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Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons Book & Mp3 Audio CD

Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons Book & Mp3 Audio CD

Samuel E. Martin ,  Eriko Sato

$29.99
This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or for self-study. It adopts a very different approach from other Japanese language books-teaching you the underlying sentence structures and patterns of Japanese along with key vocabulary and phrases so you can attain basic fluency quickly. The emphasis is on acquiring a working knowledge of simple, everyday Japanese sentences.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the way Japanese is actually spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added for each dialogue along with the latest jargon for Internet, social media, cellphones and IT, and a bidirectional dictionary is included at the back.

Each self-contained lesson presents a simple four-step method:

Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with a few simple sentences. Key vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the free CD-ROM in the book.

Step 2: Communication Notes: A detailed discussion of each sentence follows, to assist you in understanding the underlying structure and how to form new sentences based on the same pattern.

Step 3: Everyday Conversations: Authentic dialogues with manga illustrations and native-speaker recordings show you how people communicate naturally in Japan today through simple, everyday interactions.

Step 4: Exercises: Several sets of easy exercises help reinforce your understanding of the key points presented in the lesson and review what you have learned so you can move on to the next lesson.
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Easy Japanese Step by Step 3rd Edition

Easy Japanese Step by Step 3rd Edition

Gene Nishi

$27.95
Build your knowledge of Japanese one step at a time! Learning how to speak Japanese is easy with this accessible guide. Using a clear, step-by-step approach, Easy Japanese: Step-by-Step teaches you how to construct simple as well as complex Japanese sentences. This updated edition includes audio recordings, available online and via app, that provide you with helpful pronunciation guidance. In addition to the recordings, an array of innovative features such as flow charts and flashcards make this method the easiest, most efficient way for you to learn to speak and read formal Japanese-the Japanese spoken by educated adults both socially and professionally. Easy Japanese Step-by-Step features: *New: extensive audio recordings and flashcards, available via the McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app*A building-block approach based on five sentence patterns *Flow charts to simplify verb conjugations and derivations *Kanji and kana characters vertically aligned with romaji accent symbols*Key points compared with English to make understanding concepts easier
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Japanese Kanji and Kana Workbook: A Self-Study Workbook for Learning Japanese Ch

Japanese Kanji and Kana Workbook: A Self-Study Workbook for Learning Japanese Ch

Wolfgang Hadamitzky ,  Mark Spahn

$24.99
Japanese Kanji and Kana Workbook offers a systematic approach to learning Japanese characters. It is designed to be used with the best-selling Japanese Kanji & Kana: A Guide to the Japanese Writing System.

Presenting all 92 Hiragana and Katakana and 617 high frequency Kanji characters, this character workbook teaches you how to write the Kanji and Kana neatly and correctly. Included for each character are the Japanese and Chinese readings, stroke order writing guides, English meanings, vocabulary, radicals, and ample space for writing practice. This valuable Japanese language book also includes an introduction explaining how to begin learning the Japanese writing system and two Kanji indexes-one by radicals, the other by readings.

The 617 kanji characters provided cover all Kanji required to take the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam and the JLPT levels N5, N4 and N3.
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Tokyo Pop-Up Book: A Comic Adventure with Neko the Cat

Tokyo Pop-Up Book: A Comic Adventure with Neko the Cat

Sam Ita

$29.99
Age range 4 to 8 This adventurous pop-up book for kids whisks you on a whirlwind tour of Tokyo's most famous landmarks!

Tokyo Pop-Up Book cleverly pairs cultural and geographical information with artful paper engineering and an exciting storyline. Follow Chico, a 13-year-old shutterbug, and his mischievous cat Neko as they travel to the world's largest city. It doesn't take long for things to go off course when Neko decides to do some sightseeing on her own! As the pair travels the twists and turns of Tokyo, they pass through unique sites, each with an action pop-up to discover:

Asakusa Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple where their adventure begins The thriving shopping district above Akihabara Station A stadium where a rousing Sumo match is in progress Shinjuku Station, where riders are packed into trains by professional pushers The imposing Tokyo Skytree tower, the tallest structure in Japan, where poor Neko has a dizzying close call The base of iconic Mt. Fuji, where the adventure has its happy conclusion
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Yonde Kaite (Revised) Teachers Book 1-3 Primary Japanese Resource Book

Yonde Kaite (Revised) Teachers Book 1-3 Primary Japanese Resource Book

Anne Rajakumar

$24.95
This revised series provides a comprehensive Japanese language and literacy course for primary students that has been trialled and refined in the primary classroom over many years. The series supports the Years K-6 sequence and the Year 7 (entry) level of the Australian Curriculum for Japanese, and has fostered the learning of Japanese in Australia for 20 years. Each book contains lessons for language, extension language, writing, revision and assessment. With striking new manga-style illustrations and a clear, vibrant layout, the Yonde Kaite series continues to be the go-to Japanese-learning resource for Australian primary students and teachers. All six books can also be purchased separately. The Teacher's Resource Book features activities, games, songs, classroom labels and award certificates, wordlists for each lesson, culture worksheets, hiragana pronunciation guides and year-long lesson planners.
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Yonde Kaite (Revised) Teachers Book 4 Primary Japanese Resource Book

Yonde Kaite (Revised) Teachers Book 4 Primary Japanese Resource Book

Anne Rajakumar

$24.95
This revised series provides a comprehensive Japanese language and literacy course for primary students that has been trialled and refined in the primary classroom over many years. The series supports the Years K-6 sequence and the Year 7 (entry) level of the Australian Curriculum for Japanese, and has fostered the learning of Japanese in Australia for 20 years. Each book contains lessons for language, extension language, writing, revision and assessment. With striking new manga-style illustrations and a clear, vibrant layout, the Yonde Kaite series continues to be the go-to Japanese-learning resource for Australian primary students and teachers. All six books can also be purchased separately. The Teacher's Resource Book features activities, games, songs, classroom labels and award certificates, wordlists for each lesson, culture worksheets, hiragana pronunciation guides and year-long lesson planners.
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Yonde Kaite (Revised) Teachers Book 5 Primary Japanese Resource Book

Yonde Kaite (Revised) Teachers Book 5 Primary Japanese Resource Book

Anne Rajakumar

$24.95
This revised series provides a comprehensive Japanese language and literacy course for primary students that has been trialled and refined in the primary classroom over many years. The series supports the Years K-6 sequence and the Year 7 (entry) level of the Australian Curriculum for Japanese, and has fostered the learning of Japanese in Australia for 20 years. Each book contains lessons for language, extension language, writing, revision and assessment. With striking new manga-style illustrations and a clear, vibrant layout, the Yonde Kaite series continues to be the go-to Japanese-learning resource for Australian primary students and teachers. All six books can also be purchased separately. The Teacher's Resource Book features activities, games, songs, classroom labels and award certificates, wordlists for each lesson, culture worksheets, hiragana pronunciation guides and year-long lesson planners.
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Out of this World Paper Airplanes by Guinness World Records Holder Takuo Toda

Out of this World Paper Airplanes by Guinness World Records Holder Takuo Toda

Takuo Toda ,  Andrew Dewar ,  Kostya Vints

$19.99
Paper airplane aficionados watched in awe when Takuo Toda launched his Zero Fighter and set the current Guinness World Record for longest flight duration. This landmark kit marks the first time this celebrity paper airplane designer's models have been published outside of Japan-and his fans have been waiting! Toda is a legend with his own museum, where he exhibits his more than 700 original airplane and spaceship designs-including many award-winners. In this airplane kit, Toda shares his 12 best designs, including his Zero Fighter and three signature space shuttles. These high-performance papers have folding lines already printed on them, so they are easy to fold. No glue or other materials are needed-everything is right in the box! The accompanying 64-page full-color book presents the full history of Toda's work as well as simple step-by-step instructions and flying tips. The 12 models in this kit include: The Stag Beetle, The Shooter, The Icarus, The Jupiter space shuttle and the world-record holding Zero Fighter!
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