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Genki, Level 1, 2nd Ed., Textbook

Genki, Level 1, 2nd Ed., Textbook

An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
2nd Edition
by Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda, Yutaka Ohno, Chikako Shinagawa, Kyoko Tokashiki
ISBN:
9784789014403
$59.99
Description

Jump into learning Japanese with Genki! This comprehensive textbook series gives beginning college and adult learners a solid grounding in all four language skill areas. Easy-to-follow grammar explanations help students learn independently, and illustrated exercises and group activities enliven classroom instruction. 

The twelve lessons in the Genki Level 1 Textbook cover situations and subjects relating to daily life, following the high times (vacations, planning a first date, and eating out) and the low (going to the doctor and getting stood up on the first date!). The Conversation & Grammar and Reading & Writing sections offer a variety of stimulating, challenging exercises and easy-to-follow examples. Culture Notes in each lesson provide intriguing insights into Japanese culture and everyday life, shedding light on the "why" of Japanese language and grammar.

The Level 1 Textbook includes 145 kanji, comprehensive Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese indices, and frequently used vocabulary, expressions, and grammar, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.

Specs

Publisher: 
The Japan Times
Publication Date: 
2011
Trim Size: 
257 x 182
Format: 
Paperback w/ Audio CD
Pages: 
382pp
Illustrations: 
B/W Illustrations and Photography
Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Japanese Writing System
  • Conversation & Grammar Section
    • Greetings
    • Lesson 1: New Friends
    • Lesson 2: Shopping
    • Lesson 3: Making a Date
    • Lesson 4: The First Date
    • Lesson 5: A Trip to Okinawa
    • Lesson 6: A Day in Robert's Life
    • Lesson 7: Family Picture
    • Lesson 8: Barbecue
    • Lesson 9: Kabuki
    • Lesson 10: Winter Vacation Plans
    • Lesson 11: After the Vacation
    • Lesson 12: Feeling Ill
  • Reading & Writing Section
    • Hiragana
    • Katakana
    • Daily Life
    • Mary's Weekend
    • Travel
    • My Favorite Restaurant
    • Mary's Letter
    • Japanese Office Workers
    • Sue's Diary
    • The Folktale Kasajizo
    • Looking for Friends
    • Tanabata Festival
About the Series

Jump into learning Japanese with Genki, the most popular college Japanese textbook in the United States!* This comprehensive textbook series gives beginning college and adult learners a solid grounding in all four language skill areas. Easy-to-follow grammar explanations help students learn independently, and illustrated exercises and group activities enliven classroom instruction. 

Dialogues revolve around the lives of foreign students living in Japan, presenting relatable scenes that students are likely to face in their daily lives. Culture Notes in each lesson provide intriguing insights into Japanese culture and everyday life, covering topics such as kinship terms, public transportation, and more.

Workbooks and audio CDs offer additional opportunities for practice. The Picture Card CD-Roms provide visual support for the vocabulary in Genki.

*Japan Foundation Survey, 2015.

About the Author(s)

Eri Banno is a professor at Okayama University, and has previously taught Japanese at Nanzan University and Kansai Gaidai University. She earned a doctorate in Education from Temple University. 

Yoko Sakane (née Ikeda) is a professor at Ibaraki University, and has previously taught Japanese at Eastern New Mexico University, Pennsylvania State University, and Kansai Gaidai University. She earned a M.A. in Comparative Literature from Pennsylvania State University. She is also a co-author of Kanji Look and Learn.

Yutaka Ohno is a professor at Ritsumeikan University’s Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science (LEIS), and has previously taught Japanese at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kansai Gaidai University, and Nagoya University. He earned his M.A. in linguistics at Sophia University, and enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Chikako Shinagawa teaches Japanese at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has previously taught Japanese at the University of California, Irvine, and Kansai Gaidai University. She earned her M.A. in Japanese at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Kyoko Tokashiki is a professor at Kansai Gaidai University, and has previously taught Japanese at Connecticut College and Ohio State University. She graduated from Kansai Gaidai University and earned her M.A. in Japanese Linguistics at Ohio State University. 

Professors Banno, Sakane, Shinagawa, and Tokashiki are also the co-authors of Kanji Look and Learn, published by the Japan Times.