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Genki, Level 2 Textbook

By lee.2951 - Posted on 17 March 2009 - Update on 07 November 2010

Image of An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese II: Banno Eri  (Japanese and English Edition)
Author: Kyoko Tokashiki, Chikako Shinagawa, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Eri Banno
Publisher: The Japan Times (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 353 pages
The Genki, Level 2 textbook continues learning for beginning students where Level 1 left off and furthers their education and practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Eleven lessons cover situations and subjects relating to daily life such as looking for a part-time job, college life, a trip to Nagano, and shopping. Students will appreciate the functional situations and frequent introduction of colloquialisms that immediately give a taste of the living language. “Dialogue and Grammar” and “Reading and Writing” sections in the textbook contain a variety of stimulating, challenging exercises and easy to follow examples. This Level 2 also emphasizes reading comprehension and introduces writing composition. As in Level 1, the text is full of cultural notes that teach students the “why”, not just “how”, of Japanese language and grammar. Level 2 includes about 170 kanji, comprehensive Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese indices, and the most frequently used vocabulary, expressions, and grammar, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.