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Learn to speak Japanese through complete immersion. The Euro Method is an easy and simple way to learn to speak a second language. Based on the same techniques that allow a 4-year-old child to speak a language long before that same child can read or write, the Instant Immersion Japanese CDs teach users to speak Japanese quickly. The software provides interactive lessons that truly immerse users in the language. The two CD-ROMs enclosed are from EuroTalk, a European publisher of language-learning software. Talk Now! and World Talk will take users from beginning to intermediate levels using fun and easy-to-follow methods.
Talk Now! Japanese is designed for beginners who want to start learning a new language as soon as possible. Whether on a business or vacation trip, or even when meeting a foreign visitor, Talk Now! is the CD to use. By hearing and practicing authentic everyday speech, the users natural ability for language will develop. The EuroTalk CDs are designed to be fun. The program uses quizzes, games, and stories to help reinforce the lessons learned.
The second CD-ROM, World Talk Japanese, is the next level up from Talk Now! and goes on to the next stage with new activities, added dictation, and a new recording section. Topics covered include the calendar, building sentences, asking directions, and using numbers. With the recording feature, users can hear and compare their voices with those of a variety of native speakers.
Rate Points :3.0
Brand :TOPICS Entertainment
Label :Topics Entertainment
Manufacturer :Topics Entertainment
Studio :Topics Entertainment
Publisher :Topics Entertainment
Lowest Price :$6.99USD
Customer Reviewsone good, one bad
Rating Point :3 Helpful Point :5
The first cd was the perfect beginning, easy, educational, and even entertaining(i love alliteration!), the second on was very poorly made, it does not teach a thing, It couldve been great, but it was boring.
Words cannot describe my hate for this product.
Rating Point :1 Helpful Point :12
The first CD I kind of liked. That was when I was young and innocent. The entire program is a joke. The second CD teaches not a thing. I am disgusted, I hate Instant Immersion Products. Some how they always seem to mess something up. A word of advice DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
Instant Immersion Japanese 2 CD-Set
Rating Point :4 Helpful Point :7
I really enjoyed the CD set. It was very inexpensive, a lot of fun, and easy to use. You dont have to install it onto your computer, which makes it really easy to use on other peoples computers or portables. The games and activities make it really easy to learn and is a lot of fun so you actually enjoy studying or learning. One thin I didnt like was that the difference in level between the 2 CDs. The first one is a very beginners one and the second is a little advanced. They kind of skip a level. But after a while of studying, I was able to understand it.
Rating Point :4 Helpful Point :0
This product is ok, but I would suggest getting the deluxe version instead. this one only teaches you a little bit.
Worth it for Human Japanese
Rating Point :3 Helpful Point :0
I bought this set years go. The edition I own is a 4 CD set that includes Talk Now, World Talk, Human Japanese e-book, and JPQuickTrans. The problem I think people have is they are following the CDs in the wrong order, and I have no idea why World Talk is listed as CD 2.
1) Talk Now
This is a cute little simple CD for people who want to just get a feel for the language. It starts off teaching you very basic things such as colors, parts of the human body, food, countries, etc. After each learning session which is basically you clicking on a picture and hearing a native speaker pronounce it, there are extremely fun quizzes that test your retention on the material. With a point system that keeps you motivated and different games I found this CD to be very good at teaching the basics and keeping it light and fun. It also has speaking practice where you can either repeat after the native speaker while recording your voice or identify pictures and speak them into the microphone, kind of like a quiz where you speak the answer. However there is no voice recognition like Rosetta Stone obviously so dont expect it to tell you whether you are right but you can check your answers.
2) World Talk
This CD should be listed as 3 not 2, after Human Japanese. This is where I completely gave up on the program the first time I tried it. It is a completely illogical leap. The entire CD is in Japanese and it tosses you out in the middle of the ocean with no boat. Theres a series of quizzes that have complex Japanese sentences that are impossible to understand unless...
3) Human Japanese
This is the shining gem of this software package. If it only came with this e-book itd be worth the price alone and I sincerely mean that. This is where you learn how to read and write the kana (even animated pictures of stroke order!) as well as grammar and vocabulary. It is very interactive and allows you to click on words and conversations to hear it spoken in native Japanese to strengthen your listening skills. Its quite large, it covers mostly everything and does it in a very laid back and casual way. It does NOT read like a dry textbook which is what I love about it, and you can skip around to whichever lesson you wish. It also has flash card type memory quizzes to help you practice and retain what youve learned as well as multiple choice tests. I recommend this CD before even thinking about touching World Talk.
I havent really used this CD so I cant comment, but I imagine its a nice tool to have when youre trying to read something and come across a word or phrase you dont recognize.
I give this set a 3 out of 5 mostly for Human Japanese. It is just that good. Unfortunately I dont think this set really delves into kanji, so if you are after full mastery of the language you will need to find something in addition to this to help with that. I am currently using Heisigs Remembering the Kanji which is an extremely helpful book on retaining the meaning of kanji and being able to recall them later.