In the 22 years since its publication, Japanese for Busy People has won acclaim worldwide as an effective, easy-to-understand textbook, either for classroom use or for independent study. Now, more than a decade after its first revision, the series has been redesigned, updated and consolidated to meet the needs of today's students and businesspeople who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. At each level of the series, enough vocabulary and grammar have been presented to enable the learner to communicate in uncomplicated adult Japanese without having to memorize excessive amounts of vocabulary and sentence patterns that are not immediately useful. All components of the series have been prepared under the guidance of a working group of experienced Japanese language instructors who reviewed and tested the material in an authentic classroom environment.
The Workbook for Japanese for Busy People ii has long served students at the mid-beginner level who require support as they try to master plain forms of verbs, time expressions, conditional clauses and other difficult grammatical topics. Now, with this completely revamped 3rd edition, students can enjoy the same support while also expanding their vocabulary and honing their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. This new workbook features:
- Innovative "Practice" pages that drill students in all of the sentence patterns introduced in the main text
- "Listening Challenges": quizzes based on content recorded on the attached CD
- "Reading & Writing" practice
- Over 500 new words for daily use
- 150 illustrations to make the learning process fun and effective