Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook Incl. 1 CD [Paperback]

Our Price $ 9.80  
Retail Value $ 14.00  
You Save $ 4.20  (30%)  
Item Number 213435  
Buy New $9.80
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook Incl. 1 CD by AJALT...

In the 22 years since its publication, Japanese for Busy People has won acclaim worldwide as an effective, easy-to-understand textbook, either for classroom use or for independent study. Now, more than a decade after its first revision, the series is being redesigned, updated and consolidated to meet the needs of todays students and businesspeople who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time.
The Kana Workbook teaches the reading and writing of the two most basic Japanese scripts, hiragana and katakana. These scripts are used all the time in written Japanese, and a mastery of them is essential for those who wish to study the language at any level above survival. As such, the book serves as a prerequisite to both Japanese for Busy People I: Kana Version and Japanese for Busy People II, and it is also recommended as review for those who have learned kana before but have forgotten some of the basics.
This completely revised workbook features:
Lots of practice in recognition, reading, and writing;
Fun, picture-dictionary-like illustrations that help students build their vocabularies;
A free CD that gives learners a taste of the actual sounds of Japanese;
A bonus section introducing basic kanji.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   87
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 13, 2007
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  4770030371  
ISBN13  9784770030375  

Availability  0 units.

More About AJALT

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Reference > Dictionaries & Thesauruses > Foreign Language > Dictionaries & Thesauruses
2Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > General
3Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > Instruction > Instruction
4Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > Instruction > Phrasebooks - General
5Books > Subjects > Reference > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook Incl. 1 CD?

A Must!  Feb 22, 2008
This book, even if one has not purchased the accompanying text, is a must in the sense that it is excellent in terms of a model for writing & then practicing both the hiragana & katakana characters. Explanation of sounds is also extremely helpful, as are the vocabulary sections & the accompanying CD.

I should add that I have a Japanese teacher & this is a great addition to what she already gives me. The ideal is also that one practices his or her writing in a separate book because writing a character only 10 times is definitely not enough.
Good book to learn kana  Dec 18, 2007
* Book introduces both hiragana and katakana
* Includes audio CD with native Japanese speaker

* The audio CD only includes one native speaker. It would have been nice to hear different speakers, a male voice, and different accents such as Hokkaido accent, Kansai accent, Okinawa accent, etc.
* The book in places uses large fonts and graphics. These could be sized down and more exercises included.

Minus two stars for the above two negatives for a net of 3 stars.
Excellent for Building Solid Foundation on Your Japanese Language!  May 11, 2007
Some people may be confused this is the Kana version of the "Japanese for Busy People I: Workbook". In fact, this is a kana exercise book. It helps you to learn and practice writing Hiragana and Katakana. And yes, the materials can also help you to prepare your next book, the revised 3rd edition "Japanese for Busy People I: Kana version". If you have the "Japanese for Busy People I: Romanized version" and want to further your study on "Japanese for Busy People II", this Kana workbook serves as a big helper to strengthen your kana knowledge, because the "Japanese for Busy People II" will be written in kana forms only.

"Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook" is an excellent book for beginners to pick up the japanese sound system, the phonetic system, syllables, modified syllables, long vowels and double consonants. It comes with a CD to demonstrate the samples & exercises shown in the book. To help you learn writing Hiragana and Katakana, the book uses gray lines to aid writing the accurate style and correct stroke order. Some reading exercises are also included to get you familiar with the common japanese vocabularies used in the "Japanese for Busy People I", such as city names in Japan, various kinds of Japanese food, numerous of sightseeing spots in Tokyo, daily greeting expressions, etc. Besides, it provides tips on how to read loan words from Katakana, and some samples on how to write simple greeting cards. Overall, this Kana workbook will definitely help you to master the Hiragana and Katagana, and also lay a very good foundation for your further study on Japanese language.

(Reviewed by Otto Yuen, 11-May-2007)

Write your own review about Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook Incl. 1 CD

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Japanese for Busy People: Kana Workbook Incl. 1 CD

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy