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Beginning Japanese: Part 1

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Japanese is the language of approximately 125 million people. This course, developed by Eleanor Harz Jorden of Cornell University, is concerned only with spoken Japanese in the "standard" dialect of educated inhabitants of Tokyo. Learning to speak the languageat normal speed is emphasized next since the aim of the course is to teach the learner to understand and speak the...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published September 10th 1962 by Yale University Press
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In Jorden's two-part books you learn spoken Japanese, the two books are all in romanization, but she wrote a third separate book on Japanese script called 'Reading Japanese' which covers all the Kana and 425 Kanji. All three books cover the equivalent of a 1-1½ year course at university and will bring you to the intermediate level.

As a self-learner I thought these books were excellent: they have a large number of drills that were effective for me and her explanations had a unique angle that made...more
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