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Japanese for Busy People III: Kana Text (Japanese for Busy People Series) [Paperback]

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How can the Japanese for Busy People series help you learn Japanese?
Japanese for Busy People is, as the title suggests, a concise course for 'busy' students who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. Three main texts-Japanese for Busy People I, Japanese for Busy People II, and Japanese for Busy People Ill-with related workbooks, cassette tapes, CDs, teacher's manuals, and videos make up this fully integrated three-level series. At each level, enough vocabulary and grammar has been provided to enable the learner to communicate in uncomplicated adult language without having to memorize excessive amounts of vocabulary and language patterns that are not immediately useful. All components of the Japanese for Busy People series have been prepared under the guidance of a working group of experienced Japanese language instructors who reviewed and tested the material in an authentic classroom environment.
Japanese for Busy People Ill: The Workbook is the ideal resource for any student who wishes to improve speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Japanese. This collection of exercises and activities has been developed to provide practice for sentence patterns presented in both the Revised Edition and Kana Version of Japanese for Busy People Ill. The workbook can be used both in the classroom as a supplement for introducing or reviewing lessons, and outside the classroom for homework and review. When coordinated with the exercises and quizzes in the main textbook, this workbook should enable learners to improve their command of basic Japanese in a relatively short time.
The fully illustrated Workbook includes:
'Accuracy Practice' - Drills, exercises, and discourse training.
'Fluency Practice' - Listening, role-playing, and discussion training.
'Reading Practice' - 20 interesting articles each with a full English translation.
Japanese for Busy People Ill: Workbook Tapes (available separately) has been specially designed to support this workbook.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   296
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 7.17" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.81 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 15, 1997
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  477002052X  
ISBN13  9784770020529  

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Reviews - What do customers think about Japanese for Busy People III: Kana Text (Japanese for Busy People Series)?

Not as entertaining as the Level II workbook  Jun 19, 2008
Japanese For Busy People is an odd series: It was not composed at once, but instead each piece came at a different time. And this is evident both in the main books and the workbooks.

While I really enjoyed the Workbook for level II, I must say this one is too dry, exercises are too short, and overall lacks the "story" that was present in Workbook II thanks to Mr. Biji. Our friend is still featured, but not as prominently as he should have.

On the other side, this book gets more serious than the previous and provides valuable cultural information, together with Kanji practice, a necessity for those going Heisig-Sensei's path.
Effective way to learn Japanese  Jul 23, 2007
We used this in my high school as our Japanese textbook, and I loved its style and effectiveness. Great language book.
Japanese study guides  Jan 5, 2007
These books, Japanese for busy people, are the best self-study books i have used. i have been studying Japanese for a long time and have used a lot of books and these are by far the best series!
Schoolbook  Jan 3, 2007
This is not a very difficult book, which is both a good and a bad thing. Most people probably use this as a part of their class, and it is not too difficult to be used in self-study. Some grammar is introduced in a weird order - some very common (and not difficult) structures are introduced quite late. I liked "Shin Bunka Shokyuu Nihongo" a lot more, but wouldn't recommend it for self-study.

The kanji-reference in the end does not (if i remember correctly) include kanji learned in japanese for busy people 1 & 2, which IMO is a problem.

Even if it has its problems it's not too bad. Would recommend it for self-study, if it fits your level (past JLPT4, maybe studying for JLPT3).
No book...  Nov 9, 2006
I thought the JFBP III book came with this package, however it was only two audio CD's. I am not completely through it, but most of it seems like listening practice, two Japanese speakers in a conversation.

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