The Adventures in Japanese Volume 2 textbook builds on the integrated development of the four language skills developed in Volume 1. Now in full color, this ACTFL standards-aligned curriculum includes more new features that will better prepare students for a rigorous foundation of Japanese learning:
More Kanji: Advance your students’ knowledge with 102 new Kanji characters in Adventures in Japanese Volume 2. Through two years of study with the series, students will acquire 162 kanji in total.
Longer Dialogues in Manga Style: Motivate learners with the 2 to 5-page lesson-opening dialogues in full-color manga format. The complete dialogue text presented in this format provides an intriguing introduction to the language focus of each unit.
Better Recycling: Solidify the grammar and vocabulary taught in Volume 1 with the Preliminary Lesson and Let’s Review pages included Volume 2. This integration reinforces language acquisition and allows students to learn at their own pace.
Practice at Point of Instruction: Reinforce newly presented grammar through accompanying practice exercises to confirm learning before moving on in the lesson.
Authentic Readings: Encourage learners to use Japanese in a natural context. Volume 2 includes more authentic readings such as blog posts, printed advertisements, receipts, and menus that put learning into a meaningful context. The corresponding exercises emphasize on how the language is used in real-life Japan.
About the series:
With contemporary photos, vocabulary, and real life scenarios, the full-color Fourth Edition of Adventures in Japanese gives students a strong foundation in the Japanese language through the development of the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are encouraged to become more globally aware and culturally sensitive while strengthening conversational skills. The flexibility of this series allows for endless activities and projects to be built around the lessons, and aids teachers by integrating the “5Cs” of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages—Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities – into the series’ core structure.
What’s new in the Fourth Edition?
New Full-color Textbook Design with Up-to-date Photos and Content The new full-color design of Adventures in Japanese’s 4th Edition is easier to read and easier to navigate. More photos bring Japanese culture to life. Updated vocabulary reflects changes in technology and in Japanese society.
More Practice New grammar exercises have been added after each grammar explanation in the textbook. New authentic materials provide students with real-world reading practice.
Improved Pacing Now with 12 lessons instead of 16, pacing and instructional flow have been streamlined, making Adventures in Japanese easier to complete in one year.
New Introductory Lesson Teachers are now able to introduce hiragana, katakana, kanji, and pronunciation at whatever time best suits their class.
Clear Expectations Can-Do statements and self-assessment checklists have been added to each lesson so objectives and expectations are clearly defined. Review Lessons are available for download on the companion website at cheng-tsui.com/adventuresinjapanese.
More Kanji More than 60 kanji are introduced in Volume 1 to provide students with a stronger foundation for continued study and AP® exam preparation.
New Student Audio New audio recordings for Dialogues, Vocabulary, Language in Context, Grammar models, review questions, audio activities, and Culture Notes will be available for download from the Companion Website at cheng-tsui.com/adventuresinjapanese.
New Common Core Activities Additional activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are included throughout the textbook. Accompanying the Culture Notes, these activities encourage students to read critically and write narrative, informational, and persuasive responses.
21st Century Skills Activities Students extend their learning about cultural topics by using technology to do research, create presentations, and improve their language skills and cultural competence. Students will also practice critical reading and writing skills aligned with the CCSS.
Connect activities Students use Japanese to practice skills in other career-based disciplines, including math, statistics, science, and social studies.
Recycling Recycling of key grammar structures and vocabulary is now clearly indicated.
Digital Teacher's Guide to Go Access all of the Adventures in Japanese teacher materials on a convenient USB flash drive. Easy to carry, easy to use, and easy to customize.