Genki, Level 2 Textbook, 2nd Edition

Genki, Level 2 Textbook, 2nd Edition

An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese

The Genki, Level 2 textbook continues learning for beginning students where Level 1 left off and furthers their education and practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Audio CDs are included in the second edition.

Eleven lessons cover situations and subjects relating to daily life such as looking for a part-time job, college life, a trip to Nagano, and shopping. Students will appreciate the functional situations and frequent introduction of colloquialisms that immediately give a taste of the living language. “Dialogue and Grammar” and “Reading and Writing” sections in the textbook contain a variety of stimulating, challenging exercises and easy to follow examples. This Level 2 also emphasizes reading comprehension and introduces writing composition. As in Level 1, the text is full of cultural notes that teach students the “why”, not just “how”, of Japanese language and grammar.

Level 2 includes about 170 kanji, comprehensive Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese indices, and the most frequently used vocabulary, expressions, and grammar, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.


Transition Notes:

If you're used to using the first edition, please see the following website, which lists the major changes between the first and second editions: The New Genki


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257 x 182
Paperback w/ Audio CD
B/W Illustrations and Photography
About the Series

Genki offers beginning college and adult learners a solid grounding in the four language skills, with an emphasis on listening and speaking.  Now in a second edition, easy-to-understand grammar explanations, illustrated exercises, and everyday life scenes are the hallmarks of the Genki series.  Textbook examples of Japanese dialogue and grammar point are easy to read and understand and Genki presents the most frequently used vocabulary, expressions, and grammar in Japanese, giving students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their daily lives.  

Workbooks and audio CDs provide numerous practice opportunities that correspond with the Genk itextbook.  The Picture Card CD-Rom supports Genki's list of vocabulary.