Synopses & Reviews
How can the Japanese for Busy People
series help you learn Japanese?
Japanese for Busy People is, as the title suggests, a concise course for "busy" students who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. Three main texts-Japanese for Busy People I, Japanese for Busy People II, and Japanese for Busy People III-with related workbooks, cassette tapes, CDs, teacher's manuals, and videos make up this fully integrated three-level series. At each level, enough vocabulary and grammar have been provided to enable the learner to communicate in uncomplicated adult language without having to memorize excessive amounts of vocabulary and language patterns that are not immediately useful. All components of the Japanese for Busy People series have been prepared under the guidance of a working group of experienced Japanese language instructors who reviewed and tested the material in an authentic classroom environment.
Japanese for Busy People I: The Workbook is an ideal resource for any student wishing to improve speaking and listening skills in Japanese. This set of audio tapes has been specially prepared to provide students with recordings of natural, spoken Japanese to be used alongside the workbook. All the recordings were made by professional Japanese voice actors. These tapes can be used both in the classroom as a supplement for introducing or reviewing lessons, and outside the classroom for homework and review. When coordinated with the exercises and quizzes in the workbook, the tapes should enable learners to improve their command of basic Japanese in a relatively short time.
This set of two audio tapes includes:
o "Sentence Pattern Drills" for understanding sentence structure.
o "Situation Drills" for understanding the usage of sentences and expressions.
o "Vocabulary Drills" for learning vocabulary.
Repeated playback of Japanese for Busy People I: Workbook Tapes can genuinely accelerate learning progress as well as provide an authentic guide to spoken Japanese.
On August 14, 1947, the greatest and most decisive step in the retreat of British imperialism occurred: the new nation of Pakistan was created out of the body of India, and Britain's century-long domination over the Indian sub-continent ended. Fifty years later, the trauma and subsequent
chequered history of political development have led author H.V. Hodson to ask: was it inevitable? Now in a special gift edition published for the 50th anniversary of the founding of Pakistan, this authoritative and impartial account places the events surrounding partition in an historical
perspective, providing a major contribution to contemporary history.
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.