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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2, Workbook

Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2, Workbook

ISBN:
9780887274299
$31.99
Description

The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 2 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations and age-appropriate topics make learning effective and fun. Upon completing the exercises in this workbook, students will be able to recognize and write 121 kanji, express themselves in a Japanese speaking community, and discuss in Japanese the differences and similarities between American and Japanese high schools. This second-edition workbook is compatible with the third-edition textbook.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2005
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
210pp
Illustrations: 
B/W Line Drawings
Table of Contents

 

Adventures in Japanese 2: Workbook

L. 1

How Do You Do?

1

L. 2

Self-Introduction

15

L. 3

School Rules

31

L. 4

Driving

47

L. 5

Restaurant

59

L. 6

Illness

73

L. 7

Christmas and New Year's Day

89

L. 8

Review

105

L. 9

Part-time Job at a T-Shirt Store

115

L. 10

Basketball Game

127

L. 11

Japanese Folk Tale: Mouse Wedding

143

L. 12

Play

159

L. 13

Directions

163

L. 14

Sukiyaki

175

L. 15

Mother's Day

187

L. 16

Review

203

 

About the Series

This user-friendly and comprehensive series combines cultural activities with beginning-to-advanced language learning instruction that emphasizes proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Widely adopted across the nation, Adventures in Japanese is used in school systems from New York City to Honolulu, from Boston to Anchorage. Volume 1 gently but thoroughly introduces hiragana and katakana in order to acclimate students to the Japanese writing system. By the end of Volume 4, students will have learned 340 kanji. Culturally related activities and topics—from making onigiri (riceballs) to learning Japanese songs to understanding Japan’s educational system—enrich students’ learning while preparing them for the AP* Japanese exam. The flexibility of this series allows for endless activities and projects to be built around the lessons, and aids teachers in integrating the National Standards for Foreign Language Education’s “5Cs”: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

The Adventures in Japanese series stresses cultural comparison. Students are constantly exposed to Japanese customs and encouraged to compare Japanese culture with their own. A “Japanese Culture Corner” presents culture through a series of projects and activities that students can research and share with classmates. The “Fun Corner” adds to this element of cultural education with Japanese crafts and games like origami, making mochi, and karuta.

Volume 1

In Volume 1, students learn to talk about themselves (family, daily routines, school, inviting a friend over, etc.). The vocabulary allows beginners to immediately engage in basic conversation. Hiragana and katakana are introduced gradually, so students feel comfortable with the characters. Seventeen basic kanji are also introduced.

Volume 2

In Volume 2, students expand their horizons by learning to express themselves in a Japanese-speaking community. Romanization is no longer used, and at the completion of this level, students will have learned a total of 113 kanji. A useful list of previously introduced vocabulary and grammatical structures is included at the end of each lesson.

Volume 3

In Volume 3, students learn about Japan through the eyes of Ken, who spends a year studying in Japan and living with a host family. By the end of Volume 3, students will have learned a total of 219 kanji.

Volume 4

In Volume 4, the focus is on “the Japanese soul”: the social and cultural forces that influence the ways of the Japanese. Students examine such wide-ranging topics as keigo (honorifics), the World War II experience (for Japanese in Japan and Japanese-Americans in the U.S.), and the cultural art of the tea ceremony.

Series Dictionary

The Adventures in Japanese Dictionary contains Japanese-English and English-Japanese listings, a kanji list, a verb list by conjugation group, adjective lists, and adverb lists. Available independently for users of the second edition of Adventures in Japanese, it covers Volumes 1 through Volume 4 in the series (third edition textbooks include a cumulative glossary in the textbook itself or a separate dictionary packaged in).

For online study resources, discussion forums, and more, check out the Companion Website for Adventures in Japanese!

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.