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Mirai, Stage 3 & 4, Course Book

Mirai, Stage 3 & 4, Course Book

by Meg Evans, Yoko Masano, Setsuko Taniguchi, Miwa Groves-Moriwaki
ISBN:
9780733923371
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. It is flexibly designed to cover one or two years at the intermediate level, with a strong focus on natural language.

Written for a mixed-ability classroom, Mirai features clear explanations of language structures, idiomatic expressions and appropriate language use. Stage 3&4 follows the singing-sensation “The Bugs” on their 6-month tour of Japan. Students will learn how to shop, travel, order food, write letters, and even describe symptoms of illness in Japanese. The four parts of the textbook, comprising ten units in total,  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.

In Stage 3 & 4, a total of thirty-three kanji and eighteen compounds are introduced. Romaji is not present. 

Specs

Publisher: 
Longman Australia
Publication Date: 
2001
Trim Size: 
8.5×11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
177pp
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.