This Workbook has been specifically written to accompany the Course Book - A First Course in Japanese. This course is designed for senior high school students who are beginning their study of Japanese in the last two years of high school. It contains Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji reading and writing practice, as well as grammatical exercises, composition, reading and listening comprehension, and crosswords.
Two audio CDs cover all the listening exercises. The complete script of the CDs is also included in the book.
Hiragana and Katakana
It is desirable for students to learn Hiragana and Katakana before they commence using the Course Book. However, it is possible for teachers to conduct lessons orally while students acquire Hiragana and Katakana reading skills.
There are 79 Kanji for reading and writing, ten recognition compounds and four single recognition Kanji used for this course. About six Kanji are introduced in each unit, and reading and writing practice is provided at the beginning of each unit. Stroke orders are given on pages 341-345 of the Course Book.
Wonderword and crossword
Students will have fun finding words in the Wonderwords or solving crossword puzzles.
Grammatical exercises and writing, reading and responding
Exercises for required grammar and writing practice on Genkoyoshi are given.
At the end of each topic, some comprehension passages are given for students to test their reading comprehension skills.
At the end of each unit, listening comprehension is given. The CD script for the listening is given at the end of the Workbook. Each item is read twice with a five second pause. Students will have to stop the CD to write their answers.
Questions are given at the end of each topic in the Course Book. However, the Workbook also provides exercises for speaking.