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Genki, Level 2, 2nd Ed., Textbook

Genki, Level 2, 2nd Ed., Textbook

An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
2nd Edition
by Eri Banno, Yoko Ikeda, Yutaka Ohno, Chikako Shinagawa, Kyoko Tokashiki
ISBN:
9784789014434
$63.99
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 eleven lessons in the Genki Level 2 Textbook pick up where Level 1 leaves off, covering situations and subjects relating to daily life, such as looking for a part-time job, college life, a trip to Nagano, and shopping. The Conversation & Grammar and Reading & Writing sections offer a variety of stimulating, challenging exercises and easy-to-follow examples. As in Level 1, 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 2 Textbook includes 170 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: 
385pp
Illustrations: 
B/W Illustrations and Photography
Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Conversation & Grammar
    • Lesson 13: Looking for a Part-time Job
    • Lesson 14: Valentine's Day
    • Lesson 15: A Trip to Nagano
    • Lesson 16: Lost and Found
    • Lesson 17: Grumble and Gossip
    • Lesson 18: John's Part-time Job
    • Lesson 19: Meeting the Boss
    • Lesson 20: Mary's Shopping
    • Lesson 21: Burglar
    • Lesson 22: Education in Japan
    • Lesson 23: Goodbye
  • Reading & Writing
    • Interesting Experiences in Japan
    • Personal Advice Column
    • My Favorite Place
    • The Manga Doraemon
    • Yoko Ono
    • College Life
    • Letters and E-mails
    • A Cat's Plate
    • Unlucky Ages
    • Tomomi's Diary
    • What Does This Face Mean?
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.