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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 Online Textbook

Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 Online Textbook

4th Edition
by Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo
ISBN:
9781622910779
$59.99
Description

The Adventures in Japanese Volume 1 Online Textbook is an identical, digital alternative to the print version. This online textbook subscription is valid for 12 months, starting from the date of activation. Please note that, as this is an online textbook, it is not available for download. Internet access is necessary to use this product.

Explore the rich world of Japanese language and culture with the perenially best-selling textbook series Adventures in Japanese, now updated in the 4th Edition for today's classrooms. The three-volume series gives novice students a strong command of Japanese through targeted emphasis on the four language skills, while sustaining their interest with full-color manga dialogues and fun activities and projects.

The Adventures in Japanese Volume 1 Textbook is designed for high school students with no prior knowledge of Japanese, and places a strong emphasis on building conversational skills. Volume 1 covers topics that are relevant to teenagers' daily lives, such as school, family, hobbies, and shopping. New to the 4th Edition, a special introductory lesson provides a thorough explanation of Japanese pronunciation, as well as hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

Features

  • Full-color design with up-to-date content aligned with ACTFL World-Readiness Standards, Common Core, and 21st Century Skills
  • Contemporary photos and fun manga dialogues
  • Recycling of key grammar structures and vocabulary
  • A rich variety of communicative activities that gauge students' understanding and encourage interpersonal communication
  • Authentic materials for real-world reading practice
  • Free audio downloads and additional resources on the companion website

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Format: 
Online Textbook Subscription
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
    • Hiragana
    • Katakana
    • Kanji
    • Japanese Pronunciation
  • Lesson 1: Hello!
  • Lesson 2: Japanese Classroom
  • Lesson 3: Family
  • Lesson 4: Everday Life
  • Lesson 5: Hobbies
  • Lesson 6: Characteristics
  • Lesson 7: Saturday
  • Lesson 8: School
  • Lesson 9: School Subjects
  • Lesson 10: How are you?
  • Lesson 11: Shopping
  • Lesson 12: Lunch Time
Reviews

"Students really responded to the full color manga dialogues. My school district loved seeing a Japanese textbook in hard cover. I really appreciated how the exercises and activities contributed to my students' communicative competence. The 4th Edition really does have something for everyone!"

— Nicholas Sturtevant, Silver Creek HS, CA

"We use AIJ levels 1 to 3 for all of our Japanese courses. We highly recommend the AIJ series as it maximizes our students' learning of Japanese language and culture. The AIJ series covers the topics and concepts of IB and AP very well.  The series also conveys the important message of being a peace builder and responsible global citizen. Lots of authentic resources and culture notes help students connect with real life situations. The Workbook exercises add a degree of difficulty that tests deeper understanding of the material. The speakers in the listening exercises speak according to the level, which helps students become accustomed to understanding Japanese speaking. There is sufficient support material for both teachers and students to reinforce skills and knowledge."

— Akiko Taira, Japanese Language Department Chair at Island Pacific Academy
About the Series

Explore the rich world of Japanese language and culture with the perenially best-selling textbook series Adventures in Japanese, now updated in the 4th Edition for today's classrooms. The three-volume series gives novice students a strong command of Japanese through targeted emphasis on the four language skills, while sustaining their interest with full-color manga dialogues and fun activities and projects.

With dialogues that follow a cast of American high school students as they learn Japanese, the lessons in all three volumes draw from topics that are appealing and relevant to teenagers. Volumes 1 & 2 deal with different themes of daily life, such as school, shopping, family, and hobbies, while Volume 3 has a more global and socially minded focus.

A rich variety of communicative activities gauge students’ comprehension and allow them to apply new skills immediately. Pair and group activities encourage interpersonal communication, and authentic reading exercises are presented in real-life, relevant contexts. Activities are aligned with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards (5Cs), Common Core, and 21st Century Skills. Extensive hiragana, katakana, and kanji practice early on ensures students know how to write correctly using all three Japanese writing systems.

Culture Notes sprinkled throughout the texbook provide insights into the nuances of contemporary Japanese culture. At the end of each lesson, there is also a review section along with either a Project Corner, which could have students making origami or cooking Japanese rice cakes, or a Japanese Culture section that encourages students to research topics like Japanese New Year or the cost of living in Japan, keeping classroom instruction lively and fun. 

Companion Website

The student resources hosted on the companion website include textbook and workbook audio, flashcards, vocabulary lists, and additional review lessons and project corners. The teacher resources include audio for the tests, professional development materials, additional activities, and scope and sequence and correlations.

About the Author(s)

Series authors Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo, and Jan Asato are experienced classroom teachers from the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawai'i.