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Leaning Chinese Characters From Ms.Zhang - From Characters To Words (A)

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Author: Zhang Huifen
Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture Univ. Press (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 223 pages
Summary:
Learning Chinese Characters from Ms. Zhang is a set of textbooks for an elective course of Chinese characters for foreign students in China without any Chinese learning experience, especially those beginners coming from the non-Chinese character-culture. In consideration of the real situation, in which those foreign students learn Chinese characters in China, this set of textbooks includes Reading and Writing Chinese Characters and From Characters to Words, separating in a proper way the teaching of writing Chinese characters from that of reading Chinese characters.
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Genki, Level 2 Textbook

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Author: Kyoko Tokashiki, Chikako Shinagawa, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Eri Banno
Publisher: The Japan Times (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 353 pages
Summary:
The Genki, Level 2 textbook continues learning for beginning students where Level 1 left off and furthers their education and practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Eleven lessons cover situations and subjects relating to daily life such as looking for a part-time job, college life, a trip to Nagano, and shopping. Students will appreciate the functional situations and frequent introduction of colloquialisms that immediately give a taste of the living language. “Dialogue and Grammar” and “Reading and Writing” sections in the textbook contain a variety of stimulating, challenging exercises and easy to follow examples. This Level 2 also emphasizes reading comprehension and introduces writing composition. As in Level 1, the text is full of cultural notes that teach students the “why”, not just “how”, of Japanese language and grammar. Level 2 includes about 170 kanji, comprehensive Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese indices, and the most frequently used vocabulary, expressions, and grammar, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.
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Genki, Level 1 Workbook

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Author: Eri Banno
Publisher: The Japan Times (2000)
Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Summary:
The Genki, Level 1 workbook allows students to practice what they’ve learned in the Level 1 textbook. The workbook follows the grammar, kanji and vocabulary learned in the twelve textbook lessons and adds fun, but meaningful practice exercises. In addition to the exercises found in the textbook, the workbook includes fill-in the blanks, writing composition prompts, translation practice, and character sheets. Audio CDs, sold separately, provide dialogues and listening material for comprehension exercises. The workbook supplements textbook learning and builds students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
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Genki, Level 1 Textbook

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Author: Chikako Shinagawa, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Eri Banno
Publisher: The Japan Times (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
Summary:
The Genki, Level 1 textbook provides beginning students of Japanese a solid grounding in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Twelve lessons cover situations and subjects relating to daily life and follow the high times (vacations, planning a first date, and eating out) and the low (going to the doctor and getting stood up on the first date!). Students will appreciate the functional situations and frequent introduction of colloquialisms that immediately give a taste of the living language. “Dialogue and Grammar” and “Reading and Writing” sections in the textbook contain a variety of stimulating, challenging exercises and easy to follow examples. The text is also full of cultural notes that teach students the “why”, not just “how”, of Japanese language and grammar. The first volume includes 145 kanji, comprehensive Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese indices, and the most frequently used vocabulary, expressions, and grammar, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.
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Adventures in Japanese: Level 4 Workbook (Paperback)

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Author: Naomi Omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Summary:
The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 4 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 4 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 340 kanji, communicate at an advanced level, and prepare for the AP® Japanese Language and Culture Exam.
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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 Teacher's Handbook, 3rd Edition

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Author: Hiromi Peterson et al.
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 317 pages
Summary:
The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 teacher’s handbook offers instructors additional course materials and resources for the Volume 1 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 1 audio CDs. What’s new in the third editions? The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 third edition teacher’s handbook is revised and expanded. 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 workbook exercises is also included in the third edition teacher’s handbook.
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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 4

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Author: Hiromi Peterson et al.
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, pages
Summary:
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.
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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 3

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Author: Naomi Omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 464 pages
Summary:
In Volume 3 of Adventures in Japanese, students experience Japan from the point of view of a young traveler. Ken, the central character throughout Adventures in Japanese, arrives in Tokyo and is greeted by his Japanese host family. Students will learn about appropriate language and behavior in these sometimes tense first meetings. Over ten lessons, Ken’s travels introduce students to the Japanese home and Japanese etiquette, Japanese entertainment, and the train system in Tokyo. Volume 3 follows the same format as Volumes 1 and 2, but is designed with the needs of more advanced classrooms in mind. The dialogues or narratives in Volume 3 form the core of each lesson, incorporating all new kanji, vocabulary, and grammar from the lesson. Consistent with the themes of this volume, the cultural notes in Volume 3 are more extensive than in previous volumes. Lessons in Volume 3 equip students with the skills needed for writing traditional letters, discussing the experience of learning Japanese, navigating popular attractions around Tokyo, using proper etiquette during meals, and more. By the end of Volume 3, students can recognize and write 219 kanji. New readings incorporating previously learned kanji encourage vocabulary memorization and retention. Students learn how to use a kanji dictionary, a necessary skill at this stage of Japanese study.
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Adventures in Japanese Textbook 1

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Author: Naomi Hirano-omizo, Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 394 pages
Summary:
In Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 textbook, students learn to talk about themselves (family, daily routines, hobbies, school) and learn about Japanese culture. Each lesson begins with two or three tasks, which are the proficiency goals for each lesson. Communication is emphasized, and students constantly practice speaking with one another and the teacher on topics relevant to students’ daily lives. Review questions at the end of every other lesson require a proficiency in asking and answering questions on the lesson topics, and test students’ progress relative to each lesson’s goals. Volume 1 gently introduces hiragana and katakana in order to acclimate the student to the use of characters. Seventeen basic kanji are introduced. At the end of Volume 1, students will have learned to write and correctly use hiragana and katakana, two of the basic Japanese syllabaries. Romanization is provided for hiragana until Lesson 4. Katakana is introduced after Lesson 8, and romanization is provided for katakana up to Lesson 10. In addition to hiragana and katakana, students will learn to write a few kanji. After completing this volume, students will be able to communicate successfully at a very basic level both orally and in writing.
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