Full text of Genki I. This textbook is used by many colleges and universities to teach Japanese. It requires the learner to use kana and introduces kanji early. II. Eri Banno:l;JjJf71

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Practice This section includes questions related to what was taught in each section of the lesson, providing students with both basic practice and application. Our labor has been rewarded, however, because this book is based on our original plan to produce the ideal textbook-one integratedd will enable students to learn Japanese smoothly, while also enjoying lively games and helpful illustrations.

Finally, composition topics bookmaros introduced. A worksheet for comprehensive listening practice is provided at the end of each lesson. Practice GENKI 1 consists of kanji practice, readings for comprehension, questions about the content of the readings, and writing practice. For the English- Japanese translations in Vol.

Full text of “Genki I Integrated Elementary Japanese Course (with Bookmarks)”

Structure of the textbook This textbook basically consists of three sections: Students are encouraged to practice regularly by listening to the CD and carefully noting pronunciation and intonation. Words found in the VocabuIary section of each lesson appear frequently in subse- quent lessons, thus students are coyrse to learn elemsntary little by little each day.

By tackling these problems, students will realize the goal of practice-to become more proficient in their use of kanji. February 17th printing: Therefore, don’t be overly concerned about the accent, but try to imitate as closely as possible the intonation heard on the accompanying CD. It is best not to rely too much on the romanizations, but use them only as a learning aid.


Don’t be overly concerned, however, because the grammar and vocabulary will gradually take root with practice. An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. For the English-Japanese translations in Vol. Such derivative courrse are also included in.

In the English-Japanese Index, English equivalents to Japanese words are arranged in alpha- betical order. It requires students to listen to three or four dialogues on slementary CD, and to answer questions on the sheet.

First, our sincere thanks to Chiaki Sekido of the Publica- tions Department of The Japan Times for seeing this book through the publishing process. The readings employ various styles of Japanese, ranging from letters and fables to essays and advertisements.

Continue by copying kanji into the blank boxes. It contains grammar exercises as well as listening practice and practice for kanji, and reinforces what was taught in each lesson of the textbook. Hiragma with Diacritical Marks You can transcribe 23 additional elementaey by adding diacritical marks.

The consonant h changes to p with the addition of a small circle 7. Necessary explanations for the grammar and vocabulary that are not found in the Practice section can be found in the Expression Notes at the end of each Grammar section.

Exercises are provided in such a way that students can also review the previously taught grammar items and vocabulary. For example, some questions combine various topics covered in the lesson, and some call for the creation of new phrases based on what was learned in the Dialogue section.

An Idegrated Cogrse in Elementary Japalzese is a comprehensive approach to developing the four basic language skills listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to cultivate overall Japanese-language ability. The Dialogue- and Grammar section of each lesson is comprised of the following components: February 29th printing: From Lesson 3, each lesson contains the following components: GENKI 11 contains readings for comprehension, questions about the content of the readings, and writing practice.


Genki 1 Integrated elementary japanese course with bookmarks

A detailed explanation of each part follows. This makes it easy to memorize a few each day, rather than be overwhelmed with so many at once.

Much emphasis has been placed on balancing accuracy, fluency, and complexity so that students using the material would not end up speaking accurately yet in a stilted manner, nor fluently yet employ- ing only simple grammatical structures. Students at school are expected to read the grammar explanations before each class.

Hiragma is used instead, however, when the Joyo Kanji equivalent would not be necessary for beginning students of Japanese. The Reading and Writing section consists of kanji worksheets elementsry fill-in-the-blank type questions about the kanji. First, trace the lightly printed kanji samples, paying attention to the balance of the characters.

Finally, composition topics are given for writing practice. Noriko Udagawa Cover art and Editorial design: The Japanese-English Index, in hiragana order, lists words found in the Vocabulary and Supplement section of each lesson. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

When readings include new words, integratdd corresponding word list is provided. Introduction 4 lo So that students can bookmarls study the Dialogue and Grammar section, the pronuncia- tion of every kanji is indicated in hiragam.