Getting Along in Japanese is a DVD video learning series which presents the Japanese language through familiar daily situations. The setting is a traditional Japanese inn where the hosts teach their guests to communicate using practical and current expressions.
Hosts Katsuya Kobayashi and Kaori Itakura introduce spoken Japanese through carefully dramatized skits designed to help beginning students learn to cope with everyday life in modern Japan.
In Episode One, Mr. Kobayashi and his daughter Kaori begin the lesson by teaching how to introduce your self correctly in Japanese. Viewers are then taken to a local grocery store to be taught phrases required when shopping. At the grocery store we learn the Japanese names of certain vegetables, how to make requests, and to ask prices.
Through photographs she has taken, Kaori teaches how to recognize and to understand Japanese signs commonly used in grocery stores to indicate special discounts. Through repetition and variation, viewers will learn the basic language patterns and vocabulary necessary when shopping in Japan.
Each DVD can be viewed straight through or in separate chapters, allowing access to individual segments for helpful repetition and easy learning.