The First Edition of Yookoso!: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese was warmly and enthusiastically received by Japanese language instructors not only in North America, but also abroad. The preliminary chapters entitled "Getting Started" were a First Edition feature that many instructors and students found especially useful and effective for their introductory Japanese courses. In response to this positive response, we have revised and expanded these preliminary chapters as a primer to introduce learners to the Japanese language, providing them with a basic foundation for learning Japanese. Yookoso!: Getting Started with Japanese has been developed according to two basic premises: (1) proficient communication in the second language is the goal of foreign language instruction, and (2) the primary function of language is to allow people to communicate, interact, and negotiate meaning. Yookoso!: Getting Started with Japanese provides a starting point for oral and written communication and helps students to develop proficiency in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as in cultural awareness. With this emphasis on interaction in the classroom, students enjoy learning Japanese. The Yookoso! materials and approach have been extensively tested with beginning students of Japanese. In our experience, students become proficient in Japanese more quickly using the Yookoso! approach. The flexible framework of the Yookoso! materials accommodates various approaches to language teaching and different learning styles.
If you've studied Japanese for some time but can't seem to become conversational, you're one of many. If you've never studied it before, start with this book. You'll have a solid foundation and will be able to avoid bad habits. This book is written without kanji (except for the dictionary section). It covers a wide range of levels with comprehensive explanations and practical examples and expressions while clarifying many common mistakes that are confusing to many learners (particles, counters, etc.). Even many intermediate and advanced speakers find this book eye-opening. What makes the Japanese For Dogs series unique are the grammar diagrams. You can visually see how words are put together like blocks, so you can understand the entire grammatical structures very clearly. And, that will ultimately help you say what you want to say. If you want to become conversational and have good pronunciation, you've found your book.
Author: Naoko Chino
Publisher: Kodansha USA
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.
Author: Kenneth P. Moses
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-05
Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy uses over 500 incredibly well-executed and superb dissection photos and illustrations to guide you through all the key structures you'll need to learn in your gross anatomy course. This medical textbook helps you master essential surface, gross, and radiologic anatomy concepts through high-quality photos, digital enhancements, and concise text introductions throughout. Get a clear understanding of surface, gross, and radiologic anatomy with a resource that's great for use before, during, and after lab work, in preparation for examinations, and later on as a primer for clinical work. Learn as intuitively as possible with large, full-page photos for effortless comprehension. No more confusion and peering at small, closely cropped pictures! Easily distinguish highlighted structures from the background in each dissection with the aid of digitally color-enhanced images. See structures the way they present in the anatomy lab with specially commissioned dissections, all done using freshly dissected cadavers prepared using low-alcohol fixative. Bridge the gap between gross anatomy and clinical practice with clinical correlations throughout. Master anatomy efficiently with one text covering all you need to know, from surface to radiologic anatomy, that's ideal for shortened anatomy courses. Review key structures quickly thanks to detailed dissection headings and unique icon navigation. Access the full text and self assessment questions at studentconsult.com. Get a clear understanding of the human body through surface, gross and radiologic anatomy all in one place.
Author: Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This highly successful beginning Japanese program has introduced thousands of students to Japanese language and culture through its emphasis on communicative language development. This new edition features a brand-new, contemporary design that greatly enhances the appearance of the book. In addition to the new design and updated activities, art, and photos, the new edition of Yookoso! contains a kana and kanji font that is easier to read and is especially suited to the beginning students of Japanese.
Author: P. Aarne Vesilind
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This text presents a balanced treatment of environmental engineering by combining engineering concepts with the importance of environmental ethics. This third edition highlights sustainable development and emphasizes the need for engineers to become even more environmentally responsible during this time of increasing awareness of environmental concerns. The authors challenge students with problems that require not only a technical solution but a thorough consideration of its ethical ramifications. The text also provides comprehensive exposure to all types of environmental problems, including ecosystem dynamics, wastewater treatment, and air pollution control. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This BMW Repair Manual: 3 Series (E46): 1999-2005 is a comprehensive source of service information and technical specifications available for the BMW E46 platform 3 Series models from 1999 to 2005. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourself BMW owner, this manual will help you understand, care for and repair your car. Though the do-it-yourself 3 Series owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information, the owner who has no intention of working on his or her car will find that reading and owning this manual will make it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician. BMW E46 models and engines covered in this repair manual: * 323i/Ci (M52 TU, 2.5 liter engine) * 328i/Ci (M52 TU, 2.8 liter engine) * 325i/Ci/xi (M54 / M56, 2.5 liter engine) * 330i/Cis/xi (M54, 3.0 liter engine) * M3 (S54, 3.2 liter Motorsport engine)
Author: Bruce N. Waller
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release Date: 2008-07-01
This book offers students a unique opportunity to examine strong yet very readable competing views on twenty of the major issues in contemporary criminal justice. It features the works of major writers in the discipline and explores the ideas, orientations and arguments driving the field. Each essay quickly draws readers into the debate using accompanying questions and encourages readers to assess arguments and determine their own conclusions. Where to Find More sections highlight additional resources that can be used to explore each issue in more detail. For anyone interested in the criminal justice system
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS offers a comprehensive, computer-supported introduction to digital electronics, from basic electrical theory and digital logic to hands-on, high-tech applications. Designed to support Project Lead the Way's (PLTW) innovative Digital Electronics (DE) curriculum, this dynamic text prepares students for college and career success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The text introduces core concepts such as electrical shop practices and electrical theory, enables students to gain confidence by exploring key principles and applying their knowledge, and helps develop sophisticated skills in circuit analysis, design, and troubleshooting. Many of the text's abundant examples and exercises support the use of Multisim, allowing students to visualize and analyze circuits including combinational and sequential circuits before constructing them. In addition, a variety of proven learning tools make mastering the material easier, including self-check problems in every chapter, Bring it Home questions to solidify core concepts, and challenging Extra Mile problems to help students deepen their understanding and hone their skills. As an integrated part of your PLTW program or a stand-alone classroom resource, DIGITAL ELECTRONICS is an ideal choice to support your students' STEM success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Rita Lampkin
Publisher: National Textbook Company
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Japanese language
"Japanese Verbs and Essentials of Grammar offers you two books in one. It is both a complete guide to Japanese verbs and a compact guide to the basics of Japanese grammar, so all the information you need is right at your fingertips in one volume! Each verb tense and each aspect of grammar is presented in its own individual chapter, which makes finding what you need easier and quicker. Every entry includes clear explanations and helpful examples that lead you on your way to mastering the Japanese language.
Author: Thomas Nowak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Release Date: 2003-03-06
The traditional pathophysiology book is written for the medical student. Nursing and allied health students (usually at the sophomore level) have simply had to make-do with cumbersome (1500 to 1600 page) books, that assume considerably more science background than the typical allied health student has acquired. The Nowak book is not only briefer (at 700 pages) but is organized in a manner that brings the principles of pathophysiology to the forefront. The authors focus on the relatively few patterns of disease, rather than asking students to memorize extensive catalogs of specific diseases. This conceptual approach is more suited to the allied health student than the disease centered approach featured in the major competitors.
Author: Herbert Zettl
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
In the field-defining text TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, author Herbert Zettl emphasizes how production proceeds in the digital age-from idea to image-and how it moves through the three major phases, from preproduction to production to postproduction. In this context, Zettl describes the necessary tools, considers what they can and cannot do, and explains how they are used to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. This edition features the latest digital equipment and production techniques, including including stereo 3D, 3D camcorders, 4K and 8K digital cinema cameras, portable switchers, LED lighting instruments, and digital lighting control systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Kazue Kanno
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This text aims to broaden the field of second language acquisition, focusing on Japanese rather than on more commonly studied European languages. Chapters include studies on input and interaction, research into the evaluation of proficiency, and grammatical investigations.