Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing system. Features of Book 1: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hiragana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Culture Points about Japan * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more!
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Pros: Worksheet/activities!!!!! Reading Comprehension Learn Hiragana and proper sentence structure for polite/informal Japanese Glossary/Index Answer guide Cons: You may not know how to correctly pronounce things from reading alone My opinion: Japanese from Zero is probably one of the funnest ways I've ever tried learning Japanese. I always wanted a book that had activities and worksheets for comprehension but I just couldn't find them until I found this book. It is much cheaper than the Rosetta Stone and to me, it was more effective than the other Japanese language books I wasted money on. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn. Whether you are a total beginner or know a few things, this is a great start for anyone interested in learning a new Language!
It's a very didactic book, it is concise, has information about grammar but it's not overwhelming, it has many exercises, so far I really like it. I also bought the "Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners" book, so I every day I read/work on both books. I definitely recommend both books!