Pimsleur Japanese courses offered free to aid workers

In order to help aid workers more effectively help the millions of people in Japan affected by the earthquake, Simon and Schuster’s Pimsleur have made Japanese language content available for free.

Pimsleur has been a popular language learning method for over 45 years, and they base their courses solely on audio content and repetition. Pimsleur is offering the first 16 units of their basic Japanese course (8 hours of audio) for free download until the end of June. Click here for information on how to download the lessons.

Pimsleur also made available their lessons in Haitian Creole after last year’s massive earthquake in Haiti. Over 6000 people took advantage of the opportunity.

No doubt more people will download the lessons for Japanese, and even if you aren’t directly helping, learning a bit of the language may help to bring you closer to the country, or help you understand Japanese news.

Source: Centre Daily Times.