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Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 2 Textbook

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1988)
Binding: Paperback, 398 pages
Summary:
"Part 2 of Japanese: The Spoken Langauge continues a course in modern spoken Japanese that teaches current usage through drills and functional exchanges. Each lesson is divided into three sections. The first two sections contain core conversations and their English equivalents (single exchanges between two people), and a “breakdown” of the dialogue with supplementary vocabulary, miscellaneous notes, structural patterns, drills, and application exercises. The last section in the lesson focuses on listening comprehension and review. The textbook also includes an English-Japanese, Japanese-English glossary. The series is entirely romanized. "
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 1 Textbook

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Author: Mari Noda, Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1987)
Binding: Paperback, 371 pages
Summary:
"Part 1 of Japanese: The Spoken Language teaches modern spoken Japanese through drills and functional exchanges. Each lesson is divided into three sections. The first two sections contain core conversations and their English equivalents (single exchanges between two people), and a “breakdown” of the dialogue with supplementary vocabulary, miscellaneous notes, structural patterns, drills, and application exercises. The last section in the lesson focuses on listening comprehension and review. The textbook also includes an English-Japanese, Japanese-English glossary. The series is entirely romanized. Upon completion of Part 1, students will be able to converse in Japanese at a basic level. "
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 1 CD Faculty Guide

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Author: Mari Noda
Publisher: Yale University Press (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 104 pages
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This faculty guide helps instructors incorporate the individual components of Japanese: The Spoken Language, Multimedia Collection into their curricula.
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, CD-ROM for PC

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Author: Mari Noda
Publisher: Yale University Press (2005)
Binding: CD-ROM, 94 pages
Summary:
"This interactive CD-ROM program is a powerful tool for beginning learners of Japanese and is based on Part 1 of the popular Japanese: The Spoken Language textbook series. The two-disc set—available in both Macintosh and PC-compatible formats—presents JSL’s sound methodology in a rich multimedia environment. Innovative, fully interactive exercises, simulations, and reviews complement the textbook. The program contains 125 “Core Conversation” video clips, activities, helpful notes about language and culture, and student review and assessment, with native Japanese speakers providing conversation models throughout. Whether used in the classroom or for self-study, the CD-ROM program encourages students to complete the tasks necessary to communicate successfully in Japanese and makes learning both enjoyable and rewarding. To purchase the institutional version, containing 10 CD-ROM sets, 10 User's Guides, and one Faculty Guide, click here."
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Japanese: The Spoken Language Part 3, Supplement: Japanese Typescript

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 58 pages
Summary:
Japanese: The Spoken Language has been written by Eleanor Harz Jorden, with collaboration by Mari Noda, to replace her widely used Beginning Japanese in introductory and intermediate courses. Extensive changes and innovations are incorporated into this three-volume textbook to improve it as a teaching tool. Stressing Japanese as it is spoken today in Japan, the books introduce the language in a totally systematic fashion and in manageable segments, so that students who have mastered the full thirty lessons can handle the spoken language with considerable facility. The core conversations—all brief and natural—cover situations in which foreigners typically find themselves interacting with Japanese. They include topics ranging from asking directions and ordering a meal to more challenging discussions on how to refuse, criticize, disagree, and complain. Hundreds of drills—incorporating thousands of exchanges—are all in a response format, so that each exchange constitutes a mini-conversation. Explanations, presented in the detail and depth that a newcomer to the Japanese language urgently requires, offers not only linguistic analysis but also careful descriptions of how the language is used within Japanese society. They include such important topics as hierarchy, in-group/out-group differentiation, and avoidance of confrontation. Supplementary material provides outlines for the utilization of what has been introduced, check-ups on structure, and comprehension checks based on accompanying audiotapes.
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Japanese: The Spoken Language Part 3

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 416 pages
Summary:
This third book of Japanese: The Spoken Language completes a course in modern spoken Japanese that teaches current usage through drills and functional exchanges. The series is entirely romanized. Accompanying audio and video materials are available.
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Japanese: The Spoken Language Part 2, Supplement: Japanese Typescript

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1988)
Binding: Paperback, 94 pages
Summary:
This text is a Kanji supplement to Book Two of the entirely romanized Japanese: The Spoken Language series.
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Learn to Write Chinese Characters

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Author: Johan Björkstén
Publisher: Yale University Press (1994)
Binding: Paperback, 123 pages
Summary:
"Chinese characters are one of the most fascinating aspects of the language and occupy a prominent place in Chinese culture. Good handwriting is also very important in learning Chinese: the strokes that make up the characters must be written in a certain rigidly specified order, and they must also be written in a special way. This book is the only introductory manual for writing Chinese characters prepared specifically for an English-speaking audience. The author guides the reader through the fundamentals of writing and introduces the different types of script used in China today, their evolution, their place in Chinese tradition, and the relation among them. The book provides basic instruction in writing with a modern fountain pen rather than a brush. Only commonly used characters—both simplified and full forms—appear as examples and exercises. Also included is an explanation of how to look up characters in a Chinese dictionary. This attractive and charming book, full of anecdotes and calligraphic aphorisms, is both a useful classroom tool and an enjoyable reading experience for anyone with an interest in the language and culture of China."
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Intermediate Chinese

Author: John DeFrancis
Publisher: Yale University Press
Binding: Paperback, 554pages
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This text is the second in a series of three closely integrated volumes of spoken Chinese for use at the high-school and college levels. Intermediate Chinese presents dialogues on everyday topics together with analysis of anticipated points of difficulty for the student and numerous sentences illustrating the usage of all new words and grammar. The book consists of four units, with six lessons each. The first five lessons of each unit contain new material; the sixth reviews the preceding five. The review lessons contain a variety of drills, with no two lessons having exactly the same types of exercises. All the main lessons, however, contain the following divisions: -Dialogues (in Chinese) -Sentences for New Words and Grammar (in Chinese) -Review Sentences (in Chinese) -Monologue (in Chinese) -Questions (in Chinese) -Dialogue (English translation) -Sentences for New Words and Grammar (English translation) -Review Sentences (English translation) -Notes (in English)
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Fundamentals of Chinese Characters

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Author: John Jing-hua Yin
Publisher: Yale University Press (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 424 pages
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"Fundamentals of Chinese Characters focuses on the connections between the shapes and meanings of basic Chinese characters, enabling students to learn to recognize and write Chinese characters before they learn to speak Chinese. Presenting fundamental knowledge of Chinese characters according to their intrinsic regularity rather than in the sequence often used in teaching spoken Chinese, this book enables teachers to offer students a course on Chinese characters alongside a Chinese language course at the elementary level. With interactive exercises, rhymes for all the characters covered in the book, and illustrations for all the basic characters, this book makes learning Chinese characters easy and fun. "
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