An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese

Product Description

Typically textbooks cover a little bit of everything. Not so An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, which goes way beyond coverying everything "a little bit". It is one of the most in depth textbooks for intermediate students and covers reading, conversation, vocabulary and kanji, grammar and listening in detail and supports every section with lots of practice. Every lesson contains around 15-20 pages filled with content that helps you improve your Japanese. Wonder what kind of content? Let's have a look at the lesson structure.

An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese lesson structure:

  • Cultural Notes: Each lesson starts with cultural notes relevant to the topic of the lesson. These notes help you better understand the situations presented and give you context.
  • Kanji Review: Kanji that you ideally already know. Since this is a review section, there are no English translations. Only kanji and their readings.
  • Dialog: Each lesson contains dialogs that you can use as both listening and reading practice. Or better: both. The dialogs present different real life situations of the lesson's topic.
  • Reading practice: Not a dialog, but a longer text about a specific topic.
  • Vocabulary List: A list of all the new vocabulary that appeared in the lesson. The list is divided into several sub sections. E.g. all new vocabulary from the reading practice section is in the "reading practice" sub section, which makes it easy to find the word you are looking for. All kanji have furigana. English translations included.
  • Kanji List: Devided into two sections: "kanji you should learn to read and write" and "kanji you should learn to read".
  • Grammar explanations: Detailed grammar explanations for the most part, although some are rather short. Example sentences for every grammar structure with English translation included.
  • Practice section: Practice what you've learned in the lesson. The book was originally meant to be used in class. This section requires a partner to do pair work for conversation practice, although it can be done alone as writing practice instead.

Recommended for you if:

  • You finished a beginner textbook series (e.g. Genki 2 or Minna no Nihongo Shokyu 2) and want to continue with intermediate Japanese.
  • You like a well structured way of learning with lots of content and information.

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Additional information:

  • Pages: 352
  • Languages: Japanese & English
  • Includes: 2 CDs
ISBN/UPC: 9784789013079
VENDOR: The Japan Times

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