This is a complete Japanese textbook and language learning package for beginning learners.
Start speaking, reading and writing Japanese today with the most exciting new introduction to the Japanese language "e;Beginning Japanese"e; follows the story of Kiara, an American exchange student who lives in Japan and loves to study Japanese. With the help of her Japanese friends and the time-traveling "e;Tomo Tanuki"e; (raccoon dog), Kiara learns to speak, read, and write Japanese while she visits famous people and places in Japanese history.
Illustrated with manga-style comics a fun way to learn Japanese and written by experienced high-school Japanese teachers, this Japanese textbook will show you how to pronounce Japanese; read and write hiragana, katakana, and 125 basic kanji; and understand conversational Japanese.
Key features of this program: An engaging storyline including a time travel adventure unfolds as learners advance, adding motivation to master the language. Authentic written, visual, and oral materials embedded naturally throughout. Kanji is taught beginning with Chapter 1 and together with current vocabulary rather than separately. (At the end of Vol. 1 you'll know 148 kanji). Technology is used extensively for authentic tasks. A dedicated website provides additional content and updates. Content is aligned with the ACTFL National Standards.The CD ROM includes: Native Japanese language speakers. Pronunciation guides. Accompanying dialogues. New word lists. Fun songs. Listening activities and tests. Extensive printable exercises.The "e;Beginning Japanese"e; Website includes: Online games and activities. Additional information and updates. Downloadable Hiragana Practice Book, Katakana Practice Book, kana practice sheets. Downloadable kanji and kana flash cards."e;Beginning Japanese"e; is the first volume in a 3-level series. Deepen your learning with the "e;Beginning Japanese Workbook,"e; a volume of drills and exercises that reinforce the lessons in the textbook. If you already speak basic Japanese, continue your learning with the second level, "e;Intermediate Japanese."e; Whether you're learning Japanese for fun, preparing for a Japanese proficiency exam, or want to achieve AP- or IB-level competency, "e;Beginning Japanese"e; is your key to becoming a confident Japanese-speaker."e;
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