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andlt;bandgt;This is a comprehensive beginning-level Japanese textbook and language learning program.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Elementary Japaneseandlt;/iandgt; is designed for students who are just beginning their study of the Japanese language at the first-year college level or on their own. The author and contributors have created a highly structured approach to learning Japanese based on acquiring the fundamental patterns and constructions of the language as well as the Japanese writing system including the basic Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji characters.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Each volume of this two-book set is designed for one semester of study. The books feature detailed grammatical explanations which make them extremely useful as references and for review purposes when traveling to Japan or preparing for the Japanese Language Proficiency Examination (JLPT).andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;MP3 audio recordings are included with each volume on free CDs making this a great way to learn Japanese on your own while ensuring that you learn the correct pronunciation. The recordings also help you build up your listening comprehension skills.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;After completing this course, you will be able to:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Describe yourself, your family and your friends.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Talk about daily events using basic vocabulary and grammatical constructions.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Understand conversations on these topics as well as classroom activities.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Read Japanese articles and write short and simple compositions and letters.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;iandgt;Elementary Japanese Volume Oneandlt;/iandgt; covers the first semester of a college-level Japanese beginner course. It contains 14 lessons, each representing one week of instruction over multiple sessions. Each lesson consists of a dialogue, usage notes, grammar notes, exercises, new kanji and explanations, and new vocabulary. Authentic Japanese script is used throughout; the two volumes together introduce 313 Kanji.

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By the Associate Professor of Japanese Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley

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andlt;bandgt;This is an extensive beginning level Japanese textbook and language learning program.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Elementary Japanese is designed for students who are just beginning their study of the Japanese language at the firstand#8211:year college level or on their own. The author and contributors have created a highly structured approach to learning Japanese that is based on learning the fundamental patters and constructions of the language as well as the writing system including basic kanji. Systematic grammatical explanations are provided in enough detail for this book to be used as a reference work as well as an introductory textbook. The accompanying andlt;bandgt;MP3 audio CDandlt;/bandgt; is a great way to learn Japanese and ensures correct pronunciation and helps to build listening comprehension.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;After completing this course, you will be able to:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Describe yourself, your family and your friends.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Talk about daily events using basic vocabulary and grammatical constructions.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Understand conversations on these topics as well as classroom activities.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Read Japanese articles and write short and simple compositions and letters.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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Includes CD-ROM.

Elementary Japanese Volume One is designed for people beginning their study of the Japanese language at the basic level. It covers the first semester of college-level beginner's Japanese, and contains 14 lessons, each representing one week's instruction. It is based on the more traditional approach of segmenting the language to be acquired according to structures rather than functions, and gives grammatical explanations in enough detail to be used as a reference. Intended for use in college courses, Elementary Japanese Volume One can also be used for individual study as it consists of a dialogue, usage notes, grammar notes, exercises, new kanji and explanation, and new vocabulary.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Yoko Hasegawaandlt;/bandgt; is Associate Professor of Japanese Linguistics in the Department of East Asia Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches Japanese linguistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and also serves as Coordinator of the university's Japanese language program. She received her PhD in linguistics from Berkeley in 1992.

Table of Contents

and#242; Useful expressions and#242; Midterm examination and#242; At the Japan Club and#242; Self Introductionandlt;BRandgt;and#242; At Yamamoto-sanand#198;s apartment and#242; Shopping and#242; Places and#242; Family and#242; A letter andlt;BRandgt;and#242; Weekend plans and#242; At a restaurant and#242; Winter-break plans and#242; At Son-sanand#198;s apartmentandlt;BRandgt;and#242; The library

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804835046
Author:
Hasegawa, Yoko
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
English
Subject:
Japanese language
Subject:
Japanese language -- English.
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
General Foreign Language Study
Subject:
beginner japanese; study japanese; read japanese; learn japanese; japanese textbook;
Subject:
beginner japanese; study japanese; read japanese; learn japanese; japanese textbook; japanese book
Subject:
japanese language; beginner japanese; study japanese; read japanese; learn japanese; japanese textbook; japanese book
Subject:
japanese language ; beginner japanese ; study japanese
Subject:
japanese textbook ; japanese book
Edition Description:
Hardcover with disc
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes CD-ROM with MP3 audio recording
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
254 x 190.5 mm

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By the Associate Professor of Japanese Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley
"Synopsis" by , andlt;bandgt;This is an extensive beginning level Japanese textbook and language learning program.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Elementary Japanese is designed for students who are just beginning their study of the Japanese language at the firstand#8211:year college level or on their own. The author and contributors have created a highly structured approach to learning Japanese that is based on learning the fundamental patters and constructions of the language as well as the writing system including basic kanji. Systematic grammatical explanations are provided in enough detail for this book to be used as a reference work as well as an introductory textbook. The accompanying andlt;bandgt;MP3 audio CDandlt;/bandgt; is a great way to learn Japanese and ensures correct pronunciation and helps to build listening comprehension.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;After completing this course, you will be able to:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Describe yourself, your family and your friends.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Talk about daily events using basic vocabulary and grammatical constructions.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Understand conversations on these topics as well as classroom activities.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Read Japanese articles and write short and simple compositions and letters.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;
"Synopsis" by , Includes CD-ROM.

Elementary Japanese Volume One is designed for people beginning their study of the Japanese language at the basic level. It covers the first semester of college-level beginner's Japanese, and contains 14 lessons, each representing one week's instruction. It is based on the more traditional approach of segmenting the language to be acquired according to structures rather than functions, and gives grammatical explanations in enough detail to be used as a reference. Intended for use in college courses, Elementary Japanese Volume One can also be used for individual study as it consists of a dialogue, usage notes, grammar notes, exercises, new kanji and explanation, and new vocabulary.

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