Elementary Japanese Volume One

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Overview

This is an extensive beginning level Japanese textbook and language learning program.

Elementary Japanese is designed for students who are just beginning their study of the Japanese language at the first&#8211:year college level or on their own. The author and contributors have created a highly structured approach to learning Japanese that is based on learning the fundamental patters and constructions of the language as well as the writing system including basic kanji. Systematic grammatical explanations are provided in enough detail for this book to be used as a reference work as well as an introductory textbook. The accompanying MP3 audio CD is a great way to learn Japanese and ensures correct pronunciation and helps to build listening comprehension.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe yourself, your family and your friends.
  • Talk about daily events using basic vocabulary and grammatical constructions.
  • Understand conversations on these topics as well as classroom activities.
  • Read Japanese articles and write short and simple compositions and letters.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Elementary Japanese has the strong advantage of starting in hiragana. The greetings and usage at the beginning come just at the right time. EJ has clear grammar and usage explanations. The number and pace of the kanji are very good. I like the fact that EJ is fairly cheap & that it doesn't have a work book. I use some exercises in the book as homework & can add my own things without feeling guilty for not using all of a workbook. The listening comprehension exercises are excellent and I really like the recordings of the dialogues and the vocabulary. I would suggest giving kanji in the vocabulary lists to help Chinese students of Japanese. The illustrations for the exercises are useful and often funny." —Professor Janet Fair, Loyola University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804835046
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: Hardcover with disc
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 376,479
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Yoko Hasegawa is Associate Professor of Japanese Linguistics in the Department of East Asia Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches Japanese linguistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and also serves as Coordinator of the university's Japanese language program. She received her PhD in linguistics from Berkeley in 1992.

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Table of Contents

ò Useful expressions ò Midterm examination ò At the Japan Club ò Self Introduction
ò At Yamamoto-sanæs apartment ò Shopping ò Places ò Family ò A letter
ò Weekend plans ò At a restaurant ò Winter-break plans ò At Son-sanæs apartment
ò The library

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