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February 10th, 2008 at 06:30 PM
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Mina-san, to say the Intros have taken on a life of their own is definitely an understatement. But have no fear, as we said, we're not doing away with them!


As you've probably noticed by now, JapanesePod101.com is constantly evolving. And of course, we're learning a lot as we go along. As mentioned in the News, Marky has actually scripted intros up to the beginning of May. So the same wild, story-lined intros will continue until then. On Moday and Tuesday if you want to follow the Intro Story-Line, you can find it separately listed as Intro (where the Bonus Tracks usually go). Starting in May, the Intros will be attached to the Lessons as normal, but with Newbie/Beginner friendly Intros. (It's undecided at this point, but they will probably follow the same story-line model being used now).


Also mentioned was the idea of lessons based around the Intros. Last year we did 2 Japanese Culture Classes on a few of the old one-off Intros and the feedback was tremendous! If there's interest in going through the new Story-based intros (and some of the one-offs that haven't been covered yet), then be sure to hit up the Listener's Lounge in the Forum. We'd love to hear your requests!


For the fans of the Intros, and we know there are lot of you out there, we hope this doesn't inconvenience you too much. Some listeners love a challenge, but when you're starting out with your first Japanese Lessons, it might be a little overwhelming to hear 4-5 lines of hardcore Japanese before even getting into the lesson. For those Newbies and Beginners who still want to give it a shot and read a long with the PDF, the option is still there!

katafei
March 13th, 2008 at 11:25 PM
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'great' :mrgreen:

katafei
March 13th, 2008 at 11:24 PM
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I love the intros! they are so funny. I'll be checking out the PDF's soon.

Thanks for all these gret topics.

:grin:

Neil
February 14th, 2008 at 04:33 AM
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Staff must work every day, visit every forum, read every memo, agree with every idea. Boy we are dedicated!

Neil
February 14th, 2008 at 04:29 AM
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Working every day? Even on Sunday? Boy, I hope all the staff have no other life.

Jp
February 13th, 2008 at 11:52 PM
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I think that perhaps the ideal approach is making different-level intros for the different lesson levels: simple ones for lower levels, more natural ones for higher levels. Personally, even the way it was was nice. I think it's good for lower-level students to get experience listening to natural speech like that. Even if they don't understand much of it, the more they listen, the more they'll get, which is useful practice and a good feeling. Just my opinion. Thanks much for the nice lessons.

Sabrabba
February 13th, 2008 at 01:20 PM
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Thank you, Nori-san:dogeza: That clears it up for me:grin: And thank you guys for all of your hard work. I look forward to your new lessons almost as much as I look forward to "Grey's Anatomy" returning to TV.:wink: What's that? The writer's strike is over? Oh no, I hope my studies don't fall by the wayside:wink:

のり
February 13th, 2008 at 12:01 PM
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Sabrabbaさん

you are right! He should have said しばらくやってなかった or ずいぶんやってなかった .


「ひさしぶりのニュースです」 でもいいですよ。

Sabrabba
February 13th, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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Hi Peter. Just a quick question. You said "hisashiburi news yattenai desu ne" and got some chuckles from Naomi-sensei. I think you meant to say "shibaraku" instead of "hisashiburi". But as a student of Japanese I can't be sure. :wink: Perhaps this grammar point could be picked up in a future lesson? :roll:


Thanks for all of the great lessons!:dogeza:

Tachikawa
February 13th, 2008 at 04:56 AM
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As a true Newbie/Beginner, Thank you for remembering that this is a basic level lesson program. If folks want more advanced conversation they should check out a higher level. There is plenty of challenge there. Many, many, many thanks for your very creative and user friendly enterprise. https://www.japanesepod101.com/wp-images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif

Tachikawa
February 13th, 2008 at 04:55 AM
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As a true Newbie/Beginner, Thank you for remembering that this is a basic level lesson program. If folks want more advanced conversation they should check out a higher level. There is plenty of challenge there. Many, many, many thanks for your very creative and user friendly enterprise.