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Japanese Vocabulary (Barron's Vocabulary)

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Author: Nobuo Akiyama, Carol Akiyama
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
Summary:
This pocket-size book lists approximately 6,000 words in English with translations into Japanese. Words are divided into several different categories and listed alphabetically within each category. Categories include greetings, numbers, measurements, moods and emotions, driving situations, travel situations, sports, foods, shopping, phoning, and many others. All titles in Barron’s foreign language Vocabulary Series include pronunciation guides and a bilingual and alphabetical quick Wordfinder section. Barron’s Vocabulary books are useful students’ classroom supplements as well as handy travelers’ aids.
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An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese Revised Edition with CDs

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Author: Akira Miura, Naomi Hanaoka McGloin
Publisher: The Japan Times (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
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This book is a revised edition of AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE, a best-selling resource for intermediate Japanese-language studies. Designed for learners who have completed beginning-level studies, this book helps users to build their proficiency in intermediate Japanese across all four skill areas--listening, speaking, reading, and writing--while also providing them with a deeper understanding of Japan and its culture. As with the original edition, this revised version comprises fifteen lessons that are each centered on conversation and reading, and include words, kanji list, grammar note, operation practice, listening practice, and speed-reading. As a new feature, each lesson also contains the point of conversation practice to provide practice in line with the lesson's function.
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Japanese Language in Use: An Introduction

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Author: Toshiko Yamaguchi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 240 pages
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"Japanese Language in Use" is the companion volume to "Japanese Linguistics: An Introduction". Using a wide range of examples drawn from everyday life and literary texts, "Japanese Language in Use" introduces pragmatics, discourse, and language and culture in the Japanese context. The book covers: Language in context; Japanese in conversation; Honorifics and politeness; Language and gender; and Young people's language. Key concepts of Japanese language in use are introduced in a succinct and accessible way, with texts and exercises to aid student understanding. This is the ideal first introduction to Japanese language in context for undergraduate or postgraduate students.
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Japanese Stage-Step Course: Grammar Textbook: Grammar-Reference

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Author: Wako Tawa
Publisher: Routledge (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 536 pages
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"The Japanese Stage-Step Course" is a fully integrated language course from beginner through to advanced level combining cohesive grammar instruction with functional examples and practices to build a solid foundation in the four key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course includes the core text, The Grammar Textbook, Workbooks 1 and 2, Writing Practice Book, audio material on CDs or in MP3 format, and a companion website. An understanding of grammar is essential for students aiming to achieve a high level of proficiency in Japanese. Written by an experienced teacher, "The Stage-Step Course: Grammar Textbook" provides a step-by-step guide to Japanese grammar.With clear, accessible explanations and relevant examples to put each grammatical point into context, the Grammar provides a meaningful framework to develop the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The book is divided into the following four stages: Stage One, building a foundation; Stage Two, towards more complex structures; Stage Three, adding sophistication; and, Stage Four, referencing. Each lesson is accompanied by detailed vocabulary, conversation practice and reading exercises in the separate two workbooks to enable students to put into practice what they have learnt and consolidate their knowledge. The course also includes the Writing Practice Book, audio material on CDs or in MP3 format and a companion website.
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Sing 'n Learn Japanese 2

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Author: Thi Hop Nguyen, Selina Yoon, Tazuko Inui
Publisher: Master Communications Inc (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 32 pages
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Sing 'n Learn Japanese 2 helps you learn more Japanese language and culture through favorite songs sung in Japan for children of all ages. With 22 traditional & contemporary Japanese melodies, you will enjoy learning about festivals, holidays, seasons, games, food, and more. Lyrics are written in Hiragana, Katakana, romanized Japanese and English. Illustrations promote understanding of culture and enhance learning. Pronunciation Guide, Glossary, cultural notes and activity guides are included.
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Sing 'n Learn Japanese 1

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Author: Selina Yoon, Thi Hop Nguyen, Tazuko Inui
Publisher: Master Communications Inc (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 32 pages
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Sing 'n Learn Japanese 1 introduces Japanese language and culture the fun and natural way to children of all ages. With 23 traditional Japanese and familiar melodies, children will enjoy learning basic Japanese vocabulary and pronunciation through popular themes such as numbers, family, animals, colors and more. Each song is written in Hiragana, Katakana, romanized Japanese and English. Illustrations promote understanding of culture and enhance learning. Pronunciation Guide, Glossary, cultural notes and activity guides are included. 32 page paperback and audio CD.
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Your First 100 Words in Japanese

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Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 80 pages
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Beginning This book is designed to teach the beginner a basic vocabulary of 100 Japanese words — covering 8 everyday topics: around the home/ clothes/ around town (including transportation)/ countryside/ essentials/ opposites/ animals/ parts of the body—and provide strategies and practice for recognizing and reading these words. The consumable workbook contain perforated flash cards illustrating each of the words.
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Yookoso! Invitation to Contemporary Japanese Student Edition with Online Learning Center Bind-In Card

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Author: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2006)
Binding: Hardcover, 576 pages
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Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese is the first volume of a two-volume series for beginning Japanese courses. Based on modern principles of second-language acquisition, it was the first beginning Japanese text to integrate the teaching of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and offer a full complement of ancillary materials. In this text, grammar is treated as a tool for developing the ability to communicate in Japanese, rather than as a focal point. The rich illustration program--including photographs, line drawings, and realia--provides an attractive context for language learning.
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Yookoso! Continuing with Contemporary Japanese Student Edition with Online Learning Center Bind-In Card

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Author: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2006)
Binding: Printed Access Code, 480 pages
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Yookoso! Continuing with Contemporary Japanese is the second volume of a two-volume series for beginning Japanese courses. Based on modern principles of second-language acquisition, Yookoso! was the first beginning Japanese text to integrate the teaching of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and offer a full complement of ancillary materials. In this text, grammar is treated as a tool for developing the ability to communicate in Japanese, rather than as a focal point. The rich illustration program--including photographs, line drawings, and realia--provides an attractive context for language learning.
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Travel Planning

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This packet is geared toward high school students in their third or fourth year of study. Skill level is intermediate-low. Students will glean information from a travel itinerary of a tour package offered by JTB and answer questions. Students then role-play and plan a trip as well as create an itinerary presented to the class.
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