An Introduction to Modern Japanese, Book 1: Grammar Lessons
This is an intensive one-year introductory course in Japanese,also suitable for those who wish to work at a slower pace. Studentswho finish this course will have a firm grasp of how the languageworks and enough knowledge of the writing system to tackle everydaywritten material with no more than a dictionary. Particularattention is paid to questions of grammar which foreign learnersoften find so difficult, so Book One can also serve as a referencegrammar. An Introduction to Modern Japanese uses both spoken andwritten forms from the outset. There are word lists for eachlesson, and a comprehensive vocabulary for the whole course. BookOne comprises fifty-two lessons which are accompanied by exercisesand word lists in Book Two. The exercises ensure that the studenthas understood the grammar explained in the relevant lessons andgive further practice in reading and recognizing characters.