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Confessions of a Japanese Linguist - How to Master Japanese

Summary

Follow the author on his odyssey from a 24-year-old Midwesterner unable to speak a word of Japanese as he recounts his initial struggle to survive even Japanese 101, to cramming four years of college Japanese into one year with top grades, to gaining functional fluency, conquering kanji, and finally gaining sufficient mastery over the language to develop marketable Japanese skills as a Japanese teacher and translator, all within four short years. There is no shortage of excellent resources for learning the Japanese language. If simply having access to excellent study material or a learning environment were the key to language learning success, anyone today with an Internet connection or a good textbook would become a successful learner. However, without the proper insight and understanding of what it really takes to master Japanese, the reality is that most aspiring Japanese learners ultimately fail in their quest to master the language or even gain a basic level of fluency. This is not your run-of-the-mill Japanese textbook. You won’t learn Japanese grammar, hiragana, katakana, or kanji by listening to this audiobook. Instead, Confessions of a Japanese Linguist - How to Master Japanese provides a full insider’s glimpse of what it really takes to succeed at Japanese, both inside the classroom and beyond, in order to attain a true functional proficiency in the language. As you listen, you will learn how to negotiate the many unique nuances of Japanese culture, as well as avoid the many pitfalls and detours in the learning process that can result in years, if not an entire lifetime, of lost time and frustrated effort in attempting to learn the Japanese language and grasp the complicated intricacies of Japanese culture. Confessions of a Japanese Linguist - How to Master Japanese is a must-listen for any aspiring Japanese learner and is full of first-hand insight into the nuances of the Japanese language and culture for any listener with even a passing interest in the language and culture of Japan.

©2014 Shane Jones (P)2020 Shane Jones

Narrator: Dan Wooten
Author: Shane Jones
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Paying Ourselves to Save the Planet

Summary

Nothing is more important to the future of our world than correcting our political misunderstanding of money. And nothing is more challenging than explaining that misunderstanding — and correcting it — in a non-technical style that will engage the imagination of the average layman.  This book strives to do just that. It examines why the "standard money theory" we habitually apply to the world is incapable of confronting the challenges of global climate change. It then provides an easy-to-follow layman's explanation of "modern money theory" (MMT) and shows why this revolutionary perspective of the Reserve/bank-dollar system we use today is the best hope the world has to actually pay people to do the work (and alter their consumer choices) to save the planet.

©2020 J.D. Alt (P)2020 J.D. Alt

Narrator: Dan Wooten
Author: J.D. Alt
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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How to Massage Your Lover

Summary

The power of touch between lovers is what binds us to one another. There is nothing more loving or intimate for couples than bringing comfort, relaxation, stress relief, and sensual pleasure to your partner with a simple touch. In this book written by me, a licensed massage therapist, you will learn how to perform an hour-long full-body massage without your back or hands hurting. This is the same massage therapy techniques performed by the professionals and the massage style that I used in my own professional massage therapy practice. Included: How to prepare for your session The best location for your lover Oil vs lotion How to set up your room Music recommendations to set the mood How to approach different personality types and their response to massage Advice for different body types The complete one-hour massage routine Now, when your partner asks you to rub their back or shoulders, you can massage them with confidence. This how-to massage therapy guide will bring you from a beginner to massage mastery to please your loved one. Please note, this book is not to be used as a textbook for massage professionals. It is designed for the beginner or non-professional and is meant to enhance massage and loving touch between partners. Perfect gift for birthdays, Valentine's Day, and Christmas!

©2017 Kandace Blevin (P)2021 Kandace Blevin

Available on Audible