Learn to Speak Japanese with Confidence over the next 4 Weeks Japanese Accelerator Pre-Registration Guide

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Japanese Accelerator v2 - Accelerate Your Japanese in 4 Weeks

Hi there! Kevin and Aaron here. We’ve been getting a quite a few emails about the upcoming Japanese Accelerator course. We’re excited about it, but frankly all the emails have created something of a problem for us... A lot of your questions are being asked by other people too, and we have been writing the same responses to everyone... over and over again :) So all of this has lead to a realization: There has to be a better way to handle things. After a quick phone meeting we came up with an idea! Why not answer the most popular questions in a PDF so we don’t have to break our fingers writing answers a million times! So that is the inspiration for this pre-registration guide. We also decided to throw in a few comments from people who have taken the course, used our tools, and watched our videos... a little shameless selfpromotion never hurt anyone, right? With that, we present to you the official Japanese Accelerator PreRegistration Guide! Enjoy! Best, Kevin & Aaron kevin@ispeakjapanese.net aaron@ispeakjapanese.net

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Before we start...

It’s important that you know about the

Japanese Accelerator Waiting List
If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified when a spot opens in the Japanese Accelerator course. Notifications for course openings are on a first come, first served basis so be sure to get your name of this list early! Getting on this waiting list does not obligate you to register. It just gives you an opportunity. If you are not on the waiting list, you will not be able to register. Click Here to Get on the Waiting List Now

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Japanese Accelerator v2 - Accelerate Your Japanese in 4 Weeks

Before we get started, we’d like to take this opportunity to showcase some of the comments we received from people who have completed the Japanese Accelerator course:

“Amazing! Better than any language course I’ve ever taken. And I’ve taken a billion Japanese courses so I’m somewhat of an authority on the subject. Fabulous.”
Mike K. Tokyo, Japan

You guys rock!! Nobody (my native speaking Girlfriend included!) could ever tell me these things in this easy, yet perfectly understandable way!
Kristof

I can now say stuff! Useful stuff! やったぁぁぁ!
Laura

I really think being able to hear back my part of the conversation along with the other participant as part of the simulation is very helpful. It really lets me hear what I'm doing wrong and work on fixing it. I've spent a lot on books and things trying to find what will work for me to learn Japanese the best, and I really thing this along with the books I have will really get me in the right direction.
John

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Japanese Accelerator v2 - Accelerate Your Japanese in 4 Weeks

I like the concept of your language program because of its simplicity. It's very easy to navigate and it also allows me to become a participant rather than a spectator. I prefer learning this way as opposed to attending a class, since my schedule makes it difficult for me to enroll at a school. Your program also manages to keep me motivated to learn more.
Ray

Popular Question #1:

What are the Lessons Like?
There are two main lesson types: video lessons and interactive “simulation” exercises. Video lessons cover fundamentals of the language while the simulation exercises get you interacting with the language out-loud just like in real life. The simulation lessons are conducted using a breakthrough software originally developed by internationally recognized Japanese professor Masashi Kato. Video Lesson Sneak Peek:

Overview

Simulate

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Simulation Exercise Sneak Peek:

Step 1: Conversation overview
Watch a video of two Japanese speakers having a conversation. All of the conversations are taken from a real life situation that you will definitely encounter. A transcription of each conversation is presented next to the video. You have the option of viewing it in Japanese, romaji, or the English translation so you can follow along and understand what is being said.

Step 2: Learn vocabulary
A list of vocabulary words found in the conversation are presented along with their romaji readings and definitions. Click on any of the words to hear an audio clip of how the word is pronounced.

Overview

Simulate

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Japanese Accelerator v2 - Accelerate Your Japanese in 4 Weeks

Step 3: Repeat and mimic
Learn the part of the conversation that applies to the lesson. Repeat after and mimic the speaker one phrase at a time. Do so out loud so you get used to saying the words and using the gestures that go along with the conversation.

Step 4: Simulate the conversation!
This is the exciting part! Now you get to put yourself inside of the conversation and “talk” with your conversation partner. Your partner will wait for you as you reply, and record your responses. Participating in the conversation simulation will condition your brain to be ready to speak Japanese with real people.

Overview

After completing the simulation a number of times, speaking Japanese will begin to feel totally natural.

Simulate

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Step 5: Review your performance
Compare your conversation side-byside with the original and see how you did! This step allows you to review your performance and pinpoint areas for improvement.

Popular Question #2:

What Will I Learn?
The easy answer to this one is: a lot. Unlike many other programs, books, CDs, and software you may have bought, you will gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Japanese AND get a ton of practical “on the street” conversation practice. This course gives you just the right amount of theory (not too much, not too little), and a TON of interactive practice. Here are examples of some of the things you will learn: All of the sounds found in Japanese, and none that aren’t.
Overview

How to create your own sentences.

Simulate

Tips for remembering and using particles in conversation.

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How to simply the art of formality. How to use and leverage verbs for maximum effectiveness. You’ll like this. It’s easy and really powerful. ;) Present, future, and past tenses. How to use adjectives correctly to describe things (so you don’t sound like a weirdo). ALL of the different sentence structures that exist in the Japanese language, and their English equivalents. And more... Here are examples of some of the things you will learn to do in the simulation exercises: How to respond when complimented on your Japanese. How to ask “do you speak English?” How to compliment others. How to politely refuse more food or drink. How to offer someone a refill. How to differentiate “this,” “that,” and “that way over there.” How to introduce yourself. How to introduce others. How to be introduced by someone else. How to do a formal introduction and business card exchange. How to talk about your hobbies. How to ask someone about their hobbies.

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How to ask for the time. How to tell people where you are from. How to wish someone well (if they are sick). How to tell someone your plans for the immediate future. How to lead up to an invitation. How to plan for a get-together. How to confirm an appointment. How to beg a friend for a favor. How to explain where something is. How to politely respond to a small request. How to discuss your or someone else’s college major. How to express your lack of enthusiasm for something. How to give encouragement. How to talk in after-work conversations. How to talk about a recent vacation. How to apologize at work. More...

In total there are 61 simulation exercises based on about 30 conversations.

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“ I really enjoy the whole interface...hearing how I say it and realizing what I need to change so that the next time I can improve is really helpful.”
Bookis Bookis B. Seattle, Washington

Popular Question #3:

Can I Learn at my Own Pace?
Yes! There are 4 modules which are meant to be completed over 4 weeks but can be completed at your own pace to fit your schedule. You may decide to complete the course in less than 4 weeks (although we don’t recommend it), or want to take your time and extend the course for longer than 4 weeks. We will coach you along, answer your questions, and give guidance for four weeks starting the day you register. You will continue to have full-access to all of the materials after the four week period concludes.

Popular Question #4:

How Many Lessons are There?
There are four modules with lessons spread out across the modules. In total, there are 71 lessons that range from 5 minute videos to half-hour simulation exercises.

Popular Question #5:

Do I Need to Know How to Read Kanji or Kana?
You do not need to know how to read Kanji or Kana to enroll in the Japanese Accelerator course. The 3 Japanese alphabets are one of the biggest barriers that keep people from learning Japanese. Many people start by trying to learn the alphabets first and often causes them to lose motivation. That’s not what we want for you...
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While being able to read Kanji and Kana is extremely useful and worth knowing, the emphasis of this course is on learning and becoming comfortable in conversation found in everyday life. We want you to get the maximum benefit out of Japanese as soon as possible.

Popular Question #6:

Why Isn’t Registration Always Open?
Due to the personalized follow-up and coaching that we give to each student, we must limit the amount of people who can register. While we would like to give this quality of attention to everyone, we just don’t have the manpower to handle something like that at this point. For this reason, we have developed a waiting list in order to allow you to register when a spot opens up and it is your turn.

Popular Question #7:

Is the Course Online?
Yes, the course is conducted online. However, there are elements of the course that you can download and print for convenience.

Popular Question #8:

Are there Tests?
No, there are no tests that you need to complete. At the end of each module, you can fill-out a self-evaluation form. Doing this will help us to ensure that you’re getting the most out of the course and give you an opportunity to reflect on your progress.

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Popular Question #9:

Will it Work on My Computer? What Are the Technical Requirements for My Computer?:
All aspects of Japanese Accelerator work regardless of your operating system. As long as you have a modern Internet browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome, Opera), Adobe Flash Player, a microphone, and an Internet connection, you will not encounter problems due to your operating system.

Popular Question #10:

What if I’m Not a Total Beginner?:
Many Japanese Accelerator students have studied Japanese formally (in a school/college) or on their own, but still do not feel comfortable with their speaking and conversation skills. If you find yourself in this boat, Japanese Accelerator is built for you. Unlike the things you have studied before, it gets you actually interacting with the language, not just learning about it. The majority of the lessons are built around functional situations instead of ideas like past/present tenses or verb conjugation. While these things are covered in the beginning of the course, the bulk of the lessons help you build your confidence in your ability to speak Japanese in the real world (not the classroom). Popular Question #11:

What if I Am a Total Beginner?:
Although you may find it a little fast in the beginning, you will be surprised at what you will be able to do in Japanese by the time you finish. There is no ability to slow-down conversations so it may feel like jumping in to a cold lake at first. It is very similar to what you might feel if you were to go to Japan and attempt speaking with someone there right now. The difference is that with Japanese Accelerator we provide translations, romaji (text readable to English speakers), and vocabulary with each simulation exercise. And of course, we are here to coach you through it and answer your questions.
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Now you know what it takes. Natural communication in Japanese will be a reality for you, too.
If you think this sounds right for you, be sure to add your name to our waiting list so that you can be notified when a spot opens up for you. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us personally at either kevin@japaneseaccelerator.com or aaron@japaneseaccelerator.com. Thanks again and talk with you soon!

Best Wishes, Kevin & Aaron Japanese Accelerator www.JapaneseAccelerator.com

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