Genki 2: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - Second Edition

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This is second book in one of the most highly regarded Japanese texbook series: Genki 2: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese - Second Edition. The book is divided into 23 themed chapters and covers speaking, listening, reading and writing to cultivate overall language ability. It places emphasis on balancing accuracy, fluency, and complexity.

The second edition includes many improvements. Each lesson in the revised edition features a new section called “Culture Notes" that further enhances students knowledge of Japan and Japanese culture through information on daily life in Japan. The vocabulary has also been updated with more modern and useful vocabulary. Even though the grammar points presented in the volume are the same, the explanations have been revised and are now even easier to understand. In the revised edition, negative forms of adjectives and noun phrases that are more common in everyday life have also been updated. The number of communicative practice material such as dialogues have been increased to give students more grammar practice and the readings in the Reading and Writing section have also been updated to make them more relevant to modern Japan. Lastly, audio aids which were previously sold separately, have been included on an mp3 audio CD, ready to install on any music player. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Genki 2 lesson structure:

  • A vocabulary list with all new words introduced in the chapter. Each word includes Japanese kanji, readings in hiragana and an English translation.
  • A grammar section with easy to understand explanations in English and plenty of examples for each grammar point. English translations for the Japanese examples are included.
  • A dialog between the protagonists. Readings for kanji and English translations of the dialogs are included.
  • A practice section that challenges your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills with everything you learned in the chapter including new grammar, kanji and vocabulary.
  • Culture notes that explain specific aspects of Japanese culture.


Recommended for you if:

  • You finished Genki 1 and want to continue your journey of learning Japanese.
  • You finished a textbook similar to Genki 1 (for example Minna no Nihongo Shokyu 1) and want to switch to a different textbook.
  • You like a comprehension orientated approach to language learning (detailed, easy to understand grammar explanations).
  • You are a self-learner, have a private teacher or visit a Japanese language course.

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Additional information:

  • Pages: 385
  • Languages: Japanese & English
  • Includes: mp3 audio CD
ISBN/UPC: 9784789014434
VENDOR: The Japan Times

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