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Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Everyday Japanese in 10 Carefully Structured Lessons [With CD (Audio)]

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andlt;bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Basic Japaneseandlt;/Iandgt; takes a friendly and innovative approach, emphasizing the structure of the Japanese language rather than just vocabulary.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This method was pioneered by the author, andlt;bandgt;Samuel E. Martinandlt;/bandgt;. Once considered controversial, modern linguists now agree that the structural based approach for leaning a language allows for more effective retention than the traditional repetition-based approach. It is especially effective for selfand#8211;study and firstand#8211;time learners as well as in a classroom setting. The MP3 Audioand#8211;CD helps to reinforce pronunciation and build listening comprehension.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Each lesson is set up to ease learners into not just understanding new material but mastering it, using a four-step method:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Step 1: Basic Sentences:andlt;/bandgt; Each lesson begins with the key to quick mastery of spoken Japaneseand#8212;learning and understanding new sentence patterns. Vocabulary is learned in context. A Basic Vocabulary section lists only essential words and phrases that are relevant to the theme of the lesson.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Step 2: Structure Notes:andlt;/bandgt; Next the learner is guided through complete, in-depth explanations of the sentences' grammar essentials, to aid in mastering the sentence patterns.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Step 3: Conversation:andlt;/bandgt; Authentic dialogue teaches the way people naturally speak, putting into practice the lesson's sentence patterns with common, everyday topics.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Step 4: Exercises:andlt;/bandgt; An opportunity for practicingand#8212;and for strengthening your understanding of the lesson's key points.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Accomplished teacher Eriko Sato has produced an excellent revision of Samuel Martin's classic text for the classroom and self-learners, while remaining true to Martin's voice and teaching style. Together they make the challenge of learning Japanese at once manageable, practical, and fun.

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A user-friendly book that works equally well in a classroom setting or as a self-study text, Basic Japanese takes a different approach from other language books, emphasizing the structure of the language rather than vocabulary. By focusing on sentence patterns as the key to attaining a basic competence in Japanese, it offers a comprehensive introduction to the modern colloquial language.

Each lesson is set up to ease learners into not just understanding new material but mastering it, using a four-step method:

Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with the key to quick mastery of spoken Japanese—learning and understanding new sentence patterns. Vocabulary is learned in context. A Basic Vocabulary section lists only essential words and phrases that are relevant to the theme of the lesson.

Step 2: Structure Notes: Next the learner is guided through complete, in-depth explanations of the sentences' grammar essentials, to aid in mastering the sentence patterns.

Step 3: Conversation: Authentic dialogue teaches the way people naturally speak, putting into practice the lesson's sentence patterns with common, everyday topics.

Step 4: Exercises: An opportunity for practicing—and for strengthening your understanding of the lesson's key points.

Accomplished teacher Eriko Sato has produced an excellent revision of Samuel Martin's classic text for the classroom and self-learners, while remaining true to Martin's voice and teaching style. Together they make the challenge of learning Japanese at once manageable, practical, and fun.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Samuel E. Martinandlt;/bandgt; was a master teacher of the Japanese language and a major force in language learning in the postwar U.S. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees in Oriental languages from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. At Yale he served as chairman of the Department of East and South Asian Languages and Literatures and the Department of Linguistics. He is the author of numerous books and papers on Japanese and Korean, including the definitive andlt;Iandgt;A Reference Grammar of Japaneseandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;A Reference Grammar of Koreanandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Eriko Satoandlt;/Bandgt; is lecturer of Japanese and Japanese linguistics and the director of the Pre-College Japanese Program and the Teacher Certification Program for Japanese at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she received her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1996. She authored andlt;Iandgt;Japanese for Dummiesandlt;/Iandgt; (Wiley, 2002), andlt;Iandgt;Japanese Demystifiedandlt;/iandgt; (McGraw Hill, 2008), and andlt;Iandgt;Contemporary Japanese: A Textbook for College Studentsandlt;/Iandgt; (Tuttle, 2005), and co-authored andlt;Iandgt;My First Japanese Kanji Bookandlt;/iandgt; (Tuttle, 2009) and andlt;Iandgt;Essential Japanese Grammarandlt;/Iandgt; (Tuttle, 2012).

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805309629
Subtitle:
Learn to Speak Everyday Japanese in 10 Carefully Structured Lessons (MP3 Audio CD Included)
Author:
Martin, Samuel E
Author:
Sato, Eriko
Author:
Martin, Samuel E.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
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
Edition Description:
Paperback with disc
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20121010
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes MP3 Audio CD; 30-40 line drawin
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , A user-friendly book that works equally well in a classroom setting or as a self-study text, Basic Japanese takes a different approach from other language books, emphasizing the structure of the language rather than vocabulary. By focusing on sentence patterns as the key to attaining a basic competence in Japanese, it offers a comprehensive introduction to the modern colloquial language.

Each lesson is set up to ease learners into not just understanding new material but mastering it, using a four-step method:

Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with the key to quick mastery of spoken Japanese—learning and understanding new sentence patterns. Vocabulary is learned in context. A Basic Vocabulary section lists only essential words and phrases that are relevant to the theme of the lesson.

Step 2: Structure Notes: Next the learner is guided through complete, in-depth explanations of the sentences' grammar essentials, to aid in mastering the sentence patterns.

Step 3: Conversation: Authentic dialogue teaches the way people naturally speak, putting into practice the lesson's sentence patterns with common, everyday topics.

Step 4: Exercises: An opportunity for practicing—and for strengthening your understanding of the lesson's key points.

Accomplished teacher Eriko Sato has produced an excellent revision of Samuel Martin's classic text for the classroom and self-learners, while remaining true to Martin's voice and teaching style. Together they make the challenge of learning Japanese at once manageable, practical, and fun.

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