Finally we have included a selection of problems in the Quiz section to enable you to check how weii you have acquired the new language skills. There are also a few kanji called kokuji that were created in Japan, and some of these lack on readings. The Kana Version is a basic textbook for students who intend to master the native kana and kanji scripts early on in their studies. Copyright O 1996 by the Association for Japanese-Language Teaching. But in the decade since Japanese for Busy PeopleS first publication, there has been a growing increase in the number of people learning Japanese-as-a-second-language throughout the world.
Typically the lessons evolve around a practical topic or a cultural theme such as reserving hotel rooms and discussion of the d e s of sumo wrestling. Since the same constmctions may appear at earlier and advanced levels, grammatical explanations are not always treated comprehensively in one place and may to some extent be repeated. The authors would particularly like to thank the Japan Sumo Association for making it possible to write Lesson 14, and the Meterological Agency for materia1 included in Lesson 20. This Kana Verszon has been designed so that learners are required to master an average of eleven kanji per lesson in Book I1 and six kanji per lesson in Book 111. Recordings are very clear as they are all studio recorded and are read by professional male and female native speakers at normal or just under normal speed. The tapes can best be employed to augment classroom work, either as preparation before class or as review. For each lesson, the following parts have been recorded: Opening Dialogue or Text with Summary Sentence s and Vocabulary, Key Sentences and Vocabulary, Vocabulary for the Exercises, and Short Dialogue s and Vocabulary.
Feedback: Feedback is left for buyers after purchase has been completed. He is a university student. For background information, many sources were consulted. Great care has been taken to present the most representative pronunciation of each individual word and to preserve the natural flow of spoken Japanese. Then after practicing the new words in the vocabulary out loud, he or she should imitate in a clear voice the model speakers on the tape. Occasionally he goes mountain climbing. As a minimum, students should be expected to practice new vocabulary by listening to the tape while memorizing the meanings of the words.
As with all other audio tapes in the Japanese for Busy People series, only the highest quality of standard, natural, spoken Japanese has been recorded on the Kana Workbook Tape. Yamakawa: Hello, is this Mr. Although we have concentrated chiefly on offering linguistic information, in some cases we thought it necessary to add some social or cultural references. Ideal, too, for those simply wishing to expand their vocabulary or speak livelier Japanese. Suzuki 25 years old Mr.
The workbook can be used both in the classroom as a supplement for introducing or reviewing lessons, and outside the classroom for homework and review. Condition: Good, Condition: Paperback in Good condition, Edition Number: 2, Publication Year: 1995, Language: English, Format: Paperback See More. Yamakawa: Are there any problems? The Kana Workbook Tape has the following features: o Forty minutes of natural, spoken Japanese o Pronunciation drills ensure that the non-native speaker learners accurately the basic fifty syllables of the Japanese language o Exercises and quizzes develop listening skills with kana writing practice o Fully integrated with the Japanese for Busy People series. I11 Make dialogues by changing the underlined parts as in the examples given. This is Yamakawa of the M Design Office.
Pronunciation drills help students identify the kana with the actual Japanese syllables that they represent. He got married two years ago. Educationalists have pointed out the problerns of teaching and learning accurate and natural pronunciation through rornanization, as well as the inconvenience of not being able to read and write at an early stage. He sometimes writes letters in Japanese. Hayashi 45 years old Mrs. He came to Japan last month from the Hong Kong branch office.
The title of the lesson and the English topic sentence at the beginning of the lesson should give you a f i m idea of the content of the dialogue or reading passage. A new feature in Book I1 is the use of kanji throughout this textbook. Customer Service: Please contact us via eBay messages if you have any questions or concerns regarding your order. How can the Japanese for Busy People series help you learn Japanese? A New unique approach to effective daily communication in Japanese. On its first occurrence on a page, a kanji is accompanied by hrigana the contextual reading of the character in hiragana printed below the kanji. In adàition to the cherry blossom front there are other flower fronts, such as the apricot blossom front and the azalea front.
Plain Forms and Connective Patterns B. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the japanese busy people 3 tapes gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Some 220 kanjz are introduced in Book I1 which together with the 120 new kanji in Book I11 makes a total of 340 characters. Furzgana pronunciation guides in the phonetic hiragana are printed below a kanji the first time that it appears on a page. When appropriate, explanations include related constructions and patterns.
The student can alternately practice either questions or answers and test himself or herself on mastery of both roles. All the recordings were made by professional Japanese voice actors. Kat6 36 years old Mr. Katakana is used for words borrowed from other languages, the names of foreign people and places, the names of plants and animals, and so on. The Kana Workbook Tape is a fully integrated component of the Japanese for Busy People series.