Nakama 2 Enhanced, Student Edition: Intermediate Japanese: Communication, Culture, Context,
3rd Edition

Yukiko Abe Hatasa, Kazumi Hatasa, Seiichi Makino

ISBN-13: 9780357142035 | ISBN-10: 0357142039

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 608 pages

List Price USD $99.95


NAKAMA 2 Enhanced is the second part of a two-year proficiency-oriented program that emphasizes practical communication and the development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. The eleven thematic chapters, plus one preliminary chapter, focus on high-frequency communication situations; while chapter dialogues illustrate typical daily events representative in Japanese life and provide realistic contexts in which to learn vocabulary and grammar.

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Yukiko Abe Hatasa received her Ph.D. in linguistics in 1992 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught all levels of Japanese for over twenty-five years, and has worked on curriculum development and teacher training in five major institutions in the US, Australia, and Japan. She is known nationwide as one of the premier Japanese methodologists in the US and Japan. She is currently a professor of Japanese pedagogy at Hiroshima University.

Kazumi Hatasa received his Ph.D. in education in 1989 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently a professor at Purdue University and Director of the Japanese School at Middlebury College. He is recognized internationally for his work in software development for the Japanese language and distributes most of his work as freeware over the Internet.

Seiichi Makino received his Ph.D. in linguistics in 1968 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an internationally prominent Japanese linguist and scholar who is recognized throughout the world for his scholarship and for his many publications. Before beginning his tenure at Princeton University in 1991, he taught Japanese language, linguistics, and culture at the University of Illinois while training lower division language coordinators. He is an experienced ACTFL oral proficiency trainer in Japanese and frequently trains Japanese instructors internationally in proficiency-oriented instruction and in the administration of the Oral Proficiency Interview. Professor Makino has been the Academic Director of the Japanese Pedagogy M.A. Summer Program at Columbia University since 1996. He also directs the Princeton-in-Ishikawa Summer Program. In 2014, the Japanese government honored Dr. Seiichi Makino with a decoration: The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for his outstanding contributions in the mutual academic exchanges between Japan and the United States and the development of Japanese language education.

  • Cultural content presents profiles of contemporary Japanese lifestyles, illustrated with abundant realistic photos and accompanied by questions that develop cultural awareness.
  • High frequency, streamlined kanji lists encourage the recognition of, and emphasis on, commonly used kanji as a follow-up to their earlier introduction in NAKAMA 1 Enhanced.
  • Art program features culturally authentic manga-style illustrations that reflect contemporary Japanese culture.
  • NAKAMA 2 Enhanced, Third Edition includes an online component through MindTap. resources. The MindTap platform for Nakama offers several benefits to to students, including a media-enhanced ebook, easy access to program audio and video, synchronous and asynchronous communication activities, flashcards, downloadable practice worksheets, full LMS integration, and a mobile app for language learning on-the-go. MindTap also offers a course management system that saves instructors time and enhances students' language-learning experience.
  • New online content provides website resources and for instructors and students. New grammar tutorials and stoke order videos have been created to support higher proficiency with grammar and writing Japanese characters.
  • Dialogues, exercises, and vocabulary presentations reflect current cultural practices and social situations typical of students in Japan; Dialogue Phrase Notes provide more detailed explanations for expressions used.

Table of Contents

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Preliminary Chapter.
1. Health.
2. Travel Plans.
3. Preparing for the Future.
4. Asking for Favors.
5. Asking for and Giving Directions.
6. Gifts.
7. Cooking.
8. Rumors.
9. Culture and Customs.
10. Complaints and Apologies.
11. Talking about Employment.

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Nakama 2 Enhanced, Student Edition

  • ISBN-10: 0357142039
  • ISBN-13: 9780357142035

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