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Book Description

March 16 2007
Drawing on their experience in American classrooms, authors Peterson and Omizo have answered a long-standing need with this user-friendly but comprehensive series, which has won praise from students and teachers alike.

Widely adopted due to its effectiveness, Adventures in Japanese is used in school systems across the nation including New York City, Sacramento, Cincinnati, Chicago, Boston, Anchorage, Seattle, San Francisco, Long Beach, Virginia Beach, Honolulu, Broward County, FL, Torrance, CA, and many others. In addition, Volumes 1 and 2 have been placed on the State of California’s list of Japanese language programs approved for legal compliance.

Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are equally stressed, and the series is designed to stimulate an interest in Japanese culture as well as in the language. Culturally related activities and topics, from making onigiri (riceballs) to learning Japanese songs to understanding the educational system in Japan, enrich students’ learning.

Activities and projects that can be built around the series’ units are limitless, and allow teachers to integrate National Foreign Language standards in communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities with ease.

In Volume 4, the focus is on "the Japanese soul": the social and cultural forces that influence the ways of the Japanese. Students examine such wide-ranging topics as keigo (honorifics), the World War II Japanese experience, and the cultural art of the tea ceremony. By the end of Volume 4, students will have learned 340 kanji.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Cheng & Tsui; 3 Tch edition (March 16 2007)
  • Language: Japanese
  • ISBN-10: 0887275761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887275760
  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 20.8 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,215,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good classroom textbook Oct. 9 2010
By I. K. Sakurada - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a Japanese native and tutoring and teaching Japanese language privately last 5 years. I recently purchased this textbook and workbook for one of my students who want to prepare for AP Japanese test in the future. This book is for classroom use which requires "a instructor". Not self-learning material. Explanation of grammar is very clear to English speaking students. Cultural information is accurate and enticing.
Many group activities for classroom use are included in the textbook.

I prefer using "Minna no Nihongo" for those who want to learn practical dialogue base Japanese ( in business level).

For intermediate level students who tend to struggle to advance, I recommend Doraemon no Dokodemo Nihongo.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars its fun enough April 26 2009
By Katherine - Published on Amazon.com
well i first got this book when i was in high school.. i found it to be entertaining and the pictures helped to cement the vocab.. however this book has WAY too many classroom vocabulary.. plus some of the activities are for groups..

so its tough for a home learner unless you have someone else doing it with you..

one of the nice things is that it starts out with romaji then works its way until all pronunciation guides are in kana and then it introduces some basic kanji by the end..

all and all not bad
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Workbook! June 28 2013
By Christy Vong - Published on Amazon.com
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Used it, loved it! Been using this workbook since the beginning of my Japanese studies and nothing can beat it! Easy to use side-by-side with the textbook!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps with Right to Left writing orientation Jan. 9 2013
By AH - Published on Amazon.com
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Although I am taking it for class, this as a supplement helped ALOT. You learn new words and also learn to write bigger and correctly by tracing..
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and useful book for learning Nihongo Oct. 3 2010
By Hmph - Published on Amazon.com
We used this textbook series in our high school Japanese class. They were an excellent resource in our classroom. The vocabulary and grammar lessons were easy to follow, and the illustrations were pretty funny. It's been a few years, and now my Japanese skills have been wearing away, but if you continue this series and study hard, you will be very good at Japanese. And I would agree with the reviewers who said that you can use this to teach yourself Japanese...provided that you are motivated to learn the language and have a friend you can talk to and write to for practice.

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