March 24, 2011 New York, NY Simon & Schusters Pimsleur Language Programs announced today that it is offering free downloads of 8 hours of its Japanese language learning program to support aid agencies and volunteers helping the millions affected by the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan.
Pimsleur®, a leading publisher of foreign-language learning programs, has authorized their digital resellers, including iTunes, Audible, and Pimsleurdigital.com, to provide the Japanese downloads free until June 30, 2011.
By providing these Japanese language learning programs, Pimsleur hopes to ease relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the crisis by giving aid workers an easy way to begin communicating in Japanese. This is especially critical in more remote areas where English is not widely spoken.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pimsleurs Haitian Creole language course was downloaded over 6,000 times free of charge by individuals and organizations supporting relief efforts there.
Instructions: Once the download has finished, you can unzip it.
If you have a PC: Once the download is complete, Right-Click the zip file, and select "Extract All" from the popup menu to unzip the download. After the download is finished unzipping, you will have a folder(with a name matching your course title) containing the course contents.
If you have a Mac: your download should automatically unzip, and the folder containing the course(the folder name will match your course title) can normally be found in your "Downloads" folder.
Once you unzip the file, you should have a folder with a name matching your course title thst contains all the course files.
After unzipping the downloaded file, you can drag it into iTunes and sync to your iPod/iPhone or burn Audio or MP3 CDs. You can also drag the folder into Windows Media Player and sync to a smartphone, MP3 player or burn Audio or MP3 CDs