1st Edition

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

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ISBN 9781138305328
May 13, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
344 Pages 224 B/W Illustrations

USD $42.95

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Book Description

NihonGO NOW! Level 2 is an intermediate level courseware package that takes a performed-culture approach to learning Japanese. This 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 2 comprises two textbooks with accompanying activity books. These four books in combination with audio files allow instructors to adapt an intermediate level course, such as the second or third 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/9781138305304.

NihonGO NOW! Level 2 Volume 1 Activity Book provides a wealth of communicative exercises for students following the Level 2 Volume 1 Textbook.

Table of Contents

Act 13 「困(こま)ったときはお互(たが)様(さま)」です。
They say, "We’re all in the same boat."

Act 14 緒にお好み焼き作ろう! Let’s make okonomiyaki together!

Act 15 教えてもらえますか? Can I have you explain it to me?

Act 16 呼んでくれれば行ったのに……。 If only you had called me I would have gone…

Act 17 この記事によると…… According to this article...

Act 18 怒られた。 I got reprimanded.

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Mari Noda is Professor of Japanese at The Ohio State University.

Patricia J. 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.