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Genki, Level 2, 1st Ed., Textbook

Genki, Level 2, 1st Ed., Textbook

An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
by Eru Banno, Yoko Ikeda, Yutaka Ohno, Chikako Shinagawa, Kyoko Tokashiki
ISBN:
9784789009829
$53.99
Description

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Genki is a highly acclaimed series of integrated resources for learning elementary Japanese through a well-balanced approach to all four language skill areas—speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Divided into two volumes, the 23 lessons of Genki introduce students to a wide range of elementary grammar points, nearly 300 kanji, and approximately 1,100 vocabulary terms. Genki also incorporates many words and expressions that are closely tied to students’ everyday lives, and provides abundant communicative practice. Genki is designed to make it easier for instructors to prepare student-centered lessons that are as fun as they are effective—another reason why Genki is the most popular college Japanese textbook in the United States!*

*Japan Foundation Survey, 2015

Specs

Publisher: 
The Japan Times
Publication Date: 
2005
Trim Size: 
257 x 182
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
372pp
Illustrations: 
B/W Illustrations and Photography
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.