Kodansha s Hiragana Workbook

Author: Anne Matsumoto Stewart
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568364415
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Beginner-level students wishing to read Japanese need to learn hiragana, the most basic of three Japanese scripts, used for writing words of native origin. Kodansha's Hiragana Workbook is an all-new, streamlined workbook designed precisely for such students. It introduces all aspects of the script-reading, writing, and pronunciation--in a fun, accessible format, packed with illustrations and exercises. One page each is devoted to the 46 basic characters. These include instructions for character formation and space to practice writing, as well as a selection of vocabulary for further reading and writing. The vocabulary are all commonly used words that students can put to immediate use in conversation; and their readings--pronounced by a professional voice actor--are available as free downloads from the Net. Frequent review pages allow students to test their understanding of the hiragana at various stages. The appendixes offer additional practice exercises, as well as grids for playing hiragana Battleship and Bingo. There are also 120 pull-out flashcards for playing Memory, Scrabble, and other games.

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.

Japanese for busy people

Author: Kokusai Nihongo Fukyū Kyōkai (Japan)
Publisher: Kodansha America/Tsai Fong Books
ISBN: 0870115995
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Foreign Language Study


Japan

Author: Lucien Ellington
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598841626
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

This introduction to life and culture in Japan presents a captivating portrait of the island nation, home to 127 million people and one of the most robust economies in the world. * A detailed historical account takes the reader on a narrative journey from the rise of the Jomon culture some 13,000 years ago to the economic downturn of the 1990s and subsequent recovery * Includes an annotated bibliography and a wide variety of images

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0609801090
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level

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.

Let s Learn Katakana

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 087011719X
Release Date: 1985
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

Japanese for Busy People

Author: Association for Japanese-Language Teaching
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 4770020961
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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Babel

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: MINN:31951D00127429X
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Languages, Modern


The Japan vacation planner

Author: Charles H. Northup
Publisher: Stone Bridge Pr
ISBN: 0962813753
Release Date: 1992-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discusses language, transportation, lodging, passports and customs regulations, health and hygiene, packing, shopping, and planning an itinerary