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Beginning Japanese is a complete learning method designed by teachers with a vast experience in teaching A-level students, which is why it is appropriate for young students. The book tells the intriguing story of a teenage girl who goes on an exchange trip to Japan. The underlying idea of the authors is to motivate young students with a storytelling focus, using a story they can easily identify with.
Also, after finishing Beginning Japanese, students can continue their studies with Intermediate Japanese. Both books are suitable for self-study. This is why a page with additional resources and a CD-ROM with extra content have been created.
The aim of this method is to enable students to communicate, and unlike other textbooks, the kanjis are being taught from the beginning. In total, students will acquire approximately 300 characters: 155 in the first volume and 149 in the second.
Main features of the method:
- An intriguing story (including a passage on time travel).
- The kanjis are being taught from the beginning and in context.
- Furiganas included.
The CD-ROM includes:
- Recordings with native speakers of Japanese
- Dialogue information
- Pronunciation guide
- List of new words
- Funny songs
Additional resources on the web:
- Games and activities
- Additional information and updates
- A book for hiragana and katakana practice
- Kanji practice sheets
- Kanji and kana cards