Beginning Japanese

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  • Edition: Workbook
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/21/2016
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub

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Don't let yourself become overwhelmed by the Japanese language! Now there is a way to get the most out of your time spent learning Japanese. This companion workbook to Beginning Japanese is the perfect guide for practicing basic conversational Japanese and written Japanese.

Beginning Japanese Workbook includes:
  • Dialogues for contextual learning and practice.
  • Translation exercises to reinforce Japanese characters (kanji and kana).
  • Written Japanese (kana, and kanji) practice to create your own sentences.
  • Plentiful comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar exercises throughout the book.
  • An engaging story line, useful for practicing reading as well staying engaged and interested in the learning process.
Developed by Japanese language experts and experienced high-school Japanese teachers, it includes practice activities for reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding Japanese. The activities are varied and interesting, mirroring the book, and they help you polish every aspect of your Japanese language skills. Written activities center around practicing writing kanji, hiragana, and katakana in the context of the textbook. Whether you're learning Japanese for fun, preparing for a Japanese proficiency exam, want to achieve AP or IB level competency, or just want to get an A in Japanese class, the Beginning Japanese series is your key to becoming a confident Japanese-speaker. All exercises are designed to be used along with the Beginning Japanese textbook but can also be used independently to supplement any other Japanese language textbook.

Author Biography

Michael L. Kluemper served as a board member for the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers from 2001—08, and has worked on national task forces for the implementation of a Japanese AP course. He lives in Louisville, KY.

Lisa Berkson was honored by the Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese as the language teacher of the year in 2007. She currently teaches Japanese and Chinese language classes at Dobson High School in Mesa, AZ.

Nathan Patton teaches Japanese language at Scott County High School in Georgetown, KY where he serves as Chair of the World Language Department.

Nobuko Patton has taught Japanese at the University of Kentucky, Georgetown College and Jessie Clark Middle School in Lexington, KY. She lives in Kentucky.

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