Once you can recognize the kanji after studying Volume 1, you'll need to learn how to pronounce and read them, too.
This volume is extremely helpful to learn the "on-yomi," i.e., the Sinitic pronunciations of the characters. But not only that, the author also gives us several good hints on how to remember the native Japanese "kun-yomi" as well.
I recommend this book to all my intermediate level students, especially those who come from the Chinese and Korean background because all they need to do is to reorient their native language knowledge into the Japanese-type pronunciation. But then again, non-East Asian learners of Japanese will also find this book very helpful - they just… Read more