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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 3

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

Image of Adventures in Japanese 3: Textbook (Japanese Edition)
Author: Naomi Omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 464 pages
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.