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Nakama 1B: Introductory Japanese Communication, Culture, Context

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Author: Seiichi Makino, Kazumi Hatasa, Yukiko Abe Hatasa
Publisher: Heinle (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
Summary:
Nakama 1 is a complete, flexible introductory program designed to present the fundamentals of the Japanese language to college students. Presented in two parts, Nakama 1a and Nakama 1b, the program focuses on proficiency-based language learning, emphasizes practical communication and student interaction, and fosters the development of all four language skills and cultural awareness. Thematically organized chapters focus on high-frequency communicative situations and introduce students to the Japanese language and its three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Maintaining the program’s balanced approach, the new edition features updated technology resources, new authentic art, and practical, contemporary vocabulary to enhance both teaching and learning.
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You Speak Korean! Volume I

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Author: Haewon Cho, Emily Curtis, Soohee Kim
Publisher: ParadigmBusters Publishing (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 275 pages
Summary:
The Volume 1 textbook covers the first semester of an introductory language course. It includes three units each with four lessons that cover topics relevant to student life. A preliminary chapter in Volume 1 allows students to learn Han'gul, pronunciation guidelines, and basic vocabulary before delving into the grammar based lessons where an immersion style or Korean-only approach may be used in class.<P> Lessons contain a vocabulary section with special exercises, a dialogue with easy-to-understand language notes, grammar instruction, exercises with both individual and partner activities, and a "Checkpoint" that presents short readings with all the grammar points from the lesson. "Culture Point" and "Language Point" sections throughout the textbook help clarify cultural nuances and proper etiquette.
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Contemporary Japanese: An Introductory Textbook For College Students Volume 1

Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Summary:
Contemporary Japanese:A Textbook for College Students is designed for beginning students of the Japanese language at the university level. It is designed for use in the classroom as well as for self-study. Each lesson is based on a single communicative objective and makes much use of the discovery approach (guess and try)so that students learn through problem-solving and participation as opposed to being taught by rote. Its unique innovative and effective way of teaching through observing real-life conversations takes a fun approach to learning the language that will motivate independent and non-vocational learners. Contemporary Japanese Workbook Volume Two serves as a supplementary material for Contemporary Japanese: A Textbook for College Students Volume 2 , as well as a self-sufficient comprehensive workbook for practicing and reviewing Japanese. Focusing on four language skills speaking, listening, reading and writing), it contains 12 chapters of worksheets and activities on vocabulary and grammar usage, and conversations in the context of formal and informal college daily life, business and traveling. An audio CD containing drills, dialogs and listening comprehensions for most activities accompanies the workbook.
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Contemporary Japanese: An Introductory Textbook For College Students Volume 2

Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Summary:
Contemporary Japanese:A Textbook for College Students is designed for beginning students of the Japanese language at the university level. It is designed for use in the classroom as well as for self-study. Each lesson is based on a single communicative objective and makes much use of the discovery approach (guess and try)so that students learn through problem-solving and participation as opposed to being taught by rote. Its unique innovative and effective way of teaching through observing real-life conversations takes a fun approach to learning the language that will motivate independent and non-vocational learners. Contemporary Japanese Workbook Volume Two serves as a supplementary material for Contemporary Japanese: A Textbook for College Students Volume 2 , as well as a self-sufficient comprehensive workbook for practicing and reviewing Japanese. Focusing on four language skills speaking, listening, reading and writing), it contains 12 chapters of worksheets and activities on vocabulary and grammar usage, and conversations in the context of formal and informal college daily life, business and traveling. An audio CD containing drills, dialogs and listening comprehensions for most activities accompanies the workbook.
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Contemporary Japanese: An Introductory Textbook For College Students Teacher's Guide

Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Summary:
Contemporary Japanese: A Text for College Students is designed for beginning students of Japanese language at the university level. It is designed for use in the classroom as well as for self-study. Each lesson is based on a single communicative objective and makes much use of the discovery (guess and try) approach so that students learn through problem-solving and participation as opposed to rote memorization. Its unique innovative and effective way of teaching through observing real-life conversations takes a fun approach to learning the language that will motivate independent and non-vocational learners.
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