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Remembering Simplified Hanzi: Book 1, How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters

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Author: Timothy W. Richardson, James W. Heisig
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 432 pages
Summary:
At long last the approach that has helped thousands of learners memorize Japanese kanji has been adapted to help students with Chinese characters. Book 1 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi covers the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters in the simplified Chinese writing system, plus another 500 that are best learned at an early stage. (Book 2 adds another 1,500 characters for a total of 3,000.) Of critical importance to the approach found in these pages is the systematic arranging of characters in an order best suited to memorization. In the Chinese writing system, strokes and simple components are nested within relatively simple characters, which can, in turn, serve as parts of more complicated characters and so on. Taking advantage of this allows a logical ordering, making it possible for students to approach most new characters with prior knowledge that can greatly facilitate the learning process. Guidance and detailed instructions are provided along the way. Students are taught to employ "imaginative memory" to associate each character’s component parts, or "primitive elements," with one another and with a key word that has been carefully selected to represent an important meaning of the character. This is accomplished through the creation of a "story" that engagingly ties the primitive elements and key word together. In this way, the collections of dots, strokes, and components that make up the characters are associated in memorable fashion, dramatically shortening the time required for learning and helping to prevent characters from slipping out of memory.
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Japanese Now: Volume 4

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Author: Masako Sakihara, Esther M. T. Sato
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 108 pages
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Japanese Now is a popular four-year learning program used in numerous American secondary schools and universities. The first two years emphasize oral-aural skills; the third and fourth years offer reading selections while expanding vocabulary and grammatical patterns through conversation and discussion of Japanese culture and appropriate styles of speech in various social setting. Tapes may be copied by an educational institution for classroom use but not for resale.
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Remembering the Kanji 3: Writing and Reading Japanese Characters for Upper-Level Proficiency (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Tanya Sienko, James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 430 pages
Summary:
Students who have learned to read and write the basic 2,000 characters run into the same difficulty that university students in Japan face: The government-approved list of basic educational kanji is not sufficient for advanced reading and writing. Although each academic specialization requires supplementary kanji of its own, a large number of these kanji overlap. With that in mind, the same methods employed in volumes 1 and 2 of Remembering the Kanji have been applied to 1,000 additional characters determined as useful for upper-level proficiency, and the results published as the third volume in the series. To identify the extra 1,000 characters, frequency lists were researched and crosschecked against a number of standard Japanese kanji dictionaries. Separate parts of the book are devoted to learning the writing and reading of these characters. The writing requires only a handful of new “primitive elements.” A few are introduced as compound primitives (“measure words”) or as alternative forms for standard kanji. The majority of the kanji, 735 in all, are organized according to the elements introduced in Volume 1. For the reading, about twenty-five percent of the new kanji fall into “pure groups” that use a single “signal primitive” to identify the main Chinese reading. Another thirty percent of the new kanji belong to groups with one exception or to mixed groups in which the signal primitives have two readings. The remaining 306 characters are organized first according to readings that can be intuited from the meaning or dominant primitive element, and then according to useful compound terms.
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Japanese Now (v. 4)

Author: Esther M. T. Sato; Masako Sakihara
Summary:
Japanese Now is a popular four-year learning program used in numerous American secondary schools and universities. The first two years emphasize oral-aural skills; the third and fourth years offer reading selections while expanding vocabulary and grammatical patterns through conversation and discussion of Japanese culture and appropriate styles of speech in various social setting. Tapes may be copied by an educational institution for classroom use but not for resale.
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Japanese Now (v. 2)

Author: Esther M. T. Sato, Masako Sakihara, Loren I. Shishido
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (1995)
Binding: Paperback, 232 pages
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Japanese Now is a popular four-year learning program used in numerous American secondary schools and universities. The first two years emphasize oral-aural skills; the third and fourth years offer reading selections while expanding vocabulary and grammatical patterns through conversation and discussion of Japanese culture and appropriate styles of speech in various social setting. Tapes may be copied by an educational institution for classroom use but not for resale.
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Japanese Now (v. 1)

Author: Masako Sakihara,Esther M. T. Sato,Loren I. Shishido
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Binding: Paperback, 124pages
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Japanese Now is a popular four-year learning program used in numerous American secondary schools and universities. The first two years emphasize oral-aural skills; the third and fourth years offer reading selections while expanding vocabulary and grammatical patterns through conversation and discussion of Japanese culture and appropriate styles of speech in various social setting. Tapes may be copied by an educational institution for classroom use but not for resale.
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Integrated Korean: Beginning Level 1 Textbook, 2nd edition

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Author: Sung-Ock Sohn, Ho-Min Sohn, Carol Schulz, Hyo Sang Lee, Young-Mee Cho
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 218 pages
Summary:
This is a thoroughly revised edition of Integrated Korean: Beginning 1, the first volume of the best-selling series developed collaboratively by leading classroom teachers and linguists of Korean. All series’ volumes have been developed in accordance with performance-based principles and methodology—contextualization, learner-centeredness, use of authentic materials, usage-orientedness, balance between skill getting and skill using, and integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Grammar points are systematically introduced in simple but adequate explanations and abundant examples and exercises. Each situation/topic-based lesson of the main texts consists of model dialogues, narration, new words and expressions, vocabulary notes, culture, grammar, usage, and English translation of dialogues. In response to comments from hundreds of students and instructors of the first edition, this new edition features a more attractive two-color design with all new photos and drawings and an additional lesson and vocabulary exercises. Lessons are now organized into two main sections, each containing a conversational text (with its own vocabulary list) and a reading passage. The accompanying workbook, newly written, provides students with extensive skill-using activities based on the skills learned in the main text.
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