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Japanese for Busy People 4th Ed 2 Student Book & Online Audio




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Kodansha International
16 May 2023
4th Revised Edition of JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE, the most popular Japanese language textbook series in the world. Now comes with free downloadable audio recordings.

Since it was first published in 1984, the focus of the Japanese for Busy People series has always been to teach Japanese for effective communication.

Picking up where Japanese for Busy People Book I left off, Japanese for Busy People Book II goes beyond survival Japanese, turning to the basics of Japanese syntax, enabling learners to make a smooth transition from mid-beginner-level to intermediate-level Japanese.

Grammar and content topics are carefully selected to assist learners to effectively develop sentence patterns and vocabulary related to each topic through the practice of talking about them. Kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese) are gradually introduced in Book II along with furigana so that learners know how to pronounce them.

By the end of the book, learners will have acquired through a series of concise grammatical explanations and extensive speaking and listening exercises a command of Japanese that will enable them to carry on a variety of daily conversations.

Audio recordings can be downloaded for free from

Imprint:   Kodansha International
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 190mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   680g
ISBN:   9781568366272
ISBN 10:   1568366272
Series:   Japanese for Busy People
Pages:   328
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT) was recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Japanese Ministry of Education in 1977. It was established to meet the practical needs of people who are not necessarily specialists on Japan but who wish to communicate effectively in Japanese. In 1992, AJALT was awarded the Japan Foundation Special Prize; and in 2010, it became a public interest incorporated association. AJALT created the best-selling Japanese for Busy People series, as well as the Japanese for Young People series, both published by Kodansha USA Publishing. AJALT's website is

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