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Japanese For Young People I: Student Book (Japanese for Young People) [Paperback]

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Renowned for its Japanese for Busy People series, The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT) has developed a new comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adults in English-speaking countries.
Japanese for Young People is a new three-level series designed for junior high and high school students, with an optional starter level for elementary students. With an emphasis on the coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this program builds upon the basics of Japanese grammar through the use of key sentences, dialogues, exercises, and entertaining activities. Exposure to spoken Japanese is facilitated by three compact discs.
Japanese for Young People provides the perfect foundation for learning one of the world's most difficult languages.
Japanese for Young People is a new three-level series designed primarily for junior-high and high school curricula, encouraging systematic Japanese-language process. The student books introduce the building blocks of grammar through key sentences, dialogues, exercises and activities. Workbooks contain hundreds of exercises and games to help with the written language, while tapes provide natural, native Japanese. From the authors of Japanese for Busy People.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   229
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 1998
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  477002178X  
ISBN13  9784770021786  

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Where are the CDs?!  Mar 30, 2008
What this site and the other reviewers fail to explain is that you must have the CDs or cassette tapes to properly use "Japanese for Young People, I" -- and that this site does NOT include them with your purchase or the book. Indeed, you cannot even buy the audio recordings separately (this site lists them as "unavailable").

Page after page of "Japanese for Young People" has exercises based on the recordings, which makes much of the book pretty useless. Wish we had known that before we ordered the book, as it would have saved us the trouble of shipping it back and asking for a refund.
Helpful for beginners, but there's better..  Dec 6, 2005
I'm currently using this book in my first year Japanese class in college. It is rather helpful, but comparing this book to Genki Vol. 1, Genki is much better. Genki does a much better way of explaining the particles, vocabulary, sentence structue, etc.
If you're learning on your own, or learning in school, and are using this book I suggest you pick up Genki too. It'll be worth it in the end if you want to further your knowledge of the language.
Helpful  Apr 22, 2004
I have tried many different kinds of Japanese learning programs, but this has been the most useful so far. Although I would suggest getting a CD/Book if you don't hear Japanese often, this is a great starter program. It incorporates kana into the lessons, so you will learn also how to write.

I recommend it for all ages!

Great  Jun 10, 2003
I thought that this book was extraodinary! It helped me so much. The dialogue was awsome and the colorfull pages were great. I used all three books and now I speak Japanese fluently.
Learn Japanese  May 12, 2003
This book has been a guide for me through my studies of Japanese. The pictures are very colorful and helpful. The makers of this book have made up characters through which help to make the dialogue parts more intresting and comphrensable. Also through a mixture of english and hiragana, it is easy to understand while challenging you to learn hiragana at the same time. I highly recommend this book for children between the ages of 8-14, who are trying to learn japanese.

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