Japanese: Familiarization and Short-term Training
Publisher: Foreign Service Institute 1988
Number of pages: 526
The objective of the FAST Courses is to help students acquire the communication skills necessary to deal with the most common social and daily life situations they will encounter during their overseas assignments. Language forms adequate to satisfy personal needs, "how-to" information, and cultural highlights are presented in a format that will encourage students to tryout and use with confidence the language skills they have developed.
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by Naomi Ogi, Duck-Young Lee - ANU Press
The text is designed to provide beginning learners of the Japanese language with a solid base of the major grammar and expressions of Japanese in a flexible electronic mode. Learners will gain quality knowledge of the system of the Japanese language.
The end goal of this online textbook that is to enable people who are self-studying Japanese to be able to speak Japanese. We will attempt to encompass all aspects of the Japanese language, including pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar.
The book is aimed at those who aren't necessarily going learn the language but want to know a few phrases. Contents: Greetings and farewell; Common phrases; At the hotel; At the bank; Ticketing; Directions and time; At the restaurant; etc.
by Emiko Konomi - Portland State University
This textbook is designed for students who have intermediate competency in Japanese, roughly at Level 2 on the ILR scale, and are working on reaching Level 3. It can be used for self-study, as part of online course, and in a traditional classroom.