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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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Nakama 1: Workbook/Laboratory Manual (English and Japanese Edition)

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Author: Kazumi Hatasa, Yukiko Abe Hatasa, Seiichi Makino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 316 pages
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Designed to reinforce the association of sound, syntax, and meaning, the SAM includes out-of-class practice of the material presented in the textbook. The Workbook section focuses on written vocabulary, grammar, kanji and writing practice. The Lab Manual section focuses on pronunciation and listening comprehension, including Dict-a-Conversation dictation activities.
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Chinese: Communicating in the Culture (Performance Text 4)

Author: Galal Walker,Yong Lang
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications & Services
Binding: perfect binding, 443pages
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Details: This is the fourth text in the Chinese: Communicating in the Culture beginning course in spoken Mandarin series. This text is designed with the autonomous learner in mind. Expands upon skills developed in communicating in Chinese culture. Includes an audio program MP3 disc.
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Chinese: Communicating in the Culture (Performance Text Three)

Author: Galal Walker, Yong Lang
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications,National East Asian Languages Resource Center
Binding: Paperback, pages
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This is the third text in a series of Mandarin Chinese learning texts. It continues with the theme of learning to communicate in various forms, emphasizing in this text on going to and coming from places.
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My First Japanese Kanji Book: Learning Kanji the fun and easy way!

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Author: Anna Sato, Eriko Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2009)
Binding: Hardcover, 64 pages
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My First Japanese Kanji Book is an inventive and unique introduction to kanji for children. Written by the mother-daughter team of Eriko and Anna Sato, this lovely book introduces 109 kanji characters to children with poems and illustrations. It includes all the Japanese Government specified first grade level kanji characters and a sprinkling of simple second to sixth grade characters. The kanji are introduced in the context of 36 colorful paintings and poems by 14-year-old Anna Sato, herself a kanji learner. Each of the poems is presented in both Japanese and English, and all kanji are accompanied by furigana (small hiragana letters), stroke-order diagrams, sample vocabulary and boxes for writing practice. A charming and educational volume, My First Japanese Kanji Book can be used as a self-study text, a supplementary material in Japanese language schools or a gift book for family or friends.
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Minna No Nihongo: Kanji I (English Edition) (Bk. 1)

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Publisher: 3A Corporation, Japan (2001)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 200 pages
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A kanji textbook using various devices to introduce kanji to the beginner in an enjoyable and effective way. By covering the kanji words found in the Main Textbook, and assisting the learner with comprehending the structure of kanji, the burden on the learner is greatly reduced. The 220 target kanji have been selected from Minna no Nihongo I , and the 298 target kanji in book two have been selected from Minna no Nihongo II..
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Making Sense of Japanese: What the Textbooks Don't Tell You (Power Japanese Series) (Kodansha's Children's Classics)

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Author: Jay Rubin
Publisher: Kodansha USA (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Summary:
Making Sense of Japanese is the fruit of one foolhardy American's thirty-year struggle to learn and teach the Language of the Infinite. Previously known as Gone Fishin', this book has brought Jay Rubin more feedback than any of his literary translations or scholarly tomes, "even if," he says, "you discount the hate mail from spin-casters and the stray gill-netter." To convey his conviction that "the Japanese language is not vague," Rubin has dared to explain how some of the most challenging Japanese grammatical forms work in terms of everyday English. Reached recently at a recuperative center in the hills north of Kyoto, Rubin declared, "I'm still pretty sure that Japanese is not vague. Or at least, it's not as vague as it used to be. Probably." The notorious "subjectless sentence" of Japanese comes under close scrutiny in Part One. A sentence can't be a sentence without a subject, so even in cases where the subject seems to be lost or hiding, the author provides the tools to help you find it. Some attention is paid as well to the rest of the sentence, known technically to grammarians as "the rest of the sentence." Part Two tackles a number of expressions that have baffled students of Japanese over the decades, and concludes with Rubin's patented technique of analyzing upside-down Japanese sentences right-side up, which, he claims, is "far more restful" than the traditional way, inside-out. "The scholar," according to the great Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume, is "one who specializes in making the comprehensible incomprehensible." Despite his best scholarly efforts, Rubin seems to have done just the opposite. Previously published in the Power Japanese series under the same title and originally as Gone Fishin' in the same series.
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Japanese All the Way (TM) Cassette/Book: Learn at Home and On the Go (All the Way Ser Level 1)

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Author: Living Language
Publisher: Living Language (1996)
Binding: Hardcover, pages
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Teach Me Japanese & More Japanese, Bind Up Edition (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Judy Mahoney
Publisher: Teach Me Tapes (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
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The classic coloring books from the Teach Me and Teach Me More series are now combined into a 48-page edition. This new edition includes the coloring pages from both titles, and a 60-minute audio CD so children can listen, learn and sing along. Teach Me Japanese and More Japanese features six new pages of vocabulary and activities perfect for pre-school to early elementary children. Narrated in Japanese, the story includes 40 songs with lyrics and translations.
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Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit (Tuttle Flash Cards)

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Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 1 pages
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This boxed set is a welcome addition to our best-selling Tuttle for Kids Flash Cards Series. With 64 brightly colored flash cards that get children talking about everyday activities, the words and sentences provided help children build their vocabulary in a natural, fun and age-appropriate way. Includes Audio CD.
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