○Genre: Comprehensive; Business
○Language: English is used for instructions, grammar explanations and word meanings.
○Japanese text is romanized (dialogues are also written in kanji/kana).
Basic Japanese for Expats is a three-volume course in beginning-level Japanese that is designed for English-speaking business people who have limited amounts of time for study.
Using a syllabus focused on the functions of sentence patterns, this course helps learners efficiently acquire stronger communication skills through task-centered drills. Japanese text is mostly romanized, and grammar commentary is provided in English. The 30 lessons spanning three volumes cover many areas of beginning Japanese.Materials in the series
Book 1: Lessons 1-10
Book 2: Lessons 11-20
Book 3: Lessons 21-30
Contents of Book 1
Lesson 1: Introducing and Greeting
Lesson 2: Numbers
Lesson 3: Time Expressions
Lesson 4: Expressing Where You Will Go
Lesson 5: Requesting
Lesson 6: Asking/Giving Directions
Lesson 7: Asking/Giving the Location of People or Things
Lesson 8: Expressing What You Will Do
Lesson 9: Expressing How Things Are/Were
Lesson 10: Inviting/Recommending/Suggesting