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Nakama 1 : Japanese Communication, Culture, Context / With Cassette Tape

Nakama 1 : Japanese Communication, Culture, Context / With Cassette Tape - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0669461343

Cover of Nakama 1 : Japanese Communication, Culture, Context / With Cassette Tape 98 (ISBN 978-0669461343)
ISBN13: 978-0669461343
ISBN10: 0669461342
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 1998
International: No

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Nakama 1 : Japanese Communication, Culture, Context / With Cassette Tape - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0669461343

Seiichi Makino, Yukiko Abe Hatasa and Kazumi Hatasa

ISBN13: 978-0669461343
ISBN10: 0669461342
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This new, proficiency-oriented introductory Japanese program emphasizes practical communication, the development of all four language skills, student interaction, and cultural awareness. The twelve thematically-organized chapters, each focusing on a high-frequency communicative situation, introduce students to the Japanese language and its three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

  • Hiragana (in Chapters 1-3) and katakana (in Chapters 4-6) are introduced through unique mnemonic devices that help students learn the characters. Ninety Kanje characters are introduced in Chapters 7-12.
  • A series of specially created manga precede each chapter dialogue and serve as visual advanced organizers.
  • Chapter dialogues present a lively, continuous storyline that illustrates typical daily events in Japanese life and provide a realistic context in which to learn vocabulary and grammatical structures.
  • Exercises progress from directed practice to a wide range of open-ended communicative activities that emphasize pair and group work.
  • All text readings feature hiragana subscripts to assist students with character reading.
  • Communication sections in each chapter provide practical strategies to develop students' speaking skills.

Author Bio

Makino, Seiichi : Princeton University


Hatasa, Yukiko Abe : University of Iowa


Hatasa, Kazumi : Purdue University

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