Synopses & Reviews
Learn hiragana and katakana more quickly and easily than ever before Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook is a concise course for busy students who want to learn the two kana scripts, hiragana and katakana, as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. This workbook offers a unique and proven approach to writing accurate and well-formed kana that has been tried and tested in the classrooms of AJALT. The pronunciation and configuration of the kana are taught in tandem, based on a solid foundation of clear-cut commentary, unique writing drills, and an optional audio cassette called Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook Tape. Using basic sentence patterns and phrases, the student learns not only how to read, write, and pronounce hiragana and katakana, but also how to incorporate and distinguish Japanese script in the living language.
The Kana Workbook is a fully integrated component of the Japanese for Busy People series. All sentence patterns and vocabulary have been modeled after Lessons 1 through 10 of the best-selling Japanese for Busy People 1. Used together, these two books accelerate and strengthen the learning process. It is the ideal workbook for anyone using or planning to use the Kana Version of Japanese for Busy People.
The Kana Workbook has the following features:
* a unique approach to well-written Kana
* parallel learning of reading, writing, listening, and pronouncing
* optional audio cassette Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook Tape
* focus on basic sentence patterns and Kana usage
* fully integrated with the Japanese for Busy People series
For quick mastery of hiragana and katakana, this concise text provides grids for writing practice, reading and writing exercises. An optional audio tape (sold separately) aids in pronunciation. The text is fully integrated into the "Japanese for Busy People" series.
About the Author
THE ASSOCIATION FOR JAPANESE-LANGUATE TEACHING (AJALT) has been recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Ministry of Education since 1997. It was established to meet the practical needs of people who are not necessarily specialists on Japan but who wish to communicate effectively in Japanese. In 1992 the Association was awarded the Japan Foundation Special Prize.