1st Edition

日本語NOW! NihonGO NOW!
Performing Japanese Culture - Level 1 Volume 2 Textbook and Activity Book





ISBN 9780367508531
Published September 16, 2020 by Routledge
610 Pages 370 B/W Illustrations

USD $79.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Textbook

Act 7 I Was Surprised

Act 8 Congratulations

Act 9 My Favorite One Is

Act 10 Let’s Do Our Best Next Time

Act 11 What Shall I Do?

Act 12 My Mom Sent It To Me

Appendix A: Japanese-English Glossary in 50-on Order

Appendix B: Japanese-English Glossary by Act and Scene

Activity Book

Act 7 I Was Surprised

Act 8 Congratulations

Act 9 My Favorite One Is

Act 10 Let’s Do Our Best Next Time

Act 11 What Shall I Do?

Act 12 My Mom Sent It To Me

Appendix A Symbol Practice Sheets

Appendix B Assessment Answer Sheets

Appendix C Spotlight on Form Act 7 -U -TA

Appendix D Answer Key

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Author(s)

Biography

Mari Noda is Professor of Japanese at The Ohio State University. Patricia Wetzel is Emerita Professor of Japanese at Portland State University. Ginger Marcus is Professor of the Practice of Japanese Language at Washington University in St. Louis. Stephen D. Luft is Lecturer of Japanese at the University of Pittsburgh. Shinsuke Tsuchiya is Assistant Professor of Japanese at Brigham Young University. Masayuki Itomitsu is Associate Professor of Japanese at Linfield College.