Action! Japan is a practical guide for intermediate to advanced students of Japanese wanting to maximize their study abroad experience and enhance their language skills.
This handy guide contains over 100 Field Performance tasks which prompt real-life interactions with native speakers. By carrying out these real-life tasks students refine and solidify existing communication skills and gain a fuller understanding of and participation in Japanese culture.
The guide also provides over 60 Performance Watch tasks which help students understand how native speakers accomplish communicative goals through guided observation and analysis of naturally occurring interactions.
Action! Japan helps students understand and participate socially in Japanese, guiding them through skill-getting and skill-using processes and enabling them to form meaningful connections with Japanese people in the community.
Table of Contents
TOPIC 1 RIGHT AFTER ARRIVAL 着いてすぐ TOPIC 2 HOMESTAY ホームステイ TOPIC 3 LOCATION 場所 TOPIC 4 ON CAMPUS キャンパスで TOPIC 5 EATING AND SOCIALIZING 飲食・社交 TOPIC 6 SHOPPING 買い物 TOPIC 7 TRAVEL 旅行 TOPIC 8 SOLVING PROBLEMS 問題解決 TOPIC 9 PREPARING FOR IMPORTANT EVENTS 大切な場に備えて TOPIC 10 DISCUSSING THE HOST COMMUNITY 受け入れ地域について語
Mari Noda is Professor of Japanese at The Ohio State University, USA.
Yui Iimori Ramdeen graduated from The Ohio State University, USA, with a master’s degree in East Asian Languages and Literatures, specializing in Japanese Pedagogy.
Stephen D. Luft has a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. He currently teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Thomas Mason, Jr. is a Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, USA. He serves as Executive Director and President of the ALLEX Foundation.