Starting Out in Japanese, Part 1: Meeting People and Basic Expressions contains essential vocabulary, structure, and pronunciation in short lessons that are easy to master. In these introductory lessons, you'll learn how to count, how to talk about people and family members, how to talk about your home, and other essential expressions. You'll also get the chance to practice what you've learned by listening to an everyday conversation. You'll be speaking Japanese right from the beginning, and you'll be surprised at how easy it is to learn.
To take your learning even further, be sure to check out Starting Out in Japanese, Part 2: Getting Around Town and Starting Out in Japanese, Part 3: Working, Socializing, and Making Friends. You can also visit www.livinglanguage.com for a complete audioscript of this program.