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NihonGO NOW! is a beginning-level courseware package that takes a performed-culture approach to learning Japanese. This innovative approach balances the need for an intellectual understanding of structural elements with multiple opportunities to experience the language within its cultural context. From the outset, learners are presented with samples of authentic language that are context-sensitive and culturally coherent. Instructional time is used primarily to rehearse interactions that learners of Japanese are likely to encounter in the future, whether they involve speaking, listening, writing, or reading. Level 1 is comprised of two textbooks with accompanying activity books. These four books in combination with audio files allow instructors to adapt a beginning-level course, such as the first year of college Japanese, to their students’ needs. They focus on language and modeled behavior, providing opportunities for learners to acquire language through performance templates. Online resources provide additional support for both students and instructors. Audio files, videos, supplementary exercises, and a teachers’ manual are available at www.routledge.com/9781138304147.
Prologue Introduction ACT 1 Nice to Meet You ACT 2 It'll Be Fine ACT 3 What Time Is It? ACT 4 Did they get in touch? ACT 5 May I Ask a Favor of You? ACT 6 We Always Appreciate Your Helpfulness Appendix A: Japanese-English Glossary in 50-on Order Appendix B: Japanese-English Glossary by Act and Scene
Introduction ACT 1 Nice to Meet You ACT 2 It'll Be Fine ACT 3 What Time Is It? ACT 4 Did they get in touch? ACT 5 May I Ask a Favor of You? ACT 6 We Always Appreciate Your Helpfulness Appendix A Symbol Practice Sheets Appendix B Assessment Answer Sheets Appendix C Spotlight on Form Act 2 -NAI Appendix D Spotlight on Form Act 3 -MASHOO Appendix E Spotlight on Form Act 4 -TA Appendix F Spotlight on Form Act 5 -TE Appendix G Answer Key