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Ultimate Japanese: Advanced Course: Cassette/Book Package (Living Language Ultimate Courses)

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Author: Suguru Akutsu
Publisher: Living Language (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 428 pages
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Eight 60-minute Cassettes: 448-PAGE TEXTBOOK Lively, up-to-date, authentic dialogues Clear explanations of grammar Cultural highlightsLearn Advanced Japanese at Home or On the Go with the Most Complete, Up-to-Date Program Available! Developed by the experts at Living Language, Ultimate Japanese: Advanced has everything you need to increase your fluency in Japanese. Just like the Basic to Intermediate level course, this program combines conversation with grammar and culture in an easy-to-follow, enjoyable, and effective format. Ultimate Japanese: Advanced also covers business vocabulary and etiquette, perfect for business people as well as serious students and travelers.
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Basic Technical Japanese (Technical Japanese Series)

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Author: Nobuo Inoue, R. Byron Bird, Edward E. Daub
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (1990)
Binding: Hardcover, 800 pages
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Even if you have had no Japanese-language training, you can learn how to translate technical manuals, research publications, and reference works. Basic Technical Japanese takes you step-by-step, from an introduction to the Japanese writing system through a mastery of grammar and scientific vocabulary to reading actual texts in Japanese. You can use the book to study independently or in formal classes. This book places special emphasis on the kanji (characters) that occur most often in technical writing. There are special chapters on the language of mathematics and chemistry, and vocabulary building and reading exercises in physics, chemistry, biology, and biochemistry. With extensive character charts and vocabulary lists, Basic Technical Japanese is entirely self-contained; no dictionaries or other reference works are needed.
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Basic Business Japanese

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Author: Nancy Young
Publisher: Kodansha International (JPN) (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
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This textbook is designed for the busy professional who has studied some Japanese and wishes now to focus on the language as it is actually used in a business context. Its ten concise lessons provide all the information that is essential for conversing with Japanese clients or colleagues in a variety of settings. Basic Business Japanese focuses on common situations that professionals face--making and receiving telephone calls, opening and ending meetings, describing the company or a new product, discussing fees and prices. Each situation is brought to life in Mini-dialogues that provide different ways of asking and answering questions on a particular topic. Each lesson also provides Grammar and Usage Notes to clarify any newly introduced points, numerous short vocabulary lists, Cultural and Business Practice Notes, and Listening Comprehension and other exercises designed to take the learner a step further in taking an active role in the conversation. The entire text appears in both Japanese characters and romanized letters for greater ease of use. Learners will want to refer frequently to the appendices on grammar and specialized business terms. A comprehensive glossary/index allows for immediate, effective review Two 60-minute cassette tapes are available separately.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 9 (Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes)

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (2001)
Binding: Hardcover, 416 pages
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Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similar, so a linguistic phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The papers in this volume are intended to further compare and/or contrast research in both languages. This selection of papers reflects the Ninth Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference's division into four separate panels: Historical Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology and Acquisition; Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics; and Semantics. The Ninth Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference was held at The Ohio State University. Mineharu Nakayama and Charles J. Quinn, Jr. are associate professors in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University.
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Adventures in Japanese 4: Teacher's Handbook

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Author: Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 teacher’s handbook offers instructors additional course materials and resources for the Volume 4 textbook, workbook, and audio CDs. The handbook provides teachers with overhead materials that explain vocabulary and sentence patterns, two sample quizzes per lesson, and review tests and written exams every two lessons. The guide also offers Oral Pro-Achievement Interview topics and final exams for end-of-semester evaluations. Answer keys are provided for review questions from the textbook and listening comprehension exercises from the workbook. This section also includes transcripts of the listening exercises from the Volume 4 audio CDs. With the Volume 4 teacher’s handbook, instructors have all the assessment and classroom tools they require, to ensure their students can read, write, listen to, and speak Japanese successfully. What’s new in the third edition? The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 third edition teacher’s handbook is revised and expanded from previous editions. A new introduction briefs teachers on how the Adventures in Japanese series meets ACTFL National Content Standards and expectations for the AP* Japanese Language and Culture Exam. A new answer key to the workbook exercises is also included in the third edition teacher’s handbook.
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Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context

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Author: Magara Maeda, Noriko Ishihara
Publisher: Routledge (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
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This innovative advanced level course in Japanese teaches appropriate language use in real life situations. With an emphasis on listening and speaking skills, the course takes a descriptive approach, demonstrating the variations that exist among Japanese speakers. Authentic sample dialogues demonstrate a range of generally preferred language uses, giving the student the tools to communicate in an effective and culturally appropriate manner. Organized according to frequently used functions of speech, such as requesting, apologizing, refusing and thanking and complimenting, Advanced Japanese presents commonly-used expressions and typical speech routines, providing the learner with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their usage within the social context. Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context not only introduces commonly-used formulaic expressions, but also teaches learners how Japanese speakers assess crucial contextual factors such as relative social status, level of familiarity, and content of speech as they interpret a message and use language to convey their intentions. Key features of the textbook include: * exercises throughout, including ‘core’ and ‘optional’ activities * self-assessment section in each chapter * unit summaries, grammar notes and role-play activities * a separate Teacher’s Guide which fully supports the textbook featuring extensive notes and guidance also available through the companion website. Key features of the companion website include: * complete audio files to accompany all dialogues within the textbook * optional extra activities for students wishing to progress beyond the textbook * teacher's guide – downloadable in both Japanese and English. Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context is the ideal resource for all intermediate to advanced learners of Japanese. The course is also an invaluable tool for anyone involved in the teaching of Japanese language.
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Integrated Korean: Advanced Intermediate 2

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Author: Ho-Min Sohn, Korean Language Education and Research C
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 2 pages
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“The most notable features of the book are the authenticity of the reading materials and their relevance to the everyday life and thinking of Korean people, as well as a rich Korean-English glossary with excellent examples” —Modern Language Journal (89, 2005) The Advanced Intermediate Level texts are the third of a five-level series developed collaboratively by leading classroom teachers and linguists of Korean. All series volumes have been developed in accordance with performance-based principles and methodology--learner-centeredness, contextualization, use of authentic materials, function/task-orientedness, balance between skill getting and skill using, and integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Grammar points are systematically introduced with simple but adequate explanations and abundant examples, exercises, and drills. Each lesson of this volume consists of pre-reading activities, one or two main reading texts, new words, useful expressions, exercises, comprehension questions, related reading, discussion and composition, and English translation of the reading texts.
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A Handbook of Common Japanese Phrases

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Author: Sanseido
Publisher: Kodansha USA (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
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Words don't exist as independent units, to be inserted into grammatical slots by a speaker exercising absolute authority over their placement. Rather, they tend to come in neatly bound packages — in fixed phrases or entire sentences — ready to communicate an idea that cannot be expressed economically in any other way. For example, "I wouldn't do that if I were you" is basically a set expression, allowing for little change. If a student of English wanted to express the thought behind this phrase, but wasn't aware that a means of doing it already existed, he or she would be forced to resort to a great deal of circumlocution before the point was made. This is exactly why common phrases are so important: they facilitate communication. Japanese, too, is rich in common phrases perfect for any number and variety of occasions. This handbook lists some 600 of them and explains when, where, and how to use them, providing alternatives for slightly varied circumstances and revealing their underlying psychology. While all this is done in an informative, practical manner, the book is also immensely entertaining and can be profitably read by anyone interested in Japanese etiquette and psychology. All in all, A Handbook of Common Japanese Phrases is a delight for students of Japanese at every level and anyone interested in how Japanese interact among themselves. A Handbook of Common Japanese Phrases is based on Common Japanese Phrases and Common Japanese Business Phrases, previously published in the Power Japanese series. Japanese is rich in common phrases perfect for any number and variety of occasions. This handbook lists some 600 of them and explains when, where, and how to use them, providing alternatives for slightly varied circumstances and revealing their underlying psychology.
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Japanese Now (v. 4)

Author: Esther M. T. Sato; Masako Sakihara
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Japanese Now is a popular four-year learning program used in numerous American secondary schools and universities. The first two years emphasize oral-aural skills; the third and fourth years offer reading selections while expanding vocabulary and grammatical patterns through conversation and discussion of Japanese culture and appropriate styles of speech in various social setting. Tapes may be copied by an educational institution for classroom use but not for resale.
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All Things Considered: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese

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Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Princeton University Press (2010)
Binding: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese, 21 pages
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This modern Chinese language textbook bridges the gap between intermediate and advanced Chinese. It is ideal for students who have completed intermediate courses but need more language practice to prepare them for the complexity of advanced Chinese. The text is divided into two parts. The first section consists of twelve dialogues; the second is a selection of recent newspaper articles about contemporary Chinese society. A novel feature of All Things Considered is that several topics appear in both dialogue and essay forms. This repetition is designed to improve students' retention of grammar and vocabulary as well as to highlight differences between spoken and written Chinese. All of the articles and dialogues center on everyday issues in contemporary China. Several of the topics featured are controversial in the hope that they will spark students' interest and promote participation in class discussions.
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