Colloquial Japanese: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Colloquial Japanese provides a step-by-step course in Japanese as it is written and spoken today. This new edition has been completely rewritten by experienced teachers; it combines an accessible approach with a thorough treatment of the language, equipping learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Japanese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the ...

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Overview

Colloquial Japanese provides a step-by-step course in Japanese as it is written and spoken today. This new edition has been completely rewritten by experienced teachers; it combines an accessible approach with a thorough treatment of the language, equipping learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Japanese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • jargon-free explanations of grammar, with key structures presented through user-friendly diagrams
  • Coverage of the different writing systems of Japanese: hiragana, katakana and kanji
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
  • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, a verb/adjective list with conjugation aid, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Japanese will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Japanese.

Supplementary exercise sheets for hiragana, katakana and kanji and two additional units are available for free download at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415593304/ The units cover more advanced features of Japanese and incorporate a  wide assortment of supporting exercises.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Japanese pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-Mid on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-59330-4 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-59332-8

Ebook: 978-1-315-88977-1 (please note this does not include the audio, available from www.tandfebooks.com)

MP3s: 978-0-415-59333-5 (available from www.tandfebooks.com)

Pack : 978-0-415-59331-1 (paperback and CDs)

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Editorial Reviews

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"Colloquial Japanese 3rd Edition is well stocked with the "balanced, comprehensive and rewarding" items—essential vocabulary lists, lucid grammar summaries, lively sample dialogues and more. With accompanying audio material, it will systematically and efficiently lead any beginners of Japanese language to build up a solid foundation at the Intermediate-mid level on the ACTFL proficiency scales". Yoshihiro Yasuhara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415593304
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/20/2013
  • Series: Colloquial Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Junko Ogawa is Language Coordinator for Japanese at the University of Birmingham, UK

Fumitsugu Enokida is Language Tutor in Japanese at the University of Birmingham, UK

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Watashi wa Nihon-jin desu. I am Japanese 2. Tanjōbi wa itsu desu ka? When is your birthday? 3. Otearai wa doko desu ka? Where is the toilet? 4. Ano kamera wa ikura desu ka? How much is that camera over there? 5. Donna ongaku ga suki desu ka? What kind of music do you like? 6. Watashi wa rainen Nihon e ikimasu. I will go to Japan next year 7. Watashi wa yoku sūpā de hiru-gohan o kaimasu I often buy lunch at the supermarket 8. Ōsaka ni yūmē na (o)shiro ga arimasu There is a famous castle in Osaka 9. Nichi-yōbi issho ni ēga o mimasen ka? Won’t you watch film with me on Sunday? 10. Dōshite atarashī pasokon ga hoshī desu ka? Why do you want to have a new PC? 11. Shinjuku Gyoen wa hirokute kirē na kōen desu. Shinjuku Gyoen is a spacious and beautiful park. 12. Musuko san wa se ga takai desu ne. Your son is tall, isn’t he? 13. Koko ni suwatte mo ī desu ka? May I sit down here? 14. Kinō no yoru 8-ji goro ēga o mite imashita I was watching a film at around 8pm yesterday 15. Pūru de oyoidari, toshokan de hon o karitari shimasu I do various things such as swimming in the pool and borrowing books at the library 16. Sukoshi dake supeingo o hanasu koto ga dekimasu I can speak Spanish a little bit English translation of dialogues from unit 9 to unit 16 Grammar summary Appendix Key to exercises Japanese – English glossary English – Japanese glossary Index of Language Points

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