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Adventures in Japanese 4: Teacher's Handbook

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Author: Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, pages
Summary:
The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 teacher’s handbook offers instructors additional course materials and resources for the Volume 4 textbook, workbook, and audio CDs. The handbook provides teachers with overhead materials that explain vocabulary and sentence patterns, two sample quizzes per lesson, and review tests and written exams every two lessons. The guide also offers Oral Pro-Achievement Interview topics and final exams for end-of-semester evaluations. Answer keys are provided for review questions from the textbook and listening comprehension exercises from the workbook. This section also includes transcripts of the listening exercises from the Volume 4 audio CDs. With the Volume 4 teacher’s handbook, instructors have all the assessment and classroom tools they require, to ensure their students can read, write, listen to, and speak Japanese successfully. What’s new in the third edition? The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 third edition teacher’s handbook is revised and expanded from previous editions. A new introduction briefs teachers on how the Adventures in Japanese series meets ACTFL National Content Standards and expectations for the AP* Japanese Language and Culture Exam. A new answer key to the workbook exercises is also included in the third edition teacher’s handbook.
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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 Textbook

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Author: Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company (1969)
Binding: Paperback, 548 pages
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In Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 textbook, students expand their horizons by learning to express themselves in a Japanese speaking community. This textbook builds on the lessons learned in Volume 1, reviewing and introducing new topics in a similar format, but at this level, without romanization. In Volume 2, students learn to distinguish between the formal (polite) and informal (more natural) styles of speaking in Japanese through sample dialogues provided at the beginning of every lesson. Review questions at the end of every other lesson test students on lesson topics and oral proficiency. As well as stressing vocabulary rentention through the basic kanji learned in Volume 1, Volume 2 introduces an average of eight new kanji per lesson. The kanji introduced increase in difficulty as the lessons progress. The textbook encourages memorization, as each character is introduced with an explanation in English, followed by an illustration, adding an element of fun. By the end of Volume 2, students can recognize and write 121 kanji, and can communicate in Japanese within a variety of contexts, such as ordering food in Japanese at a restaurant, making sukiyaki, and discussing in Japanese the differences and similarities between American and Japanese high schools. What’s new in the third edition? The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 third edition textbook is revised and expanded from previous editions. A new introduction explains how the series meets ACTFL National Content Standards and expectations for the AP* Japanese Language and Culture Exam. The textbook also includes expanded cultural notes and a cumulative glossary that contains vocabulary words from Volumes 1 and 2.
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Adventures in Japanese 1: Workbook

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Author: Hiromi Peterson, Misako Steverson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 174 pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 1 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations and age-appropriate topics make learning effective and fun. Upon completing the exercises in this workbook, students will be able to recognize and write hiragana and katakana, 17 basic kanji, and talk about themselves (family, daily routines, hobbies, school) at a basic level. This workbook is compatible with the third-edition textbooks.
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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
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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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Setting the Stage for Chinese Level 1

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Author: Yuanchao Meng
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 108 pages
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Children learn by doing, and with Setting the Stage for Chinese, children of all ages will learn Chinese as they perform Aesop's fables and classic stories from China. By combining language learning with theater performance, this innovative new compilation of bilingual plays introduces students to Chinese language and culture as they read each story and perform their roles on stage. This collection includes adaptations of China’s favorite stories and fairy tales such as "The Legend of Mulan," "The Little Tadpoles" and "The Turnip Is Back." Contemporary dialogues, rhymes and songs are woven into the scripts, making the language come alive for the stage. Even parents who don’t know Chinese will find themselves saying lines from the plays they’ve watched, and children who have performed them will remember them for years to come.
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Generation Gap and Other Essays: Readings in Korean Culture Series

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Author: Hye-Sook Wang
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 358 pages
Summary:
Generation Gap is the perfect supplement to a primary Korean textbook, or an exciting primary textbook for a third- or fourth-year course at the high school or college level. When used as a a primary textbook, Generation Gap can be completed over the course of two semesters. Comprising task- and content-based language teaching material, each of twenty units starts with background (in Korean and English) and warm- up questions. Comprehension, vocabulary, discussion, and composition exercises follow to help students improve their reading comprehension, practice language skills, and make cultural comparisons in Korean. A vocabulary list accompanies each using, and a comprehensive vocabulary index and exercise answer keys are included for quick reference.
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Further Adventures in Japanese

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Author: Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 395 pages
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No matter which textbook series you've been using, Further Adventures in Japanese is your complete guide to reaching an advanced level of proficiency and acing the Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture exam. Written by the authors of the best-selling Adventures in Japanese series, Further Adventures in Japanese is ideal for students who have studies the equivalent of three to four years of high school Japanese using any textbook series. Complete list of 410 kanji for the AP exam, information about scoring guidelines, advice for doing well on every section, free audio recordings and electronic flashcards.
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Adventures in Japanese 2: Textbook (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Hiromi Peterson et al.
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Hardcover, 547 pages
Summary:
The Adventures in Japanese Level 2 Teacher's Handbook contains teacher resources to accompany the Level 2 Textbook. Included are assessment forms, sample quizzes, tests, and review exams, language lab scripts and answer keys, and approximately 100 pages of illustrations that can be photocopied to create overhead projector transparencies for classroom games, drills, flashcards, and activities. Widely adopted at junior and senior high schools across the U.S. because of its effectiveness, Adventures in Japanese is a user-friendly but comprehensive course that incorporates textbooks, student workbooks, kana workbooks and flashcards, teacher's handbooks and audio CDs for a complete and enjoyable introduction to the Japanese language. The title of the series implies fun, and the books' lively illustrations and vivid explanations make language learning enjoyable for students. Speaking, listening, reading and writing are equally stressed throughout, and Cultural Notes make important points about Japanese culture and language use. A Fun Corner--with various culturally related activities from making onigiri (riceballs) to learning Japanese songs--increases the sense of exploration and adventure, and a Japanese Culture Corner feature provides cultural topics for students to explore in depth and compare with their own culture.
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Adventures in Japanese 3

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Author: Naomi Omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 464 pages
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In Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 textbook, students will explore “the Japanese soul”: the social, historical, and cultural forces that influence Japanese life. They will study keigo (honorific language), the historical context of Japanese immigration, the issue of Japanese internment camps during World War II, and the bombing of Hiroshima. Cultural discussions include the traditional cultural arts of the tea ceremony, calligraphy, and Japanese haiku poetry. Students get a final glimpse of Japan with a lesson on traveling to the historical cities of Kyoto and Nara. Lessons center around more sophisticated dialogues and complex narratives, some of which are based on the authors’ personal experiences. One lesson focuses on the the poem Ame ni mo Makezu as an exemplary piece of Japanese literature. Volume 4 includes two new sections on onomatopoeic expressions (perapera koonaa) and proverbs. Students learn common Japanese expressions and learn to pronounce and use proverbs correctly. In order to encourage character memorization, students create their own illustrations for newly learned kanji. After completing the Adventures in Japanese series, students will be able to write 340 kanji, communicate at an intermediate level in Japanese, and prepare for the AP* Japanese Language and Culture Exam. The textbook comes bundled with the Adventures in Japanese Course Dictionary which contains Japanese-English and English-Japanese dictionaries, a kanji list, a verb list by conjugation group, adjective lists, and adverb lists for Volumes 1-4.
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Adventures in Japanese 1 Textbook

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Author: Naomi Hirano-omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 394 pages
Summary:
Adventures in Japanese Level 1 is the first student textbook in this series for students of Japanese as a foreign language. It introduces basic Japanese through a series of everyday situations with which students are familiar, such as introductions, taking class attendance, and inviting a friend over. Hiragana and katakana are introduced gradually, and 17 basic kanji are also taught. Widely adopted at junior and senior high schools across the U.S. because of its effectiveness, Adventures in Japanese is a user-friendly but comprehensive course that incorporates textbooks, student workbooks, kana workbooks and flashcards, teacher’s handbooks and audio CDs for a complete and enjoyable introduction to the Japanese language. The title of the series implies fun, and the books’ lively illustrations and vivid explanations make language learning enjoyable for students. Speaking, listening, reading and writing are equally stressed throughout, and Cultural Notes make important points about Japanese culture and language use. A Fun Corner--with various culturally related activities from making onigiri (riceballs) to learning Japanese songs--increases the sense of exploration and adventure, and a Japanese Culture Corner feature provides cultural topics for students to explore in depth and compare with their own culture.
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