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Grades 7–8




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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Word by Word Picture Dictionary Second Edition

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Author: Bill Bliss, Steven J. Molinsky
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 212 pages
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The Word by Word Picture Dictionary is the centerpiece of the complete Word by Word Vocabulary Development Program. The program’s unique interactive methodology makes vocabulary learning come alive as a dynamic communicative experience that prepares students at all levels for success using English in everyday life.
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I'm Learning Japanese! A Language Adventure for Young People

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Author: Christian Galan
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2010)
Binding: Spiral-bound, 128 pages
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Emily, Nico and Teo are sitting on the grass after school, minding their own business, when—unbelievable!—a giant talking fox dressed in a kimono appears. Explaining that he knows magic, speaks 3,000 languages and is respected as a sensei (master), he wonders if the three kids are ready to learn Japanese from him. During the next 128 amusing pages the three friends learn to speak, read and write the basics . . . along with taking breaks to try Japanese hot-spring baths, sumo wrestling, Zen meditation and more. Focusing on exactly what the 9 to 13-year-old learner wants to know, this book is carefully set up to allow them to learn Japanese independently, at their own speed, without an adult's help. Every page of I'm Learning Japanese! is in full color and the illustrated comic book-approach, with its speech bubbles and funny side remarks, makes the learning seem to fly. It gives preteens a fun grounding in the language, and one that's accurate and practical. Nothing they learn here is “watered down” or will ever need to be unlearned, should they continue on with their Japanese studies in school or later in life.
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Kimono: Level 1

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Author: Buford Humphrickson
Publisher: Emc Pub (1999)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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Setting the Stage for Chines Level 2

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Author: Yuanchao Meng
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
Summary:
Many students learn by doing, and with Setting the Stage for Chinese, students of all ages will be singing, shouting and laughing as they learn Chinese. By combining language learning with theater performance, this innovative series of bilingual plays introduces students to Chinese language and culture as they read each story, memorize their roles and perform on stage. Designed for intermediate to advanced students of Chinese, Level 2 of this series includes adaptations of China's fairy tales and favorite holiday stories such as "Lantern Festival," "Five Brothers" and "Cowherd and Weaver Girl." Contemporary dialogues, rhymes and songs are woven into the scripts, making the language come alive for the stage. Both performers and their parents in the audience will remember these plays for years to come.
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Chinese Made Easy for Kids Textbook 1

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Author: Yamin Ma
Publisher: Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd. (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Summary:
It is designed for kids/beginners to learn Chinese as a foreign language by adopting a new approach. The series comprise 4 books, each book consists of one textbook with a CD and one workbook. After completing this series, students should be able to write 100 simple Chinese characters, recognize over 500 Chinese characters and develop listening and speaking skills.
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Teach Me More Korean Teaching Guide

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Author: Judy Mahoney
Publisher: Teach Me Tapes (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 20 pages
Summary:
"Not just for teachers! Packed with lesson plans to complement both Teach Me... Korean and Teach Me More... Korean, the teaching guide includes additional activities with learning objectives, materials lists, expanded vocabulary and pronunciation keys." A supplemental guide designed for teachers and parents to expand the learning experience with Teach Me More Korean.
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The Chinese Language for Beginners

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Author: Lee Cooper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1989)
Binding: Paperback, 40 pages
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Lee Cooper is the author of several popular and successful books on language arts and folklore for children, including Fun with Spanish, Fun with French, Fun with Italian, and Fun with German. An award-winning writer, Lee Cooper is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Contemporary Authors, and the Directory of British and American Writers. Her home is in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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