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Japanese for Busy People Course 3: Kana Textbook (Revised 3rd Ed)

In the 22 years since its publication, Japanese for Busy People has won acclaim worldwide as an effective, easy-to-understand textbook, either for classroom use or for independent study. Now, in its first revision in more than a decade, the series is being redesigned, updated, and consolidated to meet the needs of today's students and businesspeople who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time.

With Japanese for Busy People III: Revised 3rd Edition, students will learn all the grammar necessary for initiating, carrying out, and concluding daily conversations, in both casual and business settings. The book introduces a range of sentence patterns for expressing suppositions, impressions, and beliefs; indicating cause, reason, or purpose; describing changes; making suggestions; stating decisions or intentions; and for apologizing and making excuses.

In addition, it teaches passive, causative, and causativepassive constructions; honorific and humble speech; and special expressions for the giving and receiving of objects and services.

This textbook includes:
A free CD containing 73 minutes of listening practice based on 126 dialogues introduced in the book
150 kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese), with ample space to practice writing them
Over 120 illustrations to make the learning process both fun and effective
16 reading exercises
Quizzes that allow learners to test their understanding
Usage, culture, and style notes

Written by the Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT).

 

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