Descrizione fornita dall'editore, in lingua inglese:
The manga Botchan was designed for intermediate Japanese language learners who have completed approximately 300 hours of college-level classroom instruction. However, beginning and advanced Japanese Language learners will also enjoy this text.
The manga format makes it easy to understand the storyline, the setting, and the feeling of the main characters. It also provides a mean of language learners to become familiar with an important piece of Japanese literature.
In addition to learning the Japanese Language, this text presents an opportunity to explore Japanese daily customs, manners, cultural values, and perspectives.
Students will learn about other subjects (e.g., geography, history, economics, society, and arts) in Japanese.
Dialogues in the manga provide a natural setting for authentic Japanese language (e.g., vocabulary, kanji, sayings, idioms, and onomatopoeia).
This text can be used for independent study. The website includes exercises based on each chapter. Language learners can use the exercises to self-check the understanding of the material.
A literary essay in English, together with supplementary information about Japanese literature, helps the reader to understand Natsume Soseki's novel more fully. We hope that this manga text will serve as a gateway to the further exploration of Japanese literature.