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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
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.

Conversational Japanese in 7 Days

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Author: Colin Lloyd, Etsuko Tsujita
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
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