Japanese for Busy People I

Author:
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770030347
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Japanese For Busy People Workbook is a Kodansha International publication.

Basic Japanese

Author: Shoko Hamano
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136956232
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Basic Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. This book presents 25 individual grammar points, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Japanese. Divided into two parts, the first part outlines fundamental components of Japanese including the writing system, pronunciation, word order, particles and conjugation patterns, while the second part builds on this foundation by introducing basic grammatical patterns organised by the task they achieve. Grammar points are followed by contextualised examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Key features include: clear, accessible format many useful language examples transliteration of all examples jargon-free explanations of grammar abundant exercises with full answer key subject index. Basic Japanese is suitable both for class use and independent study making it an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language.

Easy Kana Workbook Basic Practice in Hiragana and Katakana for Japanese Language Students

Author: Rita Lampkin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0844285323
Release Date: 1990-07-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This practical workbook is for all students of Japanese who want to learn the basic phonetic writing systems in use by the Japanese. This workbook is a self contained course, which can be used both for independent study or in the classroom. It can also serve as an ideal supplement to any basic conversation course in Japanese.

Japanese

Author: Stefan Kaiser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415687393
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Foreign Language Study

"Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Japanese grammar. Accessible and systematic, it explores the complexities of the language thoroughly, filling many gaps left by other textbooks. Clear grammar points are put in context using examples from a range of Japanese media. The emphasis is firmly on contemporary Japanese as spoken and written by native speakers. Key features of the book include: coverage of colloquial and standard Japanese ; extensive cross-referencing ; detailed index of Japanese and English terms ; up-to-date real examples of current usage ; greater emphasis on structures that learners find particularly confusing ; glossary of linguistic terms. Written by experts in their fields, Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar will prove a lasting and reliable resource for all learners of Japanese."--Publisher's website.

Japanese for Busy People

Author: AJALT
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568363842
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Includes a unit structure whereby thematically linked lessons are grouped together to make learning Japanese easier and expanded exercises that go beyond substitution drills and get students speaking Japanese right away. There are also over 340 illustrations to make the learning process more fun and memorable.

Let s Learn Hiragana

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 1568363893
Release Date: 2012-03-01
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.

Japanese for Busy People

Author: Association for Japanese-Language Teaching
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 4770020511
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Aims to guide readers to a fluent use of Japanese language. Placing emphasisn language as spoken between educated adults, the integrated approach of theourse increases speed of comprehension. This kana version teaches the basicanguage skills needed to function in a professional environment.

Berlitz Essential Japanese

Author: Lynne Strugnell
Publisher: Berlitz Publishing
ISBN: 283151794X
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Teaches through a progressive build-up of dialogue, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

Japanese for Busy People II

Author: Ajalt
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568364024
Release Date: 2012-08-17
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 II" and many of the lessons and exercises are drawn from that work.

All About Particles

Author: Naoko Chino
Publisher: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 9784770050120
Release Date: 2010-08-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Students of Japanese are familiar with the term "particle," and realize that they, like English prepositions, require a special effort to master. This handbook provides all the information one would need on these tricky units of grammar. All About Particles covers more than 70 particles those that are used regularly as well as those used less frequently in more than 200 uses. The book can be approached as a guiding textbook and studied from beginning to end. It is as a reference book, however, that All About Particles shines. It is light and easy to carry, slim enough to fit into the corner of a shoulder bag, and concise enough to quickly clarify particle-related questions. It is a priceless tool for any serious student of Japanese. In its previous incarnation as a part of the Power Japanese Series, ISBN 978-0-87011-954-5, and sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide.

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.

Breaking Into Japanese Literature

Author: Giles Murray
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 1568365896
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Reading great books in the original should be the culmination of language study, but reading Japanese literature unassisted is a daunting task that can defeat even the most able of students. Breaking into Japanese Literature is specially designed to help you bypass all the frustration and actually enjoy classics of Japanese literature. Breaking into Japanese Literature features seven graded stories covering a variety of genres: whether it's the spellbinding surrealism of Natsume Soseki's Ten Nights of Dreams, the humor of Akutagawa Ryunosuke's fable of temple life ("The Nose"), or the excitement of his historic thrillers ("In a Grove" and "Rashomon"), you are sure to find a story that appeals to you in this collection. The unique layout -- with the original Japanese story in large print, an easy-to-follow English translation and a custom dictionary -- was created for maximum clarity and ease of use. There's no need to spend time consulting reference books when everything you need to know is right there in front of your nose. To make Japanese literature fun, Breaking into Japanese Literature also has some unique extra features: mini-biographies to tell you about the authors' lives and works, individual story prefaces to alert you to related works of literature or film, and original illustrations to fire your imagination. Best of all, MP3 sound files of all the stories have been made available for FREE on the Internet. Breaking into Japanese Literature provides all the backup you need to break through to a new and undiscovered world -- the world of great Japanese fiction. All the hard work has been taken care of so you can enjoy the pleasures of the mind. Why not take advantage? Learn * 50% of all common-use kanji covered * Kanji entry numbers given for follow-up study * Japanese + English translation + custom dictionary on the same page * Every single kanji word explained Listen * Free download of sound files from the Net Look * Original atmospheric illustrations Link * Original stories for Kurosawa's Rashomon and Dreams All the stories in this book are available on the Internet as MP3 sound files read by professional Japanese actors. For students who want to consolidate their understanding of kanji, the entry numbers for any of the 2,230 characters in The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary have been provided when those characters feature in Breaking into Japanese Literature. This makes cross-referencing a matter of seconds.

Kodansha s Katakana Workbook

Author: Anne Matsumoto Stewart
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 1568364776
Release Date: 2012-12-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This companion volume teaches the basics of katakana, the script for writing loanwords borrowed from English and other languages. The book introduces the characters not in the traditional a-i-u-e-o order, but in a radical new one that allows students to sound out words from the very first page. As in the Hiragana Workbook, one page each is devoted to the 46 basic characters, which are then used to form actual, everyday words, enabling the student to build his or her vocabulary from the very beginning. The Katakana Workbook also features exercises, flashcards, games and free audio downloads.

Kana Flashcards

Author: Max Hodges
Publisher:
ISBN: 0974869430
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Each of our Kana Flashcards includes a memorable verbal and visual mnemonic, provided by award-winning illustrator Michael Rowley. Along with stroke-order diagrams and hundreds of vocabulary building example words, Kana Flashcards is sure to become the most desirable product on the market for kana learners.Each stroke-order-diagram includes arrows to indicate stroke direction. Each example word is written in kana on the card front with the English reading and definition on the flipside.Along with the Audio Companion (sold separately), these cards include all the information you need to recognize and remember, to read and write, and to pronounce hiragana and katakana in no time at all.-Master hiragana and katakana with visual and verbal mnemonics.-Learn 450 basic Japanese words.-Includes stroke-by-stroke diagrams.Varnished cards with rounded corners. Boxed with plastic tray and shrink-wrapped.

Japanese Kana from Zero

Author: George Trombley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989654591
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The lessons and techniques used in this book have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Japanese Kana From Zero! is perfect for current students learning to read and write Japanese hiragana and katakana.