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Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 1 Textbook

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Author: Mari Noda, Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1987)
Binding: Paperback, 371 pages
Summary:
"Part 1 of Japanese: The Spoken Language teaches modern spoken Japanese through drills and functional exchanges. Each lesson is divided into three sections. The first two sections contain core conversations and their English equivalents (single exchanges between two people), and a “breakdown” of the dialogue with supplementary vocabulary, miscellaneous notes, structural patterns, drills, and application exercises. The last section in the lesson focuses on listening comprehension and review. The textbook also includes an English-Japanese, Japanese-English glossary. The series is entirely romanized. Upon completion of Part 1, students will be able to converse in Japanese at a basic level. "
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 1 CD Faculty Guide

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Author: Mari Noda
Publisher: Yale University Press (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 104 pages
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This faculty guide helps instructors incorporate the individual components of Japanese: The Spoken Language, Multimedia Collection into their curricula.
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, CD-ROM for PC

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Author: Mari Noda
Publisher: Yale University Press (2005)
Binding: CD-ROM, 94 pages
Summary:
"This interactive CD-ROM program is a powerful tool for beginning learners of Japanese and is based on Part 1 of the popular Japanese: The Spoken Language textbook series. The two-disc set—available in both Macintosh and PC-compatible formats—presents JSL’s sound methodology in a rich multimedia environment. Innovative, fully interactive exercises, simulations, and reviews complement the textbook. The program contains 125 “Core Conversation” video clips, activities, helpful notes about language and culture, and student review and assessment, with native Japanese speakers providing conversation models throughout. Whether used in the classroom or for self-study, the CD-ROM program encourages students to complete the tasks necessary to communicate successfully in Japanese and makes learning both enjoyable and rewarding. To purchase the institutional version, containing 10 CD-ROM sets, 10 User's Guides, and one Faculty Guide, click here."
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Japanese: The Spoken Language Part 3, Supplement: Japanese Typescript

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 58 pages
Summary:
Japanese: The Spoken Language has been written by Eleanor Harz Jorden, with collaboration by Mari Noda, to replace her widely used Beginning Japanese in introductory and intermediate courses. Extensive changes and innovations are incorporated into this three-volume textbook to improve it as a teaching tool. Stressing Japanese as it is spoken today in Japan, the books introduce the language in a totally systematic fashion and in manageable segments, so that students who have mastered the full thirty lessons can handle the spoken language with considerable facility. The core conversations—all brief and natural—cover situations in which foreigners typically find themselves interacting with Japanese. They include topics ranging from asking directions and ordering a meal to more challenging discussions on how to refuse, criticize, disagree, and complain. Hundreds of drills—incorporating thousands of exchanges—are all in a response format, so that each exchange constitutes a mini-conversation. Explanations, presented in the detail and depth that a newcomer to the Japanese language urgently requires, offers not only linguistic analysis but also careful descriptions of how the language is used within Japanese society. They include such important topics as hierarchy, in-group/out-group differentiation, and avoidance of confrontation. Supplementary material provides outlines for the utilization of what has been introduced, check-ups on structure, and comprehension checks based on accompanying audiotapes.
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Japanese: The Spoken Language Part 3

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 416 pages
Summary:
This third book of Japanese: The Spoken Language completes a course in modern spoken Japanese that teaches current usage through drills and functional exchanges. The series is entirely romanized. Accompanying audio and video materials are available.
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Japanese: The Spoken Language Part 2, Supplement: Japanese Typescript

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1988)
Binding: Paperback, 94 pages
Summary:
This text is a Kanji supplement to Book Two of the entirely romanized Japanese: The Spoken Language series.
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Japanese for Young People III : Student Book

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Author: AJALT
Publisher: Kodansha USA (2001)
Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
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Japanese for Young People is a new three-level series designed primarily for junior-high and high school curricula encouraging systematic Japanese-language acquisition through an enjoyable but structured learning process. With an emphasis on coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this first Student Book introduces the building-blocks of Japanese grammer through Key Sentences, Dialogues, Exercises, and Tasks.
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Japanese: The Spoken Language Interactive CD-ROM for Macintosh (Ind)

Author: Mari Noda
Publisher: Yale University Press
Binding: Paperback, 110pages
Summary:
This interactive CD-ROM program is a powerful tool for beginning learners of Japanese and is based on Part 1 of the popular Japanese: The Spoken Language textbook series. The two-disc set—available in both Macintosh and PC-compatible formats—presents JSL’s sound methodology in a rich multimedia environment. Innovative, fully interactive exercises, simulations, and reviews complement the textbook. The program contains 125 “Core Conversation” video clips, activities, helpful notes about language and culture, and student review and assessment, with native Japanese speakers providing conversation models throughout. Whether used in the classroom or for self-study, the CD-ROM program encourages students to complete the tasks necessary to communicate successfully in Japanese and makes learning both enjoyable and rewarding. A User’s Guide, included with the CD-ROMS (and also sold separately), offers clear, concise instructions for the program's most effective use. In addition, it provides comprehensive guidance for learners of Japanese and answers to some of their commonly asked questions. A Faculty Guide is also available to help instructors incorporate into their curricula the components of Japanese: The Spoken Language, Multimedia Collection—a grouping of new and previously published text, audio, video, and CD-ROM materials that together form a complete package for learning and teaching spoken Japanese at the beginning level. The institutional version of this product contains 10 CD-ROM sets, 10 User's Guides, and one Faculty Guide.
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Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar

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Author: Rita Lampkin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
Summary:
In one compact volume, Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar, Second Edition, offers an integrated beginner's guide to all major verbal and grammatical concepts of the Japanese language. This latest edition of the popular and accessible guide has been updated to include: * Expanded vocabulary lists featuring common idiomatic phrases * New examples of sentences and sentence structure * An in-depth introduction to Japanese scripts Each of the 46 units includes clear explanations and examples to help you master the Japanese language. Roomaji, or transliteration, is featured throughout.
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Japanese Step by Step

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Author: Gene Nishi
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2001)
Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
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This self-study text offers a breakthrough approach for beginning learners of Japanese, as well as an indispensable reference for intermediate students. The unique study method in Japanese Step By Step teaches how to construct Japanese sentences, from the simplest to the most complex, using an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method. Also contains flow charts for verb conjugations and derivations.
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