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 Four new expressions for greeting neighbors are presented through several skits. Viewers learn to express themselves in day-to-day encounters with people living in the same apartment building.
As Mr. Kobayashi states, "...getting along with your neighbors will definitely be a great help in learning Japanese." The skits are repeated with English translation, and in Japanese only, to reinforce learning and to challenge students.
Viewers will learn how to tell neighbors something about themselves. Mr. Kobayashi and Kaori go on to provide variations on basic phrases, explaining polite and standard expressions in daily conversation. Kaori ends this episode by showing pictures of electrical panels and gas switches seen in most Japanese homes.
Each DVD can be viewed straight through or in separate chapters, allowing access to individual segments for helpful repetition and easy learning.