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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 2

By lee.2951 - Posted on 11 March 2009 - Update on 29 October 2010

Image of Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 Textbook, 3rd Edition
Author: Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company (1969)
Binding: Paperback, 548 pages
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.