The Adventures in Japanese Level 1 Hiragana & Katakana Writing Workbook teaches students how to write hiragana and katakana, two of the basic Japanese syllabaries. Detachable flashcards on heavy stock paper are included. Widely adopted at junior and senior high schools across the U.S. because of its effectiveness, Adventures in Japanese is a user-friendly but comprehensive course that incorporates textbooks, student workbooks, kana workbooks and flashcards, teachers handbooks and audio CDs for a complete and enjoyable introduction to the Japanese language. The title of the series implies fun, and the books lively illustrations and vivid explanations make language learning enjoyable for students. Speaking, listening, reading and writing are equally stressed throughout, and Cultural Notes make important points about Japanese culture and language use. A Fun Corner--with various culturally related activities from making onigiri (riceballs) to learning Japanese songs--increases the sense of exploration and adventure, and a Japanese Culture Corner feature provides cultural topics for students to explore in depth and compare with their own culture.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.