Synopses & Reviews
Written to replace the widely used Beginning Japanese for introductory course use, this three volume textbook, of which Part I is now available, stresses Japanese as it is spoken today in Japan. The book includes brief and natural core conversations, drills in a response format, and explanations of linguistic analysis and of how the language is used within Japanese society today.
This first book of Japanese: The Spoken Language initiates a course in modern spoken Japanese that teaches current usage through drills and functional exchanges. The series is entirely romanized. Accompanying audio and video materials are available