Intermediate Japanese is a complete Japanese self-study textbook and language learning package for intermediate learners who want to become fluent in the Japanese language and have fun while doing it! In the new intermediate level installation of this highly-acclaimed series, continue to learn Japanese with an engaging storyline (a time travel adventure!) that unfolds as you learn, keeping things interesting and adding the motivation needed to master new material. The emphasis is on real-life situations drawn from contemporary Japanese culture, and authentic written, visual and oral elements are embedded in the lessons. In this new volume of manga-style illustrated, Kiara and her friends Ben and Kenichi continue their adventures with Tomo's time machine. Their encounters with Japanese historic figures and traditional Japanese culture are brought to life through the use of realistic dialogues, images, and audio and activity files. Another unique aspect of the book is its progressive approach to the study of Japanese kanji. As the basic building blocks of Japanese communication, kanji characters are emphasized here more than in other textbooks and are taught as an integral part of learning Japanese spoken vocabulary, rather than separately. By the end of this book, learners will have mastered 150 additional kanji, for a cumulative total of 300 kanji in the series enough to match the requirements of the AP Japanese Exam. Intermediate Japanese is accompanied by an audio disc tailored to the lessons and free web-based multimedia resources with additional learning materials, exercises, games, and tips. (A workbook with corresponding one-of-a-kind practice activities is available separately from Tuttle.) Thanks to the engaging design of the text and active bonus materials, independent learners and classroom students alike will find Intermediate Japanese an accessible and enjoyable way to master their continuing study of the Japanese language.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 1814 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm
"One of the newer textbooks in the intermediate space, and a little more lively perhaps than the integrated approach." -Japanesestudent.info
"Last year, I discovered the Beginning and Intermediate Japanese series by Kluemper. I changed textbooks immediately after experimenting with it for a week." -Kyler Jackson, Japanese Teacher, Thomas Jefferson High School