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An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language: With Easy Progressive Exercises

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Author: Tatui Baba
Publisher: Routledge (2010)
Binding: Hardcover, 134 pages
Summary:
When originally published in 1873 one of the aims was to protest against an idea that the Japanese language was very imperfect, and therefore it should be exterminated! The second was to give a general idea of the Japanese language as it is spoken.
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Introduction to Written Japanese Katakana (Tuttle Language Library)

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Author: Jim Gleeson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1997)
Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
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The large, open format of Writing Katakana: An Introductory Workbook invites the student to start writing immediately. Written Japanese comprises two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate easy mastery of the forty-six character katakana syllabary which is used to write words of foreign origin. Each character is introduced with brushed, handwritten, and typed samples. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples of onomatopoeic usage of katakana in Japanese writings further reinforce memorization in a fun way.
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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! 2: Teacher's Activity Pack

Author: Sue Burnham
Publisher: Heinemann (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 222 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. The teacher's pack contains resources that can be used in a classroom setting to enhance student learning.
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Ima! 1: Student Book

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Author: Sue Burnham
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 210 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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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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Basic Japanese Coursebook: Revised and Updated

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Author: Living Language
Publisher: Living Language (1998)
Binding: Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
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Grammar & Usage Explained Throughout Comprehensive reference sections Included For Beginners or Those Who Want a Thorough Review Learn to speak, read, and write Japanese quickly and easily with Living Language. Developed by U.S. government experts, this book introduces you step-by-step to the basics of Japanese pronunciation, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammar.
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Yookoso! Getting Started with Contemporary Japanese

Author: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 1 edition (December 1, 1997)
Binding: Paperback, 128pages
Summary:
The First Edition of Yookoso!: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese was warmly and enthusiastically received by Japanese language instructors not only in North America, but also abroad. The preliminary chapters entitled "Getting Started" were a First Edition feature that many instructors and students found especially useful and effective for their introductory Japanese courses. In response to this positive response, we have revised and expanded these preliminary chapters as a primer to introduce learners to the Japanese language, providing them with a basic foundation for learning Japanese. Yookoso!: Getting Started with Japanese has been developed according to two basic premises: (1) proficient communication in the second language is the goal of foreign language instruction, and (2) the primary function of language is to allow people to communicate, interact, and negotiate meaning. Yookoso!: Getting Started with Japanese provides a starting point for oral and written communication and helps students to develop proficiency in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as in cultural awareness. With this emphasis on interaction in the classroom, students enjoy learning Japanese. The Yookoso! materials and approach have been extensively tested with beginning students of Japanese. In our experience, students become proficient in Japanese more quickly using the Yookoso! approach. The flexible framework of the Yookoso! materials accommodates various approaches to language teaching and different learning styles.
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Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, Third Edition

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Author: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (2005)
Binding: Hardcover, 548 pages
Summary:
Yookoso!, meaning welcome in Japanese, is the first volume of a two-volume series for beginning Japanese courses. Based on modern principles of second-language acquisition, it was the first beginning Japanese text to integrate the teaching of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and to be accompanied by a full complement of ancillary materials. Grammar is treated as a tool for developing the ability to communicate in Japanese, not as the focal point of the text. The illustration program (photographs, line drawings, realia) and the two-color, hardcover format is unique in this field, providing an attractive context for language learning.
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Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese (Student Edition) Media Edition

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Author: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2003)
Binding: Hardcover, 592 pages
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Yookoso!, meaning welcome in Japanese, is the first volume of a two-volume series for beginning Japanese courses. Based on modern principles of second-language acquisition, it was the first beginning Japanese text to integrate the teaching of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and to be accompanied by a full complement of ancillary materials. Grammar is treated as a tool for developing the ability to communicate in Japanese, not as the focal point of the text. The illustration program (photographs, line drawings, realia) and the two-color, hardcover format is unique in this field, providing an attractive context for language learning.
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