Japanese for Busy People

Author: Association for Japanese Language Teaching
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 4770024916
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A comprehensive teaching guide for theJapanese for Busy Peoplevideo course · Step-by step lesson plans to give guidance through the course · A clear summary of the overall language syllabus, together with the language and vocabulary items for each episode · Full English translations of the 60-part drama series and all animations · Tips on using the videos with other components in theJapanese for Busy Peopleseries Japanese for Busy Peopleis a concise course for "busy" students who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. This fully integrated three-level course is comprised of three main texts that can be used in conjunction with related workbooks, tapes, CDs, teacher's manuals, and videos. A comprehensive and detailed guide to using all three videos in the series,Japanese for Busy People: The Video Guidehas been specially prepared by experienced Japanese teaching professionals who understand the constraints under which both native and non-native instructors actually work. Starting with the rationale and methodology of theJapanese for Busy People series, The Video Guideprovides interesting ideas for using the videos alongside other components in the series and some novel suggestions for planning an intensive curriculum around the videos. The easy-to-follow lesson plans contain activities and teaching tips designed to practice and consolidate new language patterns and vocabulary. The complete video script with full English translation is included, so teachers can now plan lessons without actually watching the video tapes. There is also a list of all the language patterns and vocabulary covered in each episode, useful cultural information, and details of materials needed to bring the class to life. More than simply a collection of teaching tips and activities,The Video Guideprovides a comprehensive overview of theJapanese for Busy Peopleseries with special emphasis on the videos. For the first time in any language, AJALT explains how all the components of this best-selling series can be combined to form a comprehensive course in basic Japanese, or fitted into any existing curriculum. With straightforward grammatical explanations and cultural notes throughout,The Video Guidewill also prove indispensable to self-study students learning Japanese with the videos.

Japanese for Busy People I

Author: AJALT
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 1568363990
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A workbook designed to meet the needs of students who have studied Japanese but cannot yet speak it comfortably. The lessons and short dialogues in this workbook are intended to make you more comfortable with speaking Japanese. The workbook is meant to be used in conjunction with the revised, third edition of "Japanese for Busy People I" and many of the lessons and exercises are drawn from that work.

Japanese for Professionals

Author: AJALT
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568364601
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A comprehensive course for students who need to use Japanese in a business environment. "Japanese for Professionals" is a serious and detailed manual of the language of trade, commerce, and government, aimed at intermediate students who work with Japanese on a daily basis.

Author: 国際日本語普及協会
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770030088
Release Date: 2006-06-26
Genre: Foreign Language Study

"Japanese for Busy People" is, as the title suggests, a concise course forbusy' students who want to learn natural spoken Japanese as effectively asossible in a limited amount of time. This worldwide bestselling series wasrepared by a working group of experienced Japanese language instructors whoeviewed and tested the material in an authentic classroom environment. Nowhe series is being thoroughly revised to make learning Japanese easier thanver.

Japanese for Young People I

Author: AJALT
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 1568364245
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adults in English-speaking countries -- from The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), developers of the renowned Japanese for Busy People series. Japanese for Young People is a three-level series designed for junior high and high school students, with an optional starter level for elementary students. With an emphasis on the coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this program builds upon the basics of Japanese grammar through the use of key sentences, dialogues, exercises, and entertaining activities. Exposure to spoken Japanese is facilitated by three compact discs. This Kana Workbook -- a fully integrated component of the Japanese for Young People series -- is for young students who want to learn the two native phonetic scripts, hiragana and katakana. Its unique and proven approach, which is based on a solid foundation of writing drills and optional CDs, teaches the pronunciation and configuration of the kana characters in tandem. With numerous illustrations, a combination of traditional reading and writing drills, and an entertaining selection of crossword puzzles and word searches, Japanese for Young People I: Kana Workbook is the perfect guide for young learners encountering Japanese for the first time.

Let s Learn Katakana

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 087011719X
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Teaches katakana, used for borrowed foreign words and other special phrases. The book includes guides to pronunciation and usage. There are three types of Japanese script-katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana-one must know all of them. Let's Learn Katakana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Hiragana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it contains

Let s Learn Hiragana

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 0870117092
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

There are three types of Japanese script-katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana-one must know all of them. Let's Learn Hiragana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Katakana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it contains all the exercises that allow the student to master hiragana by the time the book has been finished. Let's Learn Hiragana is a classic in the field, and the huge number of students that have used it successfully is a sign of its preeminence as a self-study guide.

You Suck

Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748114504
Release Date: 2009-09-17
Genre: Fiction

Being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they vow to work through their issues. But word has it that the vampire who initially nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue. And that really sucks.

The Handbook of Japanese Verbs

Author: Taeko Kamiya
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568364849
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

From the very earliest stages of study until far into the intermediate level, students of the Japanese language are continually scratching their heads over the usage of verbs. It is no wonder that they should feel the need for a solid reference book, one they can continually turn to throughout their studying careers.The Handbook of Japanese Verbsis just that book. The Introduction takes the first step toward comprehension by pointing out the features of Japanese verbs that stand in contrast to their English counterparts, such as tense, politeness level, auxiliaries, and transitive and intransitive forms. Part 1 shows through tables and concise commentary how Japanese verbs are categorized, conjugated, and combined with auxiliaries. Each form is followed by a short exercise, reinforcing the points just made. Part 2 takes up the forms described in the first part and shows how they function in full-fledged sentences. Each discussion is followed by examples and exercises, ensuring that the student has understood the forms under discussion. In the appendices, the student is offered a number of look-up methods, including an English-Japanese verb dictionary. This completes the apparatus necessary for a solid handbook on Japanese verbs, a book students can rely on for many years to come.

Juni Taisen Zodiac War

Author: , Nisioisin
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421599991
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Fiction

Rampage. Weep. Kill. Every 12 years, the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac take the form of warriors and engage in the ultimate battle royal. They face one another in battles to the death, using all the powers of their star signs, and the sole survivor is granted the ultimate prize—a wish. Any wish. -- VIZ Media

Make Your Bed

Author: William H. McRaven
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455570232
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Self-Help

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Should be read by every leader in America...a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can." --Wall Street Journal "Powerful." --USA Today "Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post "Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE GRADUATION SPEECH WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.

The Multilingual Internet

Author: Brenda Danet
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199719497
Release Date: 2007-06-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Two thirds of global internet users are non-English speakers. Despite this, most scholarly literature on the internet and computer-mediated-communication (CMC) focuses exclusively on English. This is the first book devoted to analyzing internet related CMC in languages other than English. The volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, code switching between multiple languages, gender issues, public policy issues, and so on.

Many roads one journey

Author: Charlotte Davis Kasl
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: UOM:39076001172092
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Medical

Studies the impact of recovery programs on individual lives and explains how to adapt the principles of the Twelve-Step process to personal needs.