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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 2

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Author: Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company (1969)
Binding: Paperback, 548 pages
Summary:
In Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 textbook, students expand their horizons by learning to express themselves in a Japanese speaking community. This textbook builds on the lessons learned in Volume 1, reviewing and introducing new topics in a similar format, but at this level, without romanization. In Volume 2, students learn to distinguish between the formal (polite) and informal (more natural) styles of speaking in Japanese through sample dialogues provided at the beginning of every lesson. Review questions at the end of every other lesson test students on lesson topics and oral proficiency. As well as stressing vocabulary rentention through the basic kanji learned in Volume 1, Volume 2 introduces an average of eight new kanji per lesson. The kanji introduced increase in difficulty as the lessons progress. The textbook encourages memorization, as each character is introduced with an explanation in English, followed by an illustration, adding an element of fun. By the end of Volume 2, students can recognize and write 121 kanji, and can communicate in Japanese within a variety of contexts, such as ordering food in Japanese at a restaurant, making sukiyaki, and discussing in Japanese the differences and similarities between American and Japanese high schools.
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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 1

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Author: Naomi Hirano-omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 394 pages
Summary:
In Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 textbook, students learn to talk about themselves (family, daily routines, hobbies, school) and learn about Japanese culture. Each lesson begins with two or three tasks, which are the proficiency goals for each lesson. Communication is emphasized, and students constantly practice speaking with one another and the teacher on topics relevant to students’ daily lives. Review questions at the end of every other lesson require a proficiency in asking and answering questions on the lesson topics, and test students’ progress relative to each lesson’s goals. Volume 1 gently introduces hiragana and katakana in order to acclimate the student to the use of characters. Seventeen basic kanji are introduced. At the end of Volume 1, students will have learned to write and correctly use hiragana and katakana, two of the basic Japanese syllabaries. Romanization is provided for hiragana until Lesson 4. Katakana is introduced after Lesson 8, and romanization is provided for katakana up to Lesson 10. In addition to hiragana and katakana, students will learn to write a few kanji. After completing this volume, students will be able to communicate successfully at a very basic level both orally and in writing.
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Adventures in Japanese Course Dictionary

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Author: Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 236 pages
Summary:
The Adventures in Japanese Dictionary is a convenient reference for users of this popular series, as well as for anyone learning Japanese. Covering Volumes 1 through 4 of the series, it contains Japanese-English and English-Japanese dictionaries, a kanji list, a verb list by conjugation group, adjective lists, and adverb lists. This dictionary is recommended for users of Adventures in Japanese, 2nd Edition.
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Beginning Japanese: Part II

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden, Hamako Ito Chaplin
Publisher: Yale University Press (1963)
Binding: Paperback, 423 pages
Summary:
Japanese is the language of approximately 125 million people. This course, developed by Eleanor Harz Jorden of Cornell University, is concerned only with spoken Japanese in the "standard" dialect of educated inhabitants of Tokyo. Learning to speak the languageat normal speed is emphasized next since the aim of the course is to teach the learner to understand and speak the everyday language just as it is spoken by the Japanese --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
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Conversational Japanese in 7 Days

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Author: Colin Lloyd, Etsuko Tsujita
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
Summary:
This accessible minicourse provides all the communication skills needed to make the most of a foreign jaunt. In just one week--less time than it takes to get a passport--you can learn enough Japanese to conduct typical travelers' transactions with conversational confidence. Organized into seven units, one for each day of the week, these colorfully illustrated chapters feature: * Vocabulary and phrase lists for everyday situations such as dining, shopping, and asking for directions * Accessible grammar points and interactive practice exercises * An easy-to-navigate vocabulary list for on-the-spot reference * Dialogues and exercises performed by native speakers--now on CD * Updated information about ATMs and public phones abroad
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