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Japanese From Zero! 1: Proven Methods to Learn Japanese with integrated Workbook and Online Support (Japanese From Zero! #1)

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Japanese From Zero is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world.Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero is the ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by From Zero!
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I cannot praise this book enough!!!

I love how it's set up and how it ensures that you understand the previous lesson before moving on to the next!

It also progressively allows you to learn to read Hirigana by teaching you a 'row' of letters and then incorporating them into the lesson and all future lessons.

I loved the little culture clips! It really helped me to better understand why some things I found odd were used that way.

I also love how each lesson page told you exactly what you needed to
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Faris Morgan
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was one of the first books I bought when I decided I wanted to learn Japanese. It's perfect. If you're a complete beginner, this book takes you through the bare basics and really helps you progress quickly. Everything is broken down into lessons, and every lesson into more clumps. You gradually learn Hiragana and the phrases they teach you are actually ones that you would use in everyday life. After the first chapter, you will KNOW that you've learnt something. I highly recommend this. Sinc ...more
Jennifer
Dec 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book is great and almost works in conjunction with my school text. It is helping me to learn new things, but also build on what I've learned in class.
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I first learned about JFZ from Mr. Trombley's youtube videos, and since I liked the way he talked about Japanese I decided to give his textbooks a shot. It was definitely a good choice. The method used in this book is definitely effective, and I have learned a lot with it, and leaning also on the video explanations he made on youtube that go hand in hand with the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning japanese: it's easy to understand, easy to use as reference and th ...more
Agnese Vēze
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am not a language people und learn new language is hard for me, but this book was excellent for me! I get my first steps in Japanese and can't wait to start 2nd book! Step by step grammar, hirigana and practice! Easy to understand!
Angelina
I am currently self-learning Japanese. However, I have a regular 9-6 job so finding time to squeeze studying in can be difficult. I am using a good variety of books & tools for study - including Japanese From Zero! 1, GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Workbook I, and two online resources that I absolutely love: Japanese-lesson.com & NHK World | Easy Japanese. In addition to these, I also listen to some Japanese music & watch anime in Japanese. *** I cautiously recomm ...more
Amiirachanreads
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it
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in the worst book slump of my life so I'm not even sure how valid my opinion on this book is.

so if your learning Japanese this is a great way to start. it gets all the basics done but for me i felt it was a little too slow. There wasn't much explanation on grammar so i ended up not using the book as much as i would have liked. it has activities to complete but i just don't think its enough for me?

if your serious about learning Japanese get Genki because I'm using that way more and its layout i
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Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this is a really good reasource when trying to learn japanese
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Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I guess I'm onto Book 2!!
Mary
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very helpful. Just wish there were more sections devoted to the grammar, but what was in the book was very useful considering the somewhat cheap price in comparison to textbooks like Genki.
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Very helpful. An easy way to start off learning this intricate language.
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