1st Edition

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

    276 Pages 213 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    276 Pages 213 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 and accompanying activity books. These four books incombination with audio files allow instructors to adapt a beginning-level course, such as the first year of collect 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 1 Activity Book provides a wealth of communicative exercises and assessment tools for students working through the first semester of the NihonGO NOW! course.


    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 

    Appendix B Assessment Answer Sheets

    Appendix C Spotlight on Form Act 2

    Appendix D Spotlight on Form Act 3

    Appendix E Spotlight on Form Act 4

    Appendix F Spotlight on Form Act 5

    Appendix G Answer Keys


    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.

    Masayuki Itomitsu is Associate Professor of Japanese at Linfield College.

    "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