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 comprises 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.
NihonGO NOW! Level 1 Volume 2 Activity Book provides a wealth of communicative exercises and assessment tools for students working through the second semester of the NihonGO NOW! course.
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
Appendix D Answer Keys
"NihonGO NOW! is a comprehensive, well-structured, and authentic learning system available for the Japanese language. For instructors who prioritize the development of verbal skills there is an abundance of m odel conversations and drills, including audio. For those whose highest concern is providing students with detailed cultural and linguistic information, they will find insightful and clear discussion Behind the Scenes. Finally, NOW!’s dynamic web series and relatable characters help instructors create a lively classroom and promote the intrinsic motivation in students to engage with the material."
- Robert Joseph Del Greco, Japanese Language and Literature | jll.pitt.edu Vol. 57 | Number 1 | April 2023 | DOI: 10.5195/jll.2023.307