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Japanese for Busy People -Japanese textbook for beginners
Japanese for Busy People Revised 3rd Edition
The Best-selling Language Programs Now the series has been thoroughly revised !

Vol. 1~3 available now. Japanese For Busy People, as the title suggest, a concise course for "busy" students who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. This worldwide best-selling series was prepared by a working group of experienced Japanese language instructors who revised and tested the material in an authentic classroom environment. Now the series is being thoroughly revised to make learning Japanese easier than ever.

Japanese for Busy People I Available in June,2006

New Features of Volume 1

<<Romanized Version>>

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Unit Structure The book's 25 lessons have been organized into 11 units, each dealing with a specific theme. Free CD The text comes with a free audio CD that includes recordings of dialogues and exercises from the book. The natural speed of the Japanese narration helps to improve listening skills. How to Use the Text Culture Notes
Read the culture notes at the beginning of each unit to expand your understanding of Japan and its people.

Culture Notes Culture notes featuring images of Japan introduce the themes of the units. Illustrations 340 illustrations make for a stimulating and effective learning experience.

Grammar
Study the Grammar overview in each unit to get an idea of the kinds of grammatical items you will encounter in the unit.

Lesson
Proceed through the lessons (there are two or three in each unit) to acquire practical conversation skill.

<<Kana Version>>

Supplementary Materials
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Japanese for Busy PeopleⅠ:The Workbook for the Revised 3rd
Edition

Japanese for Busy PeopleⅠ:Teacher's Manual for the Revised 3rd
Edition

Japanese for Busy People II Available in Januray,2007
New Features of Volume 2

Unit Structure Like the JBPI, the book's lessons are organized into 5 units, each of which covering a specific topic. They will help expand the student's breadth of conversation with increasingly more complex browse subject matters. Romanized text (for students who have Free CD The text comes with a free audio not mastered Hiragana CD that includes recordings of yet.)
Lesson 1

Illustrations Each section includes lists of theme-specific words and expressions, accompanied by illustrations, to help expand the student's vocabulary.

Kanji This edition presents a new method of studying Kanji. Each

Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Quiz1 Unit1 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Quiz2 Unit2

dialogues and exercises from the unit offers 10 topic-specific Kanji book. The natural speed of the to add to the vocabulary. Japanese narration helps to improve listening skills. How to Use the Text Grammar Words and expressions Practice speaking
Follow example conversations and practice speaking about the topic.

Review usage
Read a short text on the topic to review usage.

Study the grammar Study the words and and syntax related to expressions related the topic covered in to the topic. each unit.

Supplementary Materials
Japanese for Busy PeopleⅡ:The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition Japanese for Busy PeopleⅡ&Ⅲ:Teacher's Manual for the Revised 3rd
Edition

Japanese for Busy People III Available in September,2007
New Features of Volume 3

Reading Materials for Better Comprehension Volume 3 comprises five study Each section includes lists of units, each of which covering a theme-specific words and specific topic of study. Students expressions, accompanied by will gradually get acquainted with illustrations, to help expand the the Japanese society, while student's vocabulary. studying the vocabulary and syntax required for more advanced levels. They will also learn the appropriate expressions and words that are essential for day-to-day interactions with people in Japan. Free CD Kanji The text comes with a free audio This edition presents a new CD that includes recordings of method of studying Kanji. Each dialogues and exercises from the unit offers 10 topic-specific Kanji book. The natural speed of the to add to the vocabulary. Japanese narration helps to improve listening skills. Unit Structure

How to Use the Text Grammar Words and expressions Practice speaking
Follow example conversations and practice speaking about the topic.

Review usage
Read a short text on the topic to review usage.

Study the grammar Study the words and and syntax related to expressions related the topic covered in to the topic. each unit.

Supplementary Materials
Japanese for Busy PeopleⅢ:The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition Japanese for Busy PeopleⅡ&Ⅲ:Teacher's Manual for the Revised 3rd
Edition

Japanese for Busy PeopleⅠ:The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition Completely revised ! Available in September,2006 ・For practicing your conversation skills Accompanies the newly revised "Japanese for Busy ・ People I" textbook ・Conversations with illustrations ・CD included This workbook includes exercise conversations from the textbook, short dialogs, target dialogs, and additional materials, many of which are accompanied by illustrations. The CD, designed for listening and speaking exercises, is an ideal resource for private lessons, in a class setting, or for independent studies.

Japanese for Busy PeopleⅠ:Teacher's Manual for the Revised 3rd Edition Completely revised ! Available in December, 2006

Japanese for Busy People II:The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition Completely revised ! Available in April ,2007

This workbook accompanies the Japanese for Busy People II, Revised 3rd Edition, and offers exercise problems for practicing the sentence forms and grammar introduced in each Lesson in the main textbook. The workbook is a useful tool for independent studies, as well as for private and group lessons with an instructor. A CD-ROM, that is included with the workbook, provides listening exercises. The reading materials include a "blog written by a Canadian living in Japan." Students will practice reading by following the blog entries, that correspond with each Lesson, and writing in comments. The exercises toward the end of the workbook involve words and expressions for more advanced conversations, for example, for setting up an appointment or exchanging information.

Japanese for Busy People II&III:Teacher's Manual for the Revised 3rd Edition Completely revised ! Available in September, 2007

Japanese for Busy People III:The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition Completely revised ! Available in September, 2007 Each lesson in this workbook provides practice problems for helping students apply what they have learned. Each unit provides quizzes for reviewing the grammar and reading materials for improving the comprehension level. Practice problems cover the same topics covered in the main textbook in order to help students learn vocabulary more quickly through repetition.

Japanese for Busy People:Kana Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition Completely revised ! Available in Feburualy,2007

The Kana Workbook includes exercises for helping the student learn to recognize, pronounce, and write each Katakana. The student will learn one character at a time and move onto reading and writing words and simple sentences and practice pronunciation using a CD that comes with the book. The student will also learn interesting facts about Japanese characters, traditional Japanese tools and crafts, and English words that have originated in Japan by reading the notes, written in English, throughout the book.

Japanese for Busy People series Japanese for Busy People comprises the following features: ◇ A fully integrated three-level series with related supplementary materials, which is suitable for both self-study and classroom use, forms a comprehensive course in basic Japanese. ◇ The Japanese for Busy People series requires about 300 hours of classroom instruction. At each level, enough vocabulary and grammar has been provided to enable the learner to easily communicate in uncomplicated adult Japanese. ◇ Students who have completed all three levels of this series will acquire language skills generally equivalent to Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Japanese for Busy People The Main Text:Contents for Each Volume

General

Grammatical / Structural Goals

Situational / Function Goals

New

Class

  Language
Objectives

Vocabula Time ry

・"Survival Japanese"-the absolute minimum of Japanese ability

・Simple sentences (noun phrases, verb phrases, adjective phrases) ・Minimum amount of

・Essential everyday situations, including shopping, ordering at restaurants, using

877 words

50-60 hours

to live in Japan ・Speaking and dealing with different situations

vocabulary, expressions, and sentence patterns needed for survival ・Reading and writing hiragana and katakana

public transport, greetings, and simple conversation

Ⅱ ・General
communication skills ・Ability to have conversations about day-today activity and about oneself

・Forming complex sentences (including attributive modifiers, tenses, and conditions) ・Familiarity with frequently used vocabulary and sentence patternsBasic ・Reading and writing basic kanji-Basic

・Typical everyday situations, such as planning a trip and choosing a gift, etc. ・About oneself

1,367 words

100-120 hours

・More natural and effective communication skills ・Understand and know how to use the vocabulary related to the Japanese society, as well as uniquelyJapanese expressions

・Using sentence patterns for a variety of purposes ・Using formal and colloquial expressions appropriate to a variety of situations ・Ability to use vocabulary, sentence patterns, and expressions in everyday conversation-Applied ・Reading and writing basic kanji-Applied

・Ability to select appropriate words and phrases for different situations and speech levels, such as having a meeting about holding a party, greetings for job transfers and leaving, ・News (fads, the environment, education, crimes)

1,101 words

100-120 hours

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Supplementary Materials

Japanese for Busy People series offers a full range of supplementary materials to support a comprehensive Japanese curriculum, making the Japanese for Busy People series suitable for both self-study and classroom use.
Japanese for Busy People Workbooks (Vol.1-3; with Free CD) Core Points 1 Improves oral fluency, and enables nonnative students to speak . Japanese at normal conversational speed 2 Can be used for homework and self-review . 3 Coordinated with the exercises and quizzes . Ⅰ ・Basic Japanese sentence pattern ・Encourages basic oral fluency Ⅱ ・Complex sentence patterns ・Expands vocabulary and increases sentence patterns and expressions Ⅲ ・Practice problems designed to show how to apply various sentence structures for more effective communication ・Quizzes designed to illustrate common mistakes in grammar and usage ・Reading materials for better comprehension Japanese for Busy People Kana Workbook (with free CD) One ・Effective mastery of hiragana and katakana

Volume ・Fully integrated with Japanese for Busy People I ・Free CD enhances oral fluency

Japanese for Busy People Teacher's Manual

Ⅰ、 Ⅱ & Ⅲ

A comprehensive and practical resource for all instructors using Japanese for Busy People series.

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Japanese for Busy People: The Video

Three videos provide vivid images about life in Japan, and links what is learned in Volumes I, II and III of the textbook to everyday communication. ◇ 58-part drama series in three volumes Authentic Japanese presented in real-life business and social contexts. ◇ The video is designed to accompany the previous edition of the main text .While it is not designed for the unit structure adopted in the Revised 3rd Edition, the video by itself is an excellent tool for independent studies and well suited for all types of introductory courses. ◇ Educational studio talks Essential expressions explained in plain English. ◇ Computer graphic animations extra usage examples in the form of short, funny cartoons. ◇ Cultural Background Unique insights into life in Japan in every episode. The Video Guide Complete Teachers Manual Provides full English translations of the drama series and all animations, a clear summary of the overall language syllabus, and step-by-step lesson plans to give guidance throughout the course. Encourages self-study. ◆ About textbooks and materials including purchasing ◆ About the contents (AJALT):TEL:(03)3459-9620 FAX:(03)3459-9660