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Oxford Take Off in Japanese: A Complete Language Learning Pack Book & 4 Cassettes

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Publisher: Oxford University Press (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
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Take Off In Japanese makes learning or brushing up on the language quick, easy, and fun. Follow an integrated course including activities and dialogues with native speakers so you can feel confident in day-to-day conversation. The course offers expert help when you are travelling with mp3 audio download for practice while on the move. This complete language learning kit contains everything you need to speak, read, and understand Japanese, and gives you flexibility when learning. The pack includes a clear, easy-to-use coursebook, full mp3 audio available to download, and 4 audio CDs to support you as you pick up your new language.
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Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I

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Author: Chikako Shinagawa, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Eri Banno
Publisher: The Japan Times (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
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One of the questions we get asked at J-List a lot is, "I want to start learning Japanese, what book do you recommend?" Most textbooks are entirely dry, uninteresting, and cannot follow a student's pace, leaving students frustrated. However, a new series by The Japan Times has recently taken Japanese language for foreigners by storm, and comes highly recommended by anyone who has taken it -- Genki, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The entire course has 23 lessons, guiding the student from the beginning until the student has mastered elementary grammar and can read not only hiragana and katakana but over 300 of the most commonly used kanji as well. Each lesson has: 1) a dialogue introducing vocabulary and grammar in a situation the student may find familiar; 2) a list of the vocabulary with hiragana, katakana, kanji and English meaning; 3) grammar with full explanations in English; 4) interesting usage notes; 5) several pages of practice questions designed to be fun and interesting incorporating dialogue skills, writing skills, and thinking skills; 6) additional vocabulary. Each lesson also has a complementary lesson in hiragana/katakana/kanji, with reading and writing exercises. The separate workbook has more writing exercises and kanji writing practice. This is simply the recommended textbook for anyone beginning Japanese up to 3rd level in the JLPT.
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Genki 1: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 1

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Author: Chikako Shinagawa, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Eri Banno
Publisher: The Japan Times (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
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Genki outlines in 23 structured lessons all the fundamentals of the Japanese language. Abundantly illustrated and containing a wide variety of exercises, Genki is sure to bring vigor to your classroom! Though primarily meant for use in college-level classes, it is also a good guide for independent learners and is a nice resource book for teachers of Japanese. Genki's authors teach at Kansai Gaidai University, which hosts the largest number of North American students spending their junior year in Japan.
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Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 2

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Author: Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 191 pages
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Level 1, Part 2 continues the first year of study in Integrated Chinese, helping learners build solid communicative skills as they discuss everyday topics such as food, sports, travel, going to a party, and renting an apartment. Pinyin texts appear at the end of each lesson, encouraging students to begin reading characters alone. In total, Level 1, Part 2 introduces 350 more characters.
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Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 (Traditional & Simplified Character) Character Workbook

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Author: Xiaojun Wang, Jeffrey J. Hayden, Yaohua Shi, Liangyan Ge, Yea-fen Chen, Nyan-ping Bi, Yuehua Liu, Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
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The Character Workbooks are designed to help the student learn Chinese characters in their correct stroke order. In the Level 1 workbooks, stroke order for each new character is displayed, along with its pinyin pronunciation and English translation. Character boxes allow students to practice writing the characters. The Level 2 Character workbook, in addition to stroke order, presents example sentences to illustrate word usage in context. The Level 2 Character workbook includes both simplified and traditional character forms. Four useful appendices are included in the Level 2 Character workbook: A list of proper nouns and measure words; an English-Chinese glossary that includes all vocabulary in Levels 1 and 2; a Chinese character index that lists all characters appearing in Levels 1 and 2; and the simplified-form example sentences that appear in traditional characters throughout the bookÂ’s text.
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Integrated Chinese, Level 2 Textbook, 2nd Edition (Traditional and Simplified) 中文听说读写

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Author: Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 513 pages
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Integrated Chinese Level 2 is intermediate-level textbook for students who have completed one year of study at the high school or college level, or for anyone seeking to communicate effectively in Chinese wherever it is spoken. This acclaimed, best-selling series is successful because it "integrates" all four language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Integrated Chinese helps you understand how the Chinese language works grammatically, and how to use Chinese in real life,how to understand it on the street, speak it on the telephone, read it in the newspaper, or write it in a report. The materials within Integrated Chinese's set of textbooks, workbooks, character workbooks, and audio CDs are divided into sections of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Two types of exercises are used: traditional exercises (fill-in-the-blank, sentence completion, translation) to help learners build a solid grammatical foundation, and communication-oriented exercises (speaking drills, discussion topics, etc.) to prepare them to function in a Chinese language environment. Frequently, authentic materials written for native Chinese speakers and real (newspaper clippings, signs, tickets, etc.) are used. Notes on language use and Chinese culture are found throughout the textbooks. In Level 2, simplified and traditional characters are combined in one book.
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Integrated Chinese: Simplified Characters Textbook, Level 1, Part 1

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Author: Yuehua Liu
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
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Begins the first year of study in Chinese, and introduces about 350 vocabulary items •Covers the basics with simple, graded activities on essential topics such as greetings, dates and times, family, and shopping •Introduces essential grammatical structures •Positions pinyin texts close to Chinese character texts so students can focus on speaking and pronunciation
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Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1 Textbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified) 中文听说读写

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Author: Yuehua Liu, Nyan-Ping Bi, Yea-fen Chen, Liangyan Ge, Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 354 pages
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Since its release, Integrated Chinese has become the leading introductory Chinese textbook in colleges and universities around the world. With its holistic, integrated focus on the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, it teaches all the basics beginning and intermediate students need to function in Chinese. Integrated Chinese helps students understand how the Chinese language works grammatically, and how to use Chinese in real life.
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Ten Level Chinese vol.1 - Integrated Textbook

Author: Wu Zhongwei, Gao Shunquan, Tao Lian
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press (2007)
Binding: paperback, 219pages
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Ten Level Chinese is a Chinese textbook series compiled for the international students taking long-term Chinese courses in China. Considering the different levels of the students, the different native language they speak, and the large amount of learning hours per week, the series is specially designed to help the Chinese beginners to develop their Chinese skills comprehensively and to cultivate their language and communication ability.
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Ten Level Chinese (Level 1): Threshold - Textbook

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Author: Wu Zhongwei, Gao Shunquan, Tao Lian
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press(2007) (2010)
Binding: paperback, 127 pages
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Ten Level Chinese is a Chinese textbook series compiled for the international students taking long-term Chinese courses in China. Considering the different levels of the students, the different native language they speak, and the large amount of learning hours per week, the series is specially designed to help the Chinese beginners to develop their Chinese skills comprehensively and to cultivate their language and communication ability. The whole series is arranged based on the scientific classification of the learners’ language levels. In each level, there is paralleling training of four skills. Altogether there are 10 levels: the Threshold leads the learners into the world of Chinese in a relaxing manner; Levels 1-4 are for the elementary stage, emphasizing integrated skills training with combination of listening and speaking; Levels 5-8 are for the intermediate stage, focusing on sub-skill training with separate listening, speaking, reading and writing courses; Levels 9-10 are for the advanced stage, containing courses in news listening, social issues, etc.
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