Book Title: Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 1

Author: Emiko Konomi

Book Description: For more accessible and classroom-friendly (Word and PDF) versions of this book, please view and download them at PDXScholar. This Pressbook version primarily exists to encourage others to adapt and adopt Beginning Japanese for Professionals using Pressbooks.

This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Corresponding audio files are available for free online.

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Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

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Book Description

This is the first book in a three-book series and includes Lessons 0 through 4. Book 2 and Book 3 are available for free download at PDXScholar.

This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

Corresponding audio files are available for free online.

Publication of this book was made possible by Portland State University Library PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant program.

Author

Emiko Konomi

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Subject

Language & Linguistics

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Title
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 1
Author
Emiko Konomi
License

Cover photo courtesy of Katharine Ross

Primary Subject
Language & Linguistics
Additional Subject(s)
Japanese
Publisher
Portland State University Library
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
https://dx.doi.org/10.15760/pdxopen-4