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Grades 9–12




Remembering Simplified Hanzi: Book 1, How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters

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Author: Timothy W. Richardson, James W. Heisig
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 432 pages
Summary:
At long last the approach that has helped thousands of learners memorize Japanese kanji has been adapted to help students with Chinese characters. Book 1 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi covers the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters in the simplified Chinese writing system, plus another 500 that are best learned at an early stage. (Book 2 adds another 1,500 characters for a total of 3,000.) Of critical importance to the approach found in these pages is the systematic arranging of characters in an order best suited to memorization. In the Chinese writing system, strokes and simple components are nested within relatively simple characters, which can, in turn, serve as parts of more complicated characters and so on. Taking advantage of this allows a logical ordering, making it possible for students to approach most new characters with prior knowledge that can greatly facilitate the learning process. Guidance and detailed instructions are provided along the way. Students are taught to employ "imaginative memory" to associate each character’s component parts, or "primitive elements," with one another and with a key word that has been carefully selected to represent an important meaning of the character. This is accomplished through the creation of a "story" that engagingly ties the primitive elements and key word together. In this way, the collections of dots, strokes, and components that make up the characters are associated in memorable fashion, dramatically shortening the time required for learning and helping to prevent characters from slipping out of memory.
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Instant Korean: How to express 1,000 different ideas with just 100 key words and phrases!

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Summary:
This book provides you with the words you'll hear again and again-simple terms used every day in restaurants, subways and other public places. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you can communicate in Korean. Whether you plan to meet new people, shop, order food and drinks, or ask directions, you'll learn how to do it using Instant Korean.
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Survival Korean: How to Communicate without Fuss or Fear - Instantly!

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
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A handy guide to the Korean language, Survival Korean contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around. The pronunciation for each Korean word in the book follows a precise and simple formula that will quickly become so familiar that speaking Korean shortly feels just as "normal" as conversing in English. The material is divided into four parts, including: *Common Expressions and Key Words *Essential Communication Tools *Travel Vocabulary and Useful Expressions *Pronunciation Guides for Key Names and Signs Each part contains a range of relevant vocabulary, useful phrases, and the minimum of grammatical explanation needed to allow users to convey exactly what they want to say. The book also contains an A-Z index with more than 1,000 additional words and their pronunciation for quick reference.
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Read and Speak Korean for Beginners with Audio CD, 2nd Edition (Read & Speak for Beginners)

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Author: Sunjeong Shin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2011)
Binding: Audio CD, 112 pages
Summary:
An exceptionally accessible book+audio course for beginning-level learners of Korean, helping them gain practical communication skills.
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Encounters:Chinese Language and Culture, Student Book 1

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Author: Cynthia Y. Ning, John S. Montanaro
Publisher: Yale University Press (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
Summary:
Developed by Cindy Ning, a leader in Chinese language instruction, and John Montanaro, Encounters is a brand-new program for introductory-level Chinese. Through a rich array of components—including a broadcast-quality dramatic series, textbooks, a character writing book, teacher annotated editions, and an audio program—Encounters will immerse your students in the sounds of Mandarin and place language in meaningful context as they explore the nuances of China's rich culture. Culminating years of international collaboration between Yale University and the Chinese International Publishing Group (CIPG), Encounters sets a new standard in the field of language instruction.
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Adventures in Mandarin Chinese, The Wind and The Sun: Read & Understand the symbols of Chinese culture through great stories (Volume 3)

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Author: Sam Song
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 140 pages
Summary:
In the first several years of life, children learn a few words that become a solid groundwork for their language in life. Also children love stories, which are a very important part of language learning. Hence, in the process, the nature of children stories has shown us a successful way to build a foundation in order to learn the language successfully. For the same goal, this series of books are written in a special way that provides readers with the easiest entry point into the Chinese language and also helps readers establish a strong foundation through well-known fables and their entertaining Chinese characters.
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Japanese Made Easy

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Author: Tazuko Ajiro Monane
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
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Japanese Made Easy is an accessible and thorough guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese words and phrases within a few hours. This book has been completely revised to help beginners build practical language skills quickly and easily and updated to reflect current usage.
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Japanese Katakana for Beginners: First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System

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Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
Summary:
Picture mnemonics are a proven tool in the world of language learning. Japanese Katakana for Beginners makes character learning quick and effective by implementing this established system. The method used in Japanese Katakana for Beginners has helped thousands of students learn katakana successfully in the United States and Japan. Full of useful writing tips, rules that allow students to write all Japanese sounds, and exercises such as word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, timed recognition quizzes and more, this book is an excellent tool to increase knowledge of the Japanese language.
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Japanese Communication, Culture, Context: Volume 1 (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Seiichi Makino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div (1998)
Binding: Hardcover, pages
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Japanese (Teach Yourself Languages) (English and Japanese Edition)

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Author: H.J. Ballhatchet, Stefan Kaiser
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
Summary:
This title is for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding and speaking with confidence. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 22 thematic units which deal with everyday situations. The emphasis throughout is on communication, with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. The dialogues feature authentic Japanese as it is spoken on the street. The book uses a system of romanised script usually called the modified Hepburn system which is better suited to English speakers than the "kunrei" system officially used in Japan. Culture notes should help you to appreciate the culture of Japan and avoid causing offence during a visit.
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