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Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese [workbook] (English and Japanese Edition)

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Author: Chikako Shinagawa, Kyoko Tokashiki, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Eri Banno
Publisher: KINOKUNIYA BOOK STORE (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 122 pages
Summary:
Published in Japan, Genki gives a beginning student of Japanese a solid grounding in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Packed with easy-to-understand grammar explanations, a variety of exercises full of illustrations, and scenes taken from everyday life, the 23 lessons will have students enjoying the often tedious beginning stage of Japanese-language learning and will enable them to acquire a well-balanced ability to communicate in elementary Japanese.
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Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I

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Author: Chikako Shinagawa, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Eri Banno
Publisher: The Japan Times (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
Summary:
One of the questions we get asked at J-List a lot is, "I want to start learning Japanese, what book do you recommend?" Most textbooks are entirely dry, uninteresting, and cannot follow a student's pace, leaving students frustrated. However, a new series by The Japan Times has recently taken Japanese language for foreigners by storm, and comes highly recommended by anyone who has taken it -- Genki, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The entire course has 23 lessons, guiding the student from the beginning until the student has mastered elementary grammar and can read not only hiragana and katakana but over 300 of the most commonly used kanji as well. Each lesson has: 1) a dialogue introducing vocabulary and grammar in a situation the student may find familiar; 2) a list of the vocabulary with hiragana, katakana, kanji and English meaning; 3) grammar with full explanations in English; 4) interesting usage notes; 5) several pages of practice questions designed to be fun and interesting incorporating dialogue skills, writing skills, and thinking skills; 6) additional vocabulary. Each lesson also has a complementary lesson in hiragana/katakana/kanji, with reading and writing exercises. The separate workbook has more writing exercises and kanji writing practice. This is simply the recommended textbook for anyone beginning Japanese up to 3rd level in the JLPT.
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Genki 1: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 1

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Author: Chikako Shinagawa, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Eri Banno
Publisher: The Japan Times (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
Summary:
Genki outlines in 23 structured lessons all the fundamentals of the Japanese language. Abundantly illustrated and containing a wide variety of exercises, Genki is sure to bring vigor to your classroom! Though primarily meant for use in college-level classes, it is also a good guide for independent learners and is a nice resource book for teachers of Japanese. Genki's authors teach at Kansai Gaidai University, which hosts the largest number of North American students spending their junior year in Japan.
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