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Mirai, Stage 1, Course Book

Mirai, Stage 1, Course Book

by Meg Evans, Yoko Masano, Setsuko Taniguchi
ISBN:
9780733904257
Description

The Mirai Stage 1 Course Book is a high-energy, full-color textbook that offers a fun but challenging approach to learning the Japanese language. This book represents the first stage of study for beginning learners of Japanese.

Written for a mixed-ability classroom, Mirai features clear explanations of language structures, idiomatic expressions and appropriate language use. The 9 units focus on everyday situational topics such as introducing yourself and others, school life, and telling time. Each of the three parts contain three units and begin with a Learning Outcomes section that helps to focus the lesson.  The I’ve Got It! section at the end of each part gives students a sense of accomplishment. Each unit comprises an Explanation Corner that explains key concepts and expressions, group and individual activities, study hints, information on Japan, hiragana practice, and much more. Comics, music, and games support learning along the way. Authentic photos and maps are also presented in context so that students gain an appreciation of Japanese culture and language.

Stage 1 uses a unique color overlay sheet to encourage students to read hiragana even when romaji is provided. Directions and explanations use a balance of English and Japanese to help students tackle activities with confidence!

Specs

Publisher: 
Pearson Australia/Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
1996
Trim Size: 
8.5×11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
191pp
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Japanese Writing
  • Australia's Japanese Connections
  • Part 1: Getting to Know You
    • Unit 1: How do you do?
    • Unit 2: How old are you?
    • Unit 3: Where do you live?
  • Part 2: School
    • Unit 4: What grade are you in?
    • Unit 5: Science is interesting
    • Unit 6: Look at this, sensei!
  • Part 3: Sports and Leisure
    • Unit 7: The match starts at 8 o'clock
    • Unit 8: Where are you going?
    • Unit 9: Let's go by plane!

 

About the Series

Mirai is a six-stage, full-color, user-friendly course, with a fun and engaging approach to the Japanese language that appeals to students and teachers alike.

The approach is communicative, with an emphasis on natural language. Mirai features clear explanations of language structures, idiomatic expressions and appropriate language use. Authentic photos and maps are presented in context so that students gain an appreciation of Japanese language and culture. Throughout the series, students follow the daily adventures of various cartoon characters, two real-life teenagers living in Japan, and even a pop band.

Perfect for grades 6-12, each stage of Mirai includes a Course Book, Activity Book, Teacher’s Book, and audio CDs or cassettes. The 2nd Edition of Stages 5 and 6 includes a greater range and diversity of exercises, rerecorded audio CDs, revised topics to align with learning goals, and an expanded Teacher’s Book.