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Learn in Your Car Japanese
The Fastest Way to Learn a Language, Guaranteed!

Listen... Learn... then Speak like a Native

  • New edition completely revised and updated for the 21st century.
  • Self-paced, interactive format lets you take the lead and set your own progress
  • "No-book-required" design so you can learn anytime, anywhere!

Learn in Your Car Japanese

Learn in Your Car Japanese - Level I
--Learn in Your Car Japanese Level I focuses on essential travel needs

Includes:

  • 3 Audio CDs (3 hours of language learning)
  • Listening Guide with recorded text & grammar notes
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Learn in Your Car Japanese

Learn in Your Car Japanese - Level II
--Learn in Your Car Japanese Level II is a continuation of Level I. Learn in Your Car Japanese Level II begins where Level I ends. Level II continues with more ideas, concepts, and vocabulary that are useful to the traveler, but introduces more complex vocabulary and grammar.

Includes:

  • 3 Audio CDs (3 hours of language learning)
  • Listening Guide with recorded text & grammar notes
$19.95
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Learn in Your Car Japanese

Learn in Your Car Japanese - Level III
--Learn in Your Car Japanese Level III is a continuation of Level II. Level III begins where Level II ends. Level III introduces more advanced grammar and vocabulary for the continuing student.

Includes:

  • 3 Audio CDs (3 hours of language learning)
  • Listening Guide with recorded text & grammar notes
$19.95
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Learn in Your Car Japanese

Learn in Your Car Japanese - Complete Set
--Learn in Your Car Japanese Complete Set includes Levels I, II & III. Save $10 when you purchase all three levels together.

Includes:

  • 9 Hours of Audio
  • 3 Listening Guides
  • Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary
$49.95
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Learn in Your Car Japanese is the only language learning system designed to teach a foreign language in your car as you drive, without the aid of a textbook. However, for your reference, there is a booklet that contains the entire recorded text so that you can see how the words are spelled. The booklet also contains additional explanations which will be helpful to you if you have trouble understanding some of the concepts of the program.

About this course:

  • The basic premise is that communicating in a language requires learning words, phrases and sentences: but you can't learn to communicate effectively in a language unless you know the individual meaning as well.
  • The emphasis is on communication. Words, phrases or sentences can be used to communicate. It is not always necessary to use a complete sentence to convey a thought.
  • Learn in Your Car teaches you the way a child learns. Children start by learning one-word sentences, then two-word sentences, etc. progressing to more complex sentences as they learn more vocabulary and grammar.
  • The important words you need to survive and get around are taught first. Grammar is taught with examples rather than rules.
  • Usually no more than one new word is introduced at a time. (Level III occasionally introduces more than one word when it is easy to distinguish the new words.) This means you won't hear a sentence or phrase and wonder which sound corresponds to which word. (Various forms of previously introduced verbs are used along with new words.)
  • No textbook is required. The fact that no more than one new word is introduced at a time enables you to use the CDs effectively without referring to a textbook. The CDs are designed to be used without a textbook so that you can use them while driving a car or while doing other things that require similar amounts of concentration.
  • Literal (word-for-word) translations are used as much as possible. This enables you to understand how a sentence or phrase is constructed and what the individual words mean.

The JAPANESE Language:
Japanese is a language of uncertain origin. Japanese is spoken by more than 125 million people, most of whom live in Japan. There are also many speakers of Japanese in the Ryukyu Islands, Korea, Taiwan, parts of the United States, and Brazil. Japanese appears to be unrelated to any other language; however, some scholars see a kinship with the Korean tongue because the grammars of the two are very similar. Japanese exhibits a degree of agglutination. In an agglutinative language, different linguistic elements, each of which exists separately and has a fixed meaning, are often joined to form one word. Japanese lacks tones, but has a musical accent and usually stresses all syllables equally. In the 3rd and 4th cent. AD, the Japanese borrowed the Chinese writing system of ideographic characters. Since Chinese is not inflected and since Chinese writing is ideographic rather than phonetic, the Chinese characters do not completely fill the needs of the inflected Japanese language in the sphere of writing. In the 8th cent. AD, two phonetic syllabaries, or kana, were therefore devised for the recording of the Japanese language. They are used along with the ideographic characters (or kanji characters) to indicate the syllables that form suffixes and particles. The direction of writing is usually from top to bottom in vertical columns and from right to left. The Roman alphabet has also been used increasingly to transcribe Japanese. The large number of speakers and the high level of cultural, economic, and political development of the Japanese people make Japanese one of the leading languages of the world.


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