Synopses & Reviews
It's easy to teach yourself Japanese!
Complete Japanese with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Japanese, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Japanese with confidence.
Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.
The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises--performed by native speakers--that reinforce communicative skills.
- Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors many years of experience
- Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
- Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language
About the Author
Helen Gilhooly has lived and worked in Japan, and has a PGCE and an MA in Japanese. She is a university teacher trainer, language materials writer and senior director at a specialist language college in the UK.
Table of Contents
About the course / Pronunciation guide / Unit 1: How do you do? I'm called Robert Franks / Unit 2: I watch TV everyday / Unit 3: Let's do some shopping! / Unit 4: Where is the cinema? / Unit 5: That person is famous you know! / Unit 6: How was your trip? / Unit 7: I want to be an astronaut! / Unit 8: I like living a Japanese lifestyle! End of section 1 Review / Unit 9: On Saturdays I get up at about 10 and have a leisurely breakfast / Unit 10: What are you doing at the moment? / Unit 11: Before we drink this wine, let's drink something like beer! / Unit 12: Lets have a go at reading katakana! / Unit 13: I have had the experience of living abroad / Unit 14: I'm thinking of going to America next year / Unit 15: Please don't go into that meeting room / Unit 16: End of Section 2 Review / Unit 17: Intransitive and transitive verb pairs / Unit 18: Modifying nouns / Unit 19: Causative and passive / Unit 20: Conditional / Unit 21: Introduction to honorific language / Unit 22: Review of section 3