learn Japanese? If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Japanese Absolute Beginner course: 9781444174748 Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

John Murray Learning

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

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

Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Japanese and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.How does it work?During the course, you will join Michel Thomas teachers Helen Gilhooly and Niamh Kelly, and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing.Why is the method so successful?The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.Where do I go next?Start Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method is an hour of essentials taken from Total Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method. After you finish your Start course, you can move to the Total Japanese course, which includes 8 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM. Perfect Japanese follows on from the Total course with 5 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM

Teach Yourself

Complete Japanese Beginner to Intermediate Course

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly
Teach Yourself

Read and write Japanese scripts: Teach yourself

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly
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.

Boyd Robertson

Professor Boyd Robertson is Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland's Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye.

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.

Harry Ritchie

Harry Ritchie is a former literary editor of the Sunday Times and is the author of a number of books including Success Stories, an analysis of the English literary scene of the 1950s, and The Last Pink Bits, a tour of Britain's remaining colonies. He was born in Kirkcaldy, was educated at Edinburgh University and Lincoln College, Oxford, and now lives in London.

Iain Taylor

Iain Taylor has worked with Scottish television and the Scottish Examination Board.

L R Fredericks

L. R. Fredericks lives in London. Her first novel FARUNDELL, was shortlisted for the Authors' Club First Novel Award and, along with FATE, is available from John Murray.

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.

Naoki Higashida

Naoki Higashida was born in Kimitsu, Japan in 1992. He was diagnosed with severe autism in 1998 and subsequently attended a school for students with special needs, then (by correspondence) Atmark Cosmopolitan High School, graduating in 2011. Having learnt to use a method of communication based on an alphabet grid, Naoki wrote The Reason I Jump when he was thirteen and it was published in Japan in 2007. He has published several books since, from autobiographical accounts about living with autism to fairy tales, poems and illustrated books, and writes a regular blog. Despite his communication challenges, he also gives presentations about life on the autistic spectrum throughout Japan and works to raise awareness about autism. In 2011 he appeared in director Gerry Wurzburg's documentary on the subject, Wretches & Jabberers.

New International Version

The New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible translation. Developed by Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, the New International Version is the result of years of work by the Committee on Bible Translation, overseeing the efforts of many contributing scholars. The translators are drawn from a wide range of denominations and from various countries and they continually review new research in order to ensure the NIV remains at the forefront of accessibility, relevance and authority.www.hodderbibles.co.uk www.facebook.com/NIVBibles

Sarah Lotz

Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her 'a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.' Sarah lives in England with her family and other animals.