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Grades 9–12




Obentoo Level 1 Workbook

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Author: Peter Williams
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 164 pages
Summary:
This obentoo (lunchbox) offers an exciting, culturally based approach to the study of Japanese language. Its clear, colorful, well-structured layout has students discovering the Japanese language and culture through lively and authentic presentation. Obentoo addresses the use of hiragana, katakana, and kanji, is adaptable to a wide variety of course content, and contains a wealth of teacher support material.
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Obento Deluxe Teacher Resource Pack

Author: Peter Williams, Sue Xouris, Kyoko Kusumoto
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
Binding: paperback, pages
Summary:
The Obento series comes with a comprehensive and helpful Teacher Resource Pack. The Obento Deluxe Teacher Resource Pack comprises: Teacher Notes an introduction to the course, its components and the methodology, including suggested presentation and teaching techniques an explanation of how Obento Deluxe can be used to support the Yoroshiku National Curriculum Guidelines for Japanese detailed teacher notes for each unit, with suggested warm-up and follow-up activities for each section of the Student Book, notes on teaching particular points, suggested structures and vocabulary extension audio transcripts and solutions to all workbook tasks information on assessing and reporting students’ progress
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Obento Deluxe: Student Book (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Kyoto Kusumoto, Sue Xouris, Peter Williams
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 220 pages
Summary:
Obento Deluxe is the new, revised edition of the first level, formerly called Obentoo 1. In this revised edition, sections are uniquely designed to correspond to the variety of dishes one would find in an obentoo (lunchbox). For example, the Teeburu manaa (table manners) section introduces students to important and interesting information about Japanese culture, while Gohan to okazu (rice and side dishes) show how words and sentences fit together and how they are used. In Obento Deluxe, students will learn everyday greetings, how to ask and respond to questions about where they are from, talk about their hobbies, etc. This level is split into 12 chapters and includes grammar notes, as well as Japanese-English/English-Japanese wordlists.
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NTC's Basic Japanese Level 1, Student Edition (Language - Japanese) (Japanese Edition)

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Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (1992)
Binding: Hardcover, 360 pages
Summary:
NTC’s Basic Japanese, Level 1 (William) encourages your students to use Japanese from the beginning as they learn to talk about themselves and the world around them. Hiragana and katakana are gradually introduced and a number of kanji are introduced for recognition only. Useful reference includes a vocabulary checklist, a kanji checklist, and complete hiragana and katakana charts.
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Ntc's Basic Japanese: A Communicative Program in Contemporary Japanese : Level 2 (Language - Japanese) (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Lynn Williams
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 180 pages
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NTC’s Basic Japanese, Level 2 (William) extends students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Through open-ended exercises, students learn to express their thoughts and opinions in Japanese. Hiragana and katakana are continually reviewed to help your students master the syllabaries gradually and completely. This text is hardcover, 7½” × 10”, and 160 pages in length.
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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
Summary:
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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