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Japanese for Busy People Course 2: 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.

This new edition of the classic second volume will enable learners to make an unprecedented smooth transition from mid-beginner-level to intermediate-level Japanese. Picking up where Japanese for Busy People I left off, the text goes beyond survival Japanese, turning to the basics of Japanese syntax. Topics covered include plain forms of verbs and adjectives; compound sentences; modifying, terminal ("when"), and conditional ("if") clauses; clauses; potential and volitional forms; and direct and indirect quotation. By the end of the book, learners will have acquired through a series of concise grammatical explanations and extensive speaking and listening exercises a command of Japanese that will enable them to carry on a variety of daily conversations.

Japanese for Busy People II: Revised 3rd Edition features:
A free CD containing 47 minutes of listening practice based on 94 dialogues introduced in the book
160 kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese), with ample space to practice writing them
Over 350 illustrations to make the learning process both fun and effective
17 reading tasks
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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