First volume of Nihongo Daijobu! a series targeted to beginners who are seeking to learn how to communicate in Japanese. The beginners level contains 2 volumes with 24 units in which students will learn communication in different situations such as: daily life, work, family, a supermarket etc.
Since the main goal of the series is to boost communication skills, this method contains lots of exercises in which students should talk about their feelings and hear and repeat conversations. In addition, all texts are written in hiragana, katakana and romanized. This first book does not contain kanji since students should learn first how to read in hiragana and katakana.
This first volume includes 2 supplementary books: one to learn hiragana and katakana and another one with importa aspects of the language such as the hours, days of the week, days of the month etc.
The book includes a CD for the listening comprehension exercises.
Description by the publisher
This task-centered textbook helps beginning learners master fundamental communication skills through a practical, step-by-step approach.
Every unit progressively builds up communication skills by taking learners through tasks that challenge them to practically apply their skills in diverse activities. In contrast with lessons that focus on rote memorization of sentence patterns, Nihongo Daijobu! introduces learners to essential constructions in a flexible, intuitive way, helping them to acquire the power to communicate in basic Japanese in a short time. This book responds to the needs of learners who have struggled with putting classroom Japanese to use in the real world.
Book 1 is aimed at enabling learners to gain reasonable fluency for everyday situations and a firm command of basic grammar (nominal, adjectival and verbal sentences).
・Hiragana and katakana drills are provided at the end of the book.
・The accompanying supplement includes sets of expressions categorized by situation, and a list of basic vocabulary.
・Comes with a CD-ROM containing approximately three hours of audio material (MP3).
・Be able to adequately communicate in various everyday situations using skills already acquired.
・Be able to describe aspects of everyday life to a reasonable extent.
・Understand basic grammar (nominal, adjectival and verbal sentences).
No. of words studied: Approx. 500. The expressions and vocabulary provided in the supplement are highly relevant to learners’ everyday needs.
Estimated classroom time: 24 hours
Text is written in hiragana and katakana, all with romanized readings.
Unit 1 Dōzo yoroshiku (Nice to meet you)
Unit 2 Nan desu ka (What is this?)
Unit 3 Nan-ji desu ka (What time is it?)
Unit 4 Kaimono (Shopping strategies)
Unit 5 Okinawa ni ikimasu (I am going to Okinawa)
Unit 6 Denwa (Using telephone strategies)
Unit 7 Itadakimasu (Thank you for the meal)
Unit 8 Saikō no nichi-yōbi (My perfect Sunday)
Unit 9 Sore, ii desu ne! (That's nice!)
Unit 10 Dō deshita ka (How was it?)
Unit 11 Yasumitai-n-desu ga . . . (Calling in sick)
Unit 12 Watashi no sodatta machi (My hometown)