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Heinrich Reinfried

Concise Course in Japanese

Textbook for the levels A1 / A2 / B1 of the European Language Portfolio

Soft cover, size A4, 318 pages.
Published by ASIA INTENSIV, Zurich
ISBN 978-3-033-03598-0

English edition of the Kompaktlehrgang Japanisch
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The Concise Course in Japanese utilizes sentence building panels for a graphical and easily comprehensible explanation of basic structures of the Japanese language. They enable beginners to proceed swiftly from writing short sentences to mini-dialogues and then on to longer essays and presentations in class, while flash cards provide learners with an uncomplicated tool to jump-start conversation skills. This textbook inspires learners with the confidence that they will acquire a good working knowledge of the language within a reasonable period of time. A Japanese-English dictionary comprising of 2100 words is included in the textbook.
In this book students learn how to.

  • acquire learning and speaking strategies
  • practise the most frequently used sentence structures
  • discuss and write about topics of everyday life
  • read and write the two Japanese syllabaries
  • read Sino-Japanese script
  • write Sino-Japanese script on the computer
  • practise short conversations with flash cards right from the start
  • use online tools to study Japanese

The book includes a didactic manual for teachers in English and Japanese.

The Concise Course in Japanese is suited for introductory courses with a focus on intensive instruction at Universities and high schools as well as for self-study programs with occasional checks by a teacher or by a native speaker (tandem learning).

About the author:

Dr. Heinrich Reinfried studied Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from which he obtained his BA (Hons) in 1970 and was awarded his Ph.D. in 1975. He has taught Japanese for over 20 years at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the University of St. Gallen, the University of Konstanz in Germany, Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences and grammar schools in Zurich.

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Concise Course in Japanese