Third edition of the most highly regarded teaching textbook on the Japanese language, covering speaking, listening, reading, and writing to cultivate overall language ability. Each lesson in the revised edition features a new section dubbed “Culture Notes.
Language: English is used for grammar explanations, word meanings and instructions.
Japanese is written in kanji and kana. Romaji is added in Lessons 1 and 2.
Audio material: Distributed through “OTO Navi” app. (6 hr. 50 min.)
Completion of Vol. 1 should place you at a skill level on par with JLPT N5 or CEFR A1. Vol. 2 is intended to further raise your abilities to N4 or A2.
Sentence patterns: Almost all the basic sentence pattern for beginners
Kanji: 317 characters
Vocabulary: Approx. 1,100 basic words used in everyday life
Time requirement: Approx. 200 hours