Read and Write Japanese Scripts: Teach Yourself by Helen Gilhooly
Master Japanese scripts with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Japanese scripts is a clear step-by-step guide to the written languages, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how they work in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.
Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.
Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Japan.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
- Enjoyable - you will learn how to build stories to remember the meanings of the kanji and there are plenty of examples from real-life signs and notices to put the language in context
- Easy to use - the step-by-step approach allows you to learn at your own pace
- There are plenty of activities so that you can put your new language skills into practice
- Build your skills with learning techniques that will help you to continue your study of Japanese
Table of Contents:
Units 1-4 Introduction to kanji
Unit 5 Hiragana
Units 6-8 How to decipher more complex kanji and build on your knowledge
Unit 9 Katakana
Unit 10 Reading passages
Key to the activities
Index (1) Japanese-English
Index (2) English-Japanese
About the Author(s):
Helen Gilhooly has lived and worked in Japan, and has a PGCE and an MA in Japanese. She is a university teacher trainer, language materials writer and senior director at a specialist language college in the UK.