Japanese for College Students is a genuinely integrated,
comprehensive course for learning every aspect of beginning
Japanese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It utilizes a
functional approach tried and proved in the classrooms of
International Christian University, known for the excellence and
experience of its staff. In three volumes, the series contains 300
hours of study, 2,000 words, and 450 kanji.
Volume 1 is concerned with the everyday needs of students and their
immediate surroundings, enabling them to describe themselves, their
lives, and their environment. This volume can be used with three
separately sold cassettes tapes, totally 260 minutes of listening.
Features of Japanese for College Students
Listening and Speaking
* Varied, ready-to-use drill exercises make preparation a
* All activities within the text--no additional workbooks to
* Focused exercises utilize essential vocabulary
* Functional approach emphasizes quick attainment of useful
* Hundreds of additional related exercises included in the
* Set of tapes (sold separately) enhances the speed and fluency of
* Clear, straightforward explanations
* Plentiful examples eliminate the need for confusing,
* Two Comprehensive grammar indexes (English and Japanese) for easy
reference to the text
* Cultural and linguistic information provided as necessary
* Relevant, interesting, and up-to-date material
* Passages integrate previously learned material while
concentrating on new vocabulary
* Two vocabulary indexes give definitions, kanji, and the place
first introduced in the text
* Traditional Japanese subscript pronunciation guide (rubi) added
* Both horizontal and vertical printing are given, as well as
* Comprehension checks and reading/writing activities accompany
* Employs the three Japanese scripts-hiragana, katakana, and
kanji-from the outset
* Kanji introduced according to relevance and frequency of
* New kanji presented with all common readings and stroke
* Kanji index makes it easy to find previously introduced
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