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Mirai, Stage 1 Course Book

Mirai, Stage 1 Course Book

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 starts 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. Chapters focus on everyday situational topics such as introducing yourself and others, school life, and telling the time. The three “parts” to the textbook, each with three units, begin with a “Learning Outcomes” section that helps to focus the lesson and an “I’ve Got it!” section at the end gives students a sense of accomplishment. The units include: 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 accompany learning along the way. Authentic and up-to-date photos and maps are also presented in context so that students gain an appreciation of Japanese culture as well as language.

Stage 1 uses a unique color overlay sheet to encourage students to read hiragana even when romaji is provided. A totally romaji-free version is also available. Directions and explanations feature a balance of English and Japanese to encourage tackling activities with confidence!

Specs

Publisher: 
Pearson Australia/Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
1996
Trim Size: 
8.5×11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
191pp
About the Series

Mirai, a California state-adopted series, is a six-stage, full-color, user-friendly course, with a fun and engaging approach to the Japanese language that will appeal 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 and up-to-date 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 music 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 second edition of Stages 5 and 6 includes a greater range and diversity of exercises, improved audio CDs, revised topics to align with learning goals, and an expanded teacher’s book.