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Introduction to Written Japanese:Hiragana

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Author: Jim Gleeson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1997)
Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
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Writing practice is the most effective method of mastering written Japanese, and the large, open format of 'Katakana' invites the student to pick up a pencil and start writing.
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Ima! 1 (Japanese Edition)

Author: Sue Burnham
Publisher: Emc Pub (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 180 pages
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This Japanese course is suitable for taking beginners up to GCSE standards. It uses a Japanese family setting to present language that learners will find relevant. Photo stories and cartoon strips help motivate the beginner, and the contemporary content gives an insight into Japanese culture.
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Word by Word Picture Dictionary English/Japanese Edition

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Author: Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 212 pages
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Program Highlights * More than 4,000 vocabulary words are presented through vibrant illustrations and easy-to-use lessons. * Extensive coverage of important lifeskill competencies meets standards-based curriculum objectives. *A careful research-based sequence of lessons integrates development of grammar and vocabulary skills. *Expanded discussion questions encourage students to share their backgrounds, experiences, and opinions. *New WordSongs Music CD included with dictionary extends learning outside the classroom through motivating musical practice. *New bilingual editions for speakers of Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Kreyol, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese *Teacher's Guide and Lesson Planner with CD-ROM saves countless hours of planning, with instructional support materials in two convenient formats as reproducible masters and on a CD-ROM.
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Step By Step Korean 2 Through 15 Action Verbs

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Author: Kim-Marshall, In Ku
Publisher: Hollym International Corporation (2008)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 192 pages
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This book is for anyone who has begun learning Korean with “Step by Step Korean 1 through 15 Action Verbs” and wishes to continue on to the next stage of learning. I have written this second book using the same principle of instruction as the first with the following points added to facilitate learning: * The past and future tenses, and propositive form “ let’s ...” are introduced. * Irregular verbs and their usages with a few phrases are presented. * “ Descriptive verbs” are introduced. Descriptive verbs in Korean are like adjectives in English, but they follow the same conjugation rules as action verbs. * The honorific form of speech is reintroduced and expanded upon. * The sentences are conversational, but with extended dialogue so that students can further develop their conversational ability. * The structure of the typical Korean sentence is shown with diagrams, which can be made into flash cards for learning and teaching purposes. This is especially useful for young learners. * This book includes six more supplemental cultural notes on Korean culture.
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Step By Step Korean 1 Through 15 Action Verbs

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Author: In Ku Kim-Marshall
Publisher: Hollym International Corporation (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
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Starting to learn a new language can be an intimidating experience for students, especially if they are using a self-study method. This book is a fun and easy way to help students learn to read and speak simple Korean. Sample sentences built with 15 commonly used verbs will introduce simple vocabulary and basic points of Korean grammar. This way, students can make progress right from the start. They can then build on the knowledge gained here by continuing with the rest of this three-book series. The characteristic elements of this textbook are: * Beginning level study with the most common verbs and nouns. * Introduction of basic Korean grammar rules for verb usage. * Repetition of sentences on each page, allowing the student to learn vocabulary and grammar at the same time. * Introduction of the basic sentence structure in the present tense. * Grammar notes on each page. * Vocabulary lists at the end of each page making it easy for the student to learn important words. * Verbs followed by exercises to reinforce knowledge of the verb’ s use. * Pictures that enable the student to relate what they’ re learning to a visual image. * Conversational sentences which help the student learn simple conversational language. * Discussion of Korean culture and customs.
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Once Upon a Time in Korea An Elementary Reader

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Author: In Ku Kim-Marshall
Publisher: Hankookmunhwasa (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 196 pages
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This book is designed for anyone who has some Korean vocabulary and is familiar with the basic grammar. It provides delightful and easy short stories rewritten in simple sentences and using carefully selected sets of basic vocabulary, without sacrificing original meanings. The book is beautifully illustrated, and each story is accompanied by a vocabulary list in English, and cultural notes are included with some of the stories.
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Remembering the Kanji, Vol. 2: A Systematic Guide to Reading Japanese Characters (Japanese Edition)

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Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2008)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 397 pages
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Following the first volume of Remembering the Kanji, the present work takes up the pronunciation of characters and provides students with helpful tools for memorizing them. Behind the notorious inconsistencies in the way the Japanese language has come to pronounce the characters it received from China lie several coherent patterns. Identifying these patterns and arranging them in logical order can reduce dramatically the amount of time spent in the brute memorization of sounds unrelated to written forms. Many of the "primitive elements," or building blocks, used in the drawing of the characters also serve to indicate the "Chinese reading" that particular kanji use, chiefly in compound terms. By learning one of the kanji that uses such a "signal primitive," one can learn the entire group at the same time. In this way, Remembering the Kanji 2 lays out the varieties of phonetic patterns and offers helpful hints for learning readings, which might otherwise appear completely random, in an efficient and rational way. A parallel system of pronouncing the kanji, their "Japanese readings," uses native Japanese words assigned to particular Chinese characters. Although these are more easily learned because of the association of the meaning to a single word, Heisig creates a kind of phonetic alphabet of single-syllable words, each connected to a simple Japanese word, and shows how they can be combined to help memorize particularly troublesome vocabulary. Unlike Volume 1, which proceeds step-by-step in a series of lessons, Volume 2 is organized in such as way that one can study individual chapters or use it as a reference for pronunciation problems as they arise. Individual frames cross-reference the kanji to alternate readings and to the frame in Volume 1 in which the meaning and writing of the kanji was first introduced.
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Remembering the Kanji, Vol. 1: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters

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Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 460 pages
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The aim of this book is to provide the student of Japanese with a simple method for correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them both easy to remember. It is intended not only for the beginner, but also for the more advanced student looking for some relief from the constant frustration of how to write the kanji and some way to systematize what he or she already knows. The author begins with writing because—contrary to first impressions—it is in fact the simpler of the two. He abandons the traditional method of ordering the kanji according to their frequency of use and organizes them according to their component parts or “primitive elements.” Assigning each of these parts a distinct meaning with its own distinct image, the student is led to harness the powers of “imaginative memory” to learn the various combinations that result. In addition, each kanji is given its own key word to represent the meaning, or one of the principal meanings, of that character. These key words provide the setting for a particular kanji’s “story,” whose protagonists are the primitive elements. In this way, students are able to complete in a few short months a task that would otherwise take years. Armed with the same skills as Chinese or Korean students, who know the meaning and writing of the kanji but not their pronunciation in Japanese, they are now in a much better position to learn to read (which is treated in a separate volume). For further information and a sample of the contents, visit http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/publications/miscPublications/pdf/RK4/RK%201_sample.pdf.
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Remembering the Kana: A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 Hours Each (Manoa) (Japanese Edition) (part 1)

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Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 158 pages
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Following on the phenomenal success of Remembering the Kanji, the author has prepared a companion volume for learning the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries of modern Japanese. In six short lessons of about twenty minutes, each of the two systems of “kana” writing are introduced in such a way that the absolute beginner can acquire fluency in writing in a fraction of the time normally devoted to the task. Using the same basic self-taught method devised for learning the kanji, and in collaboration with Helmut Morsbach and Kazue Kurebayashi, the author breaks the shapes of the two syllabaries into their component parts and draws on what he calls “imaginative memory” to aid the student in reassembling them into images that fix the sound of each particular kana to its writing. Now in its third edition, Remembering the Kana has helped tens of thousands of students of Japanese master the Hiragana and Katakana in a short amount of time . . . and have fun in the process.
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Remembering the Hiragana: A Complete Course on How to Teach Yourself the Japanese Syllabary in 3 Hours

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Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: Japan Pubns (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 80 pages
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