Synopses & Reviews
Nakama 1 is a complete, flexible introductory program designed to present the fundamentals of the Japanese language to college students. Presented in two parts, Nakama 1a and Nakama 1b, the program focuses on proficiency-based language learning, emphasizes practical communication and student interaction, and fosters the development of all four language skills and cultural awareness. Thematically organized chapters focus on high-frequency communicative situations and introduce students to the Japanese language and its three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Maintaining the program's balanced approach, the new edition features updated technology resources, new authentic art, and practical, contemporary vocabulary to enhance both teaching and learning.
About the Author
Yukiko Abe Hatasa received her Ph.D. in linguistics in 1992 from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has taught all levels of Japanese for over twenty five years, and has worked on curriculum development and teacher training in five major institutions in the US, Australia, and Japan. She is known nationwide, as one of the premier Japanese methodologists in the US and Japan. She is currently a professor of Japanese pedagogy at Hiroshima University.
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