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Mirai, Stage 2, Course Book

Mirai, Stage 2, Course Book

by Meg Evans, Yoko Masano, Setsuko Taniguchi, Miwa Groves-Moriwaki
ISBN:
9780733909290
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. 

Written for a mixed-ability classroom, Mirai features clear explanations of language structures, idiomatic expressions and appropriate language use. The 10 units focus on everyday situational topics such as family, animals, hobbies, and festivals. Each of the four parts, comprising ten units in total, begins 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.

In Stage 2, students learn the entire katakana syllabary with an average of eight katakana and two or three kanji introduced per lesson. As students should know hiragana from Stage 1, romaji only appears under new katakana syllables.

Specs

Publisher: 
Longman Australia
Publication Date: 
1999
Trim Size: 
8.5×11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
168pp
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Katakana
  • Part 1: Fantastic Families
    • Unit 1: Dad is a stuntman
    • Unit 2: He works at Movie World
    • Unit 3: Masashi's grandma likes parachuting
  • Part 2: Animals are Friends Too
    • Unit 4: Masashi's house is interesting
    • Unit 5: Snakes like frogs too
    • Unit 6: What's in the hole?
  • Part 3: Let's Have Fun
    • Unit 7: I want to go skiing
    • Unit 8: The wasabi is very hot!
    • Unit 9: How much is that red bag?
  • Part 4: Cultural Festival
    • Unit 10: What shall we do?
  • Vocabulary Index
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.