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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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Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese (Student Edition + Listening Comprehension Audio CD)

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Author: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (1999)
Binding: Hardcover, 564 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: Continuing With Contemporary Japanese (v. 2)

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Author: Yasuhiko Tohsaku, Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College (1999)
Binding: Hardcover, 496 pages
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Yookoso!, meaning welcome in Japanese, is the second 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 (reading, writing, listening, speaking) 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, hard-cover format is unique in this field, providing an attractive context for language learning. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Writing Japanese With Ease: Kanji Stroke-by-Stroke

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Author: Mori Toshiko, Catherine Garnier
Publisher: Assimil Gmbh (2007)
Binding: Vinyl Bound, 272 pages
Summary:
Now that you have begun to master spoken Japanese with the two volumes of "Japanese with Ease", and you want to learn how to write this fascinating language, "Writing Japanese with Ease" is the book for you! You will learn the fundamentals of writing the characters of traditional Japan, borrowed from Chinese (Kanji). The book follows the 99 lessons of "Japanese with Ease", presenting the characters in order of appearance throughout the two volumes. The book lists each Kanji with its radical, its number of strokes, the different pronunciations of the character, and - of course - its meaning. For development of your writing skills, the stroke-by-stroke character lay-out will be very useful, teaching you the rules of writing Kanji. Don't miss the useful appendices such as the Table of Radicals, the Index listing Kanji by number of strokes, as well as the dialogue texts of "Japanese with Ease", given in standard written Japanese.
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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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Welcome to Japanese: A Beginner's Survey of the Language

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Author: Junji Kawai, Kenneth G. Henshall
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
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War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan, 1945-2007: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges

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Author: Yoshiko Nozaki
Publisher: Routledge (2008)
Binding: Hardcover, 198 pages
Summary:
The controversy over official state-approved history textbooks in Japan, which omit or play down many episodes of Japan's occupation of neighboring countries before and during the Pacific War, and which have been challenged by critics who favor a more historically balanced approach, goes to the heart of Japan's sense of itself as a nation. The degree to which Japan is willing to confront its past is not just about history, but also about how Japan defines itself at present, and going forward. This book examines the history textbook controversy in Japan. It sets the controversy in the context of debates about memory, and education, and in relation to evolving politics both within Japan, and in Japan's relations with its neighbors and former colonies. It discusses in particular the struggles of Ienaga Saburo who has made crucial contributions, including through three epic lawsuits, in challenging the official government position.
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 1

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Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (1991)
Binding: Paperback, 448 pages
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Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similiar, so a linguistic phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The papers in this volume are intended to further collective and collaborative research into both languages. The contributors discuss aspects of language acquisition, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, phonology, syntax, morphologyu, and semantics. Most of the papers were presented at the Southern Californai Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference in 1989. Hajime Hoji is a professor of linguistics at the University of Southern California. Distributed for the Center for the Study of Language and Information
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