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Mirai, Stage 2 Coursebook

Mirai, Stage 2 Coursebook

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

The Mirai, Stage 2 Course Book is a high-energy, full-color textbook that offers a fun but challenging approach to learning the Japanese language. This book continues the second 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 communicating with and about your family, friends, and pets. Each of the four “parts” to the textbook, for a total of ten units, begin with a “Learning Outcomes” section that helps to focus the lesson and an “I did 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, katakana practice, vocabulary lists, and much more. Comics 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.

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
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.