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Read and Speak Korean for Beginners with Audio CD, 2nd Edition (Read & Speak for Beginners)

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Author: Sunjeong Shin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2011)
Binding: Audio CD, 112 pages
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An exceptionally accessible book+audio course for beginning-level learners of Korean, helping them gain practical communication skills.
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Obento Deluxe: Student Book (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Kyoto Kusumoto, Sue Xouris, Peter Williams
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 220 pages
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Obento Deluxe is the new, revised edition of the first level, formerly called Obentoo 1. In this revised edition, sections are uniquely designed to correspond to the variety of dishes one would find in an obentoo (lunchbox). For example, the Teeburu manaa (table manners) section introduces students to important and interesting information about Japanese culture, while Gohan to okazu (rice and side dishes) show how words and sentences fit together and how they are used. In Obento Deluxe, students will learn everyday greetings, how to ask and respond to questions about where they are from, talk about their hobbies, etc. This level is split into 12 chapters and includes grammar notes, as well as Japanese-English/English-Japanese wordlists.
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Nakama 2: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context

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Author: Seiichi Makino, Kazumi Hatasa, Yukiko Abe Hatasa
Publisher: Cengage Learning (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 592 pages
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NAKAMA is a two year proficiency-oriented program that emphasizes practical communication and the development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. The eleven thematic chapters, plus one preliminary chapter, focus on high-frequency communication situations; while chapter dialogues illustrate typical daily events representative in Japanese life and provide realistic contexts in which to learn vocabulary and grammar.
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Nakama 1B: Introductory Japanese Communication, Culture, Context

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Author: Seiichi Makino, Kazumi Hatasa, Yukiko Abe Hatasa
Publisher: Heinle (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
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Nakama 1 is a complete, flexible introductory program designed to present the fundamentals of the Japanese language to college students. Presented in two parts, Nakama 1a and Nakama 1b, the program focuses on proficiency-based language learning, emphasizes practical communication and student interaction, and fosters the development of all four language skills and cultural awareness. Thematically organized chapters focus on high-frequency communicative situations and introduce students to the Japanese language and its three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Maintaining the program’s balanced approach, the new edition features updated technology resources, new authentic art, and practical, contemporary vocabulary to enhance both teaching and learning.
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Successful Communication in Japanese

Author: Yoko Tomisaka
Publisher: ALC Press
Binding: Paperback, 163pages
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Designed for learners who have at least acquired elementary sentence patterns. Incorporating a fun approach to learning conversational expressions which are commonly used in daily life but are often neglected in traditional textbooks, Successful Communication in Japanese responds to the needs of learners who want to become able to follow conversational Japanese as actually spoken by native speakers. It provides the bare essential rules for acquiring the ability to at least comprehend what is being said in conversations, and uses simple vocabulary and expressions readily understandable by learners who have completed the beginning level. It includes a large number of set expressions frequently used in daily conversation, and thus can also serve as a highly effective supplementary textbook for the study of colloquial expressions.
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Japanese Communication, Culture, Context: Volume 1

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Author: Seiichi Makino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div (1998)
Binding: Hardcover, pages
Summary:
It goes without saying that Japanese is among the most intricate and diffucult languages to learn and master. Nakama 1 however seems to make the language much more manageable. The textbook is wonderfully clear and descriptive. Kanji are presented well with stroke orders, meanings, and their use is illustrated within conversational passages. There is a wealth of vocabulary and the presentaiton of the grammatical points, numerous as they are, is amazingly clear. This textbook is great for a course and for one learning on their own. I initially had reservations about the book simply because the Japanese langauge course I'm taking covered 2 chapters of this book every week. Point being that there is ALOT of manageable material in each of the 12 chapters. Combine this book with the workbook and the tape and you'll come out of it having very strong inroads into the Japanese language. All in all, a great book.
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Huanying 1 Textbook (Chinese Edition)

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Author: Lanting Xu, Jiaying Howard
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Hardcover, 408 pages
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The Huanying, Volume 1 textbook is designed for learners who have no prior knowledge of Chinese. The textbook contains enough material to cover a full-year course and includes six units, each with a specific communication theme and each containing learning objectives, five lessons, a unit review, and end-of-unit self-assessment. Each lesson has two dialogues or texts, a new word list, language notes, cultural notes, Pronunciation Practice (Units 1-3), a more extensive glimpse into Chinese culture (Units 4-6), and some knowledge-related language activities. In Volume 1, the first few lessons introduce the fundamentals of the spoken and written language, with guided practice in pronunciation and character writing. Three indexes (vocabulary, proper nouns and language notes) are included, as well as three helpful appendixes (pinyin tone & spelling rules, character strokes & radicals, and each lesson's dialogues & texts in traditional characters). The lessons in this book are in simplified characters, with English and pinyin. Traditional characters are included in vocabulary lists and indexes.
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Speech Acts in Japanese

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We perform speech acts when we offer an apology, greeting, request, complaint, invitation, compliment, or refusal. A speech act is an utterance that serves a function in communication. A speech act might contain just one word, as in "Sorry!" to perform an apology, or several words or sentences: "I’m sorry I forgot your birthday. I just let it slip my mind." Speech acts include real-life interactions and require not only knowledge of the language but also appropriate use of that language within a given culture. Below is a list of speech acts that are being researched a CARLA. Within each category you will find basic information about the speech act, as well as teaching tips, sample exercises, and past research findings. Apologies in Japanese Compliments/Responses to Compliments in Japanese Refusals in Japanese Requests in Japanese Thanks in Japanese
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Success With Chinese: A Communicative Approach For Beginners Vol. 2 Reading & Writing

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Author: De-An Wu Swihart
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 344 pages
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"Level 2: Reading & Writing builds on the strengths of Success with Chinese, Level 1 and uses a whole new range of daily experiences as practical opportunities for learning and mastering the basics of Chinese. Reading exercises are designed to help you learn Chinese characters through repetition, as well as analysis of radicals and character components. Level 2 of Success with Chinese is designed to give you increased confidence in a variety of daily experiences and encounters, such as picking up medicine and following the label, navigating through a grocery store, and filling out government forms. This volume of Reading & Writing introduces 489 new characters. Each character is listed with examples of its use in several word compounds, to demonstrate how learning one character helps you learn many new words in turn. This Reading & Writing book contains both simplified and traditional characters in vocabulary lists and indexes. "
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Success With Chinese: A Communicative Approach For Beginners Vol. 2 Listening & Speaking

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Author: Cong Meng, Judy Z. Mu, Irene Liu, De-An Wu Swihart
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 342 pages
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"Level 2: Listening & Speaking builds on the strengths of Success with Chinese, Level 1 and uses a whole new range of daily experiences as practical opportunities for learning and mastering the basics of Chinese. As you move about more confidently in China, you’ll want more and deeper areas of communicative proficiency. That’s where Level 2 of Success with Chinese kicks in, with lessons covering the doctor’s office, grocery shopping, taxi rides, basic computer functions in Chinese, and more. Two audio CDs bound into the book contain audio recordings of dialogues, new vocabulary, and exercises in each lesson, to reinforce listening and comprehension skills. This volume teaches 651 vocabulary items, and includes two audio CDs containing recordings of each lesson, to reinforce listening and comprehension skills. Simplified characters are presented in the book and are accompanied by their pinyin pronunciation. "
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