Related to: 'Total Japanese Foundation Course: Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method'

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
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

Looking for a course to rapidly improve your Japanese and fit in with your busy lifestyle? Already completed Michel Thomas Total Japanese? Take your Japanese to the next level with this acclaimed Perfect Japanese intermediate course, the perfect follow-on to the Michel Thomas Method Total Course.How does it work?During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teachers Helen Gilhooly, Niamh Kelly and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct complex phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You learn through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. 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. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly. What's in the Course?Perfect Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to 5 hours of audio on CD and a practice CD-ROM with interactive activities and assessment which should be done after the course and as a means of review. *Note that this course contains the same learning as the previously entitled Advanced course and previous editions of the Perfect Course. The CD-ROM is a new addition. Learn anywhere Don'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.Where do I go next?Insider's Japanese phase 2 Michel Thomas course will be available soon. It is the ideal package for intermediate learners looking to improve their conversational Japanese, grammar and vocabulary in authentic contexts. Please check back regularly.

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
Teach Yourself

Keep Talking Japanese Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly

If you already have the basics and want to learn more Japanese, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Japanese.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-making business introductions-having formal conversations-staying in a Japanese inn-eating in a Japanese restaurant-visiting a fish market-talking about your daily routine-discussing the weather-talking about past events-giving permission-making a thank you speech.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 advanced beginner Japanese course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Japanese - Ten Days to Confidence 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.

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

Complete Japanese is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level.This edition of this successful course by Helen Gihooly is packed with learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.-13 learning units plus vocabulary lists and verb tables -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner-Insights - 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 flavour of real spoken Japan-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress-Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languagesIn this pack you'll get a 432-page book and two CDs of audio learning material.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

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.

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.

Boyd Robertson

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

Cindy Cheetham

Cindy Cheetham has twenty nine years' experience in the ELT sector gained in London, Portugal, Brazil and Spain. She has taught a wide range of ages and levels including exam classes, in both the public and private sectors. She's also worked as a teacher trainer running Cambridge CELTA courses and inputting on the Cambridge DELTA course. She has experience as a Director of Studies, a Cambridge CELTA assessor, and a materials writer for the Cutting Edge textbook series published by Pearson Longman.

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.

Elizabeth Scurfield

Elizabeth Scurfield co-founded the Chinese Department at the University of Westminster and set up the first ever UK student exchange scheme with China in 1976. She has taught Chinese for nearly 40 years.

James Clavell

James Clavell, the son of a Royal Navy family, was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. It was on this experience that his bestselling novel KING RAT was based. He maintained this oriental interest in his other great works: TAI-PAN, SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE and GAI JIN. Clavell lived for many years in Vancouver and Los Angeles, before settling in Switzerland, where he died in 1994.

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.