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Beginner's Kana Workbook

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Author: Fujihiko Kaneda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
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Beginning This beginner's workbook helps students learn both hiragana and katakana writing systems. After learning hiragana writing, students move on to katakana. Then they write sentences containing both hiragana and katakana.
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An Introduction to Modern Japanese: Book 1

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Author: Haruko Uryu Laurie, Richard John Bowring
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 504 pages
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This is an intensive one-year introductory course in Japanese, also suitable for those who wish to work at a slower pace. Students who finish this course will have a firm grasp of how the language works and enough knowledge of the writing system to tackle everyday written material with no more than a dictionary. Particular attention is paid to questions of grammar which foreign learners often find so difficult, so Book One can also serve as a reference grammar. An Introduction to Modern Japanese uses both spoken and written forms from the outset. There are word lists for each lesson, and a comprehensive vocabulary for the whole course. Book One comprises fifty-two lessons which are accompanied by exercises and word lists in Book Two. The exercises ensure that the student has understood the grammar explained in the relevant lessons and give further practice in reading and recognizing characters.
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Adventures in Japanese: Level 4 Workbook (Paperback)

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Author: Naomi Omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 4 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations and age-appropriate topics make learning effective and fun. Upon completing the exercises in this workbook, students will be able to recognize and write 340 kanji, communicate at an advanced level, and prepare for the AP® Japanese Language and Culture Exam.
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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 3 Workbook

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Author: Naomi Omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 3 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 3 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 3 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations and age-appropriate topics make learning effective and fun. Upon completing the exercises in this workbook, students will be able to recognize and write 219 kanji. This second-edition workbook is compatible with the third-edition textbooks.
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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 3 Teacher's Handbook, 3rd Edition

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Author: Hiromi Peterson et al.
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 268 pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 3 teacher’s handbook offers instructors additional course materials and resources for the Volume 3 textbook, workbook, and audio CDs. The handbook provides teachers with overhead materials that explain vocabulary, kanji, and sentence patterns, two sample quizzes per lesson, and review tests and written exams every two lessons. The guide also offers Oral Pro-Achievement Interview topics and final exams for end-of-semester evaluations. Answer keys are provided for review questions from the textbook and listening comprehension exercises from the workbook. This section also includes transcripts of the listening exercises from the Volume 3 audio CDs. With the Volume 3 teacher’s handbook, instructors have all the assessment and classroom tools they require, to ensure their students can read, write, listen to, and speak Japanese successfully.
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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 Workbook, 2nd Edition

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Author: Naomi Omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 210 pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 2 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations and age-appropriate topics make learning effective and fun. Upon completing the exercises in this workbook, students will be able to recognize and write 121 kanji, express themselves in a Japanese speaking community, and discuss in Japanese the differences and similarities between American and Japanese high schools. This second-edition workbook is compatible with the third-edition textbook.
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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 Workbook, 2nd Edition

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Author: Hiromi Peterson, Misako Steverson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 174 pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 1 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations and age-appropriate topics make learning effective and fun. Upon completing the exercises in this workbook, students will be able to recognize and write hiragana and katakana, 17 basic kanji, and talk about themselves (family, daily routines, hobbies, school) at a basic level. This workbook is compatible with the third-edition textbooks.
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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 Teacher's Handbook, 3rd Edition

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Author: Hiromi Peterson et al.
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 317 pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 teacher’s handbook offers instructors additional course materials and resources for the Volume 1 textbook, workbook, and audio CDs. The handbook provides teachers with overhead materials that explain vocabulary and sentence patterns, two sample quizzes per lesson, and review tests and written exams every two lessons. The guide also offers Oral Pro-Achievement Interview topics and final exams for end-of-semester evaluations. Answer keys are provided for review questions from the textbook and listening comprehension exercises from the workbook. This section also includes transcripts of the listening exercises from the Volume 1 audio CDs. What’s new in the third editions? The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 third edition teacher’s handbook is revised and expanded. A new introduction briefs teachers on how the Adventures in Japanese series meets ACTFL National Content Standards and expectations for the AP® Japanese Language and Culture Exam. A new answer key to workbook exercises is also included in the third edition teacher’s handbook.
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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 4

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Author: Hiromi Peterson et al.
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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In Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 textbook, students will explore “the Japanese soul”: the social, historical, and cultural forces that influence Japanese life. They will study keigo (honorific language), the historical context of Japanese immigration, the issue of Japanese internment camps during World War II, and the bombing of Hiroshima. Cultural discussions include the traditional cultural arts of the tea ceremony, calligraphy, and Japanese haiku poetry. Students get a final glimpse of Japan with a lesson on traveling to the historical cities of Kyoto and Nara. Lessons center around more sophisticated dialogues and complex narratives, some of which are based on the authors’ personal experiences. One lesson focuses on the the poem Ame ni mo Makezu as an exemplary piece of Japanese literature. Volume 4 includes two new sections on onomatopoeic expressions (perapera koonaa) and proverbs. Students learn common Japanese expressions and learn to pronounce and use proverbs correctly. In order to encourage character memorization, students create their own illustrations for newly learned kanji. After completing the Adventures in Japanese series, students will be able to write 340 kanji, communicate at an intermediate level in Japanese, and prepare for the AP® Japanese Language and Culture Exam.
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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 3

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Author: Naomi Omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 464 pages
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In Volume 3 of Adventures in Japanese, students experience Japan from the point of view of a young traveler. Ken, the central character throughout Adventures in Japanese, arrives in Tokyo and is greeted by his Japanese host family. Students will learn about appropriate language and behavior in these sometimes tense first meetings. Over ten lessons, Ken’s travels introduce students to the Japanese home and Japanese etiquette, Japanese entertainment, and the train system in Tokyo. Volume 3 follows the same format as Volumes 1 and 2, but is designed with the needs of more advanced classrooms in mind. The dialogues or narratives in Volume 3 form the core of each lesson, incorporating all new kanji, vocabulary, and grammar from the lesson. Consistent with the themes of this volume, the cultural notes in Volume 3 are more extensive than in previous volumes. Lessons in Volume 3 equip students with the skills needed for writing traditional letters, discussing the experience of learning Japanese, navigating popular attractions around Tokyo, using proper etiquette during meals, and more. By the end of Volume 3, students can recognize and write 219 kanji. New readings incorporating previously learned kanji encourage vocabulary memorization and retention. Students learn how to use a kanji dictionary, a necessary skill at this stage of Japanese study.
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