About this product:
One of the questions we get asked at J-List a lot is, "I want to start learning Japanese, what book do you recommend?" Most textbooks are entirely dry, uninteresting, and cannot follow a student's pace, leaving students frustrated. However, a new series by The Japan Times has recently taken Japanese language for foreigners by storm, and comes highly recommended by anyone who has taken it -- Genki, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The entire course has 23 lessons, guiding the student from the beginning until the student has mastered elementary grammar and can read not only hiragana and katakana but over 300 of the most commonly used kanji as well.
Each lesson has: 1) a dialogue introducing vocabulary and grammar in a situation the student may find familiar; 2) a list of the vocabulary with hiragana, katakana, kanji and English meaning; 3) grammar with full explanations in English; 4) interesting usage notes; 5) several pages of practice questions designed to be fun and interesting incorporating dialogue skills, writing skills, and thinking skills; 6) additional vocabulary. Each lesson also has a complementary lesson in hiragana/katakana/kanji, with reading and writing exercises. The separate workbook has more writing exercises and kanji writing practice. This is simply the recommended textbook for anyone beginning Japanese up to 3rd level in the JLPT.
THIS CD SET: This is the teacher's CD set for those teaching with the textbook (PB888) and the workbook (PB890) for part I of the Genki series (lessons 1 to 12). There are six CDs in this set. This CD set contains all the dialogue, vocabulary and practice from the conversation and grammar section in the textbook, as well as the materials for Listening Comprehension in the workbook -- almost all the Japanese used in these books. These CDs are housed in a special clam-shell case and contain a guide as to which track pertains to which page in the textbook or the workbook.
The Genki Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Series:
- Genki I (Lessons #1~12): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Companion Student CDs (2) - Companion Teacher CDs (6)
- Genki II (Lessons #13~23): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Companion Student CDs (2) - Companion Teacher CDs (6)
- Click here to see all the items we carry from the Genki Integrated Japanese series. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).