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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Elementary Japanese Volume One: This is an extensive beginning level Japanese textbook and language learning program. Elementary Japanese is designed for students who are just beginning their study of Japanese at the first—: The author and contributors have created a highly hasehawa approach to leaning Japanese that is based on learning the fundamental patters and con This is an extensive beginning level Japanese textbook and language learning program.
The author and contributors have created a highly structured approach to leaning Japanese that is based on learning the fundamental patters and constructions of the language as well as the writing system including basic kanji. Systematic grammatical explanations are provided in enough detail for this book to be used as a reference work as well as an introductory textbook.
Elementary Japanese : Volume 1
The accompanying MP3 audio CD ensures correct pronunciation and helps to build listening comprehension. After completing this course, you will be able to: Hardcoverpages.
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Lists with This Book. Jun 30, Scharfrichter rated it liked it Shelves: Despite authors stating on the cover of the book that it is good for self-study, it is actually not.
It also did not explain Japanese sentence structure well enough. It feels like the book is more a supplementary text for those who study Japanese Despite authors stating on the cover of the book that it is good for self-study, it is actually not.
It feels like the book is more a supplementary text for those who study Japanese in class. Many exercises are meant for a group doing them together and even if you do them alone, there’s no way to check your answers. If you’re studying Japanese alone, do not buy this book!!! Find something else or go to school. Oct 23, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: I didn’t finish this hasegxwa. It had a lot of useful information, but I felt it would be more useful in a classroom setting with a teacher.
I didn’t find it helpful for self-study. Feb 13, Leng Diana rated it it was amazing. This is good to study Japanese! May 24, Jamie Bitzenhofer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am elementarg studying using this book and book two of the series. This book is excellent for the student who is self studying, because all of the grammar an vocabulary are explained thoroughly. There is very little left up to the student to try to figure out; and though the exercises are designed for use in a classroom, they can be easily adapted.
Additionally, this book is all-in-one in that it offers dialogues, cultural notes, grammar, vocabulary, and kanji japanwse one volume. It also comes with a CD I am self studying using this book and book two of the series. It also comes with a CD that contains the readings, pronunciation of all the vocabulary, and additional exercises.
This book is not for someone who is casual about learning the language. It is more grammar-centric than books that are focused on conversational Japanese like the Japanese for Busy People series. Also, it starts teaching kanji relatively early.
In addition, kanji is only given iapanese a pronunciation guideline one time for each different pronunciation of the kanji, from then on out it is up to the student to remember the correct pronunciation or to look it up. Looking it up is aided by extensive appendices. Nevertheless, this book offers far less hand holding than ones that put furigana over every kanji. Having said this, it think that this has helped me greatly in my reading because it has forced me to actually learn the kanji even if the process japanexe a little slower than it would be with another book.
The only reason I would consider docking this from being a five star review comes down to hiragana, katakana, and some minor formatting and editing issues. The first two chapters, where you learn hiragana and katakana, are useful for pronunciation, but don’t help you to actually learn to write the characters this is not true of the kanji, where all aspects are addressed.
This makes it necessary to use an outside source. Sources can be readily found for free online or elsewhere, but it still is a minor shortcoming of the book.
Also, the book is sturdy, relatively easy to use, and the information is stellar, but the paper quality, formatting and illustrations are not up to the quality of the actual information. Also, there are a few typos and slightly awkward sentences. This is likely due to the fact that this was published by a smaller press that doesn’t have the same budget as a major textbook publisher. Don’t let these issues things deter you though, this is a great tool to have to begin learning Japanese. Aug 16, Olivia added it Shelves: Conner rated it it was ok Dec 06, Apr 26, Jacia rated it really liked it.
While I found this to be a good companion, it didn’t teach me a self-learner in depth very much, probably leaving it up to the teacher to do so. I ended up using youtube videos and Japanese forums outside of this coursebook to actually be able to understand what it wanted from me.
I also found the way they introduced things to be a little backwards such as doing phrases before learning hiragana, though I can see why that’d be alright in a classroom as they want you chatting and all that. Ove While I found elementaryy to be a good companion, it didn’t teach me a self-learner in depth very much, probably leaving it up to the teacher to do so.
Overall, pretty useful in telling me what exactly to look up, though not good enough by itself for even basic level beginners like me. Kevin rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Warren Peery rated it liked it Jul 08, Michael Huang rated it really liked it Japaanese 10, Derek Schemonitz rated it really liked it Jun 22, Qubitng rated it really liked it Mar 11, Ashley rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Angelina Aldridge rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Katie rated it really liked it Feb 16, Kankan rated it really liked it Oct 11, Jessica rated it really liked it Apr 29, Giao rated it iapanese was amazing May 03, Brandon rated it did not like it Nov 04, Kristine rated it liked it May 08, Holly rated it really liked it Oct 25, Joyce Anne rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Zhang Lindsay rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Kristy Marie Roeder rated it really liked it Oct 22, Egg Head rated it really liked it Nov 07, Vanessa Ogbuehi rated it it was amazing May 29, Joseph added it Sep 21, Korye Nelson marked it as to-read Jun 04, Darkangl added it Jul 23, Craig Maloney added it Apr 06, Caleb is currently reading it Apr 24, Xinying marked it as to-read Jun 05, Giles Anderson marked it elemetnary to-read Aug 12, Luc marked it as to-read Dec 06, Kathinga Nap marked it as to-read Feb 25, Jay Bird added hasgawa Jun 26, Makoto added it Sep 12, Maddie Hatter added it Feb 27, Remu-desu marked it as to-read May 27, Amna Alfoudari added it May 29, Skye Walker marked it eleemntary to-read Jun 02, Rasheed Troupe marked it as to-read Jun 26,