Hiyaku: An Intermediate Japanese Course provides a progressive intermediate course in Japanese, incorporating modern teaching methods and practicing all four language skills. Hiyaku provides content-based instruction, with authentic and semi-authentic dialogues and readings, all carefully selected to instruct and inspire students as they learn Japanese.
Key features of the textbook include:
Hiyaku does not simply teach language and basic cultural points: it also helps students gain a holistic understanding of Japanese society and history, and provides the necessary foundation for the advanced study of Japan and its language.
1: Japanese Festivals and Events 2: Japanese Geography and Climates 3: Languages and Cultures 4: Traditional Stories and the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter 5: Polite Speech 6: Poets and Poetry 7: Japanese History