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Japanese Communication, Culture, Context: Volume 1 (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Seiichi Makino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div (1998)
Binding: Hardcover, pages
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Japanese (Teach Yourself Languages) (English and Japanese Edition)

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Author: H.J. Ballhatchet, Stefan Kaiser
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
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This title is for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding and speaking with confidence. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 22 thematic units which deal with everyday situations. The emphasis throughout is on communication, with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. The dialogues feature authentic Japanese as it is spoken on the street. The book uses a system of romanised script usually called the modified Hepburn system which is better suited to English speakers than the "kunrei" system officially used in Japan. Culture notes should help you to appreciate the culture of Japan and avoid causing offence during a visit.
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An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language: With Easy Progressive Exercises

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Author: Tatui Baba
Publisher: Routledge (2010)
Binding: Hardcover, 134 pages
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When originally published in 1873 one of the aims was to protest against an idea that the Japanese language was very imperfect, and therefore it should be exterminated! The second was to give a general idea of the Japanese language as it is spoken.
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Introduction to Written Japanese Katakana (Tuttle Language Library)

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Author: Jim Gleeson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1997)
Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
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The large, open format of Writing Katakana: An Introductory Workbook invites the student to start writing immediately. Written Japanese comprises two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate easy mastery of the forty-six character katakana syllabary which is used to write words of foreign origin. Each character is introduced with brushed, handwritten, and typed samples. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples of onomatopoeic usage of katakana in Japanese writings further reinforce memorization in a fun way.
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Introduction to Written Japanese:Hiragana

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Author: Jim Gleeson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1997)
Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
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Writing practice is the most effective method of mastering written Japanese, and the large, open format of 'Katakana' invites the student to pick up a pencil and start writing.
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Ima! 2: Teacher's Activity Pack

Author: Sue Burnham
Publisher: Heinemann (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 222 pages
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This Japanese course is suitable for taking beginners up to GCSE standards. It uses a Japanese family setting to present language that learners will find relevant. The teacher's pack contains resources that can be used in a classroom setting to enhance student learning.
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Ima! 1: Student Book

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Author: Sue Burnham
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 210 pages
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This Japanese course is suitable for taking beginners up to GCSE standards. It uses a Japanese family setting to present language that learners will find relevant. Photo stories and cartoon strips help motivate the beginner, and the contemporary content gives an insight into Japanese culture.
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Ima! 1 (Japanese Edition)

Author: Sue Burnham
Publisher: Emc Pub (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 180 pages
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This Japanese course is suitable for taking beginners up to GCSE standards. It uses a Japanese family setting to present language that learners will find relevant. Photo stories and cartoon strips help motivate the beginner, and the contemporary content gives an insight into Japanese culture.
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Basic Japanese Coursebook: Revised and Updated

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Author: Living Language
Publisher: Living Language (1998)
Binding: Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
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Grammar & Usage Explained Throughout Comprehensive reference sections Included For Beginners or Those Who Want a Thorough Review Learn to speak, read, and write Japanese quickly and easily with Living Language. Developed by U.S. government experts, this book introduces you step-by-step to the basics of Japanese pronunciation, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammar.
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Yookoso! Getting Started with Contemporary Japanese

Author: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 1 edition (December 1, 1997)
Binding: Paperback, 128pages
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The First Edition of Yookoso!: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese was warmly and enthusiastically received by Japanese language instructors not only in North America, but also abroad. The preliminary chapters entitled "Getting Started" were a First Edition feature that many instructors and students found especially useful and effective for their introductory Japanese courses. In response to this positive response, we have revised and expanded these preliminary chapters as a primer to introduce learners to the Japanese language, providing them with a basic foundation for learning Japanese. Yookoso!: Getting Started with Japanese has been developed according to two basic premises: (1) proficient communication in the second language is the goal of foreign language instruction, and (2) the primary function of language is to allow people to communicate, interact, and negotiate meaning. Yookoso!: Getting Started with Japanese provides a starting point for oral and written communication and helps students to develop proficiency in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as in cultural awareness. With this emphasis on interaction in the classroom, students enjoy learning Japanese. The Yookoso! materials and approach have been extensively tested with beginning students of Japanese. In our experience, students become proficient in Japanese more quickly using the Yookoso! approach. The flexible framework of the Yookoso! materials accommodates various approaches to language teaching and different learning styles.
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