○Language: English is used for grammar explanations, word meanings and instructions.
○Japanese is written in kanji and kana. Romaji is added in Lessons 1 and 2.
GENKI is an integrated textbook series widely adopted by many elementary Japanese courses at colleges and high schools in Japan, U.S., and other countries. It completes the elementary level study of the Japanese grammar as well as some 300 kanji and 1,100 vocabulary in the 23 lessons of GENKI I and II.
Filled with words and expressions that learners can easily relate to, this resource also provides a wealth of communicative exercises. Its learner-centered approach makes for fun and effective study—one big reason why GENKI is used in Japanese language courses around the world.
- Understandable grammar explanations written in English enable students to study by their own.
- As the GENKI series have textbooks, workbooks, picture cards, teachers' manual, the Genki-Online website, and applications for iPhone & Android, teachers can offer comprehensive instruction easily.
Overview of the GENKI series (I & II)
Sentence patterns: Almost all the basic sentence pattern for beginners
Kanji: 317 characters
Vocabulary: Approx. 1,100 basic words used in everyday life
Time requirement: Approx. 200 hours
Materials in the GENKI series
GENKI I (Lessons 1-12): Textbook / Workbook / Picture Cards
GENKI II (Lessons 13-23): Textbook / Workbook / Picture Cards
Apps: Genki Vocab Cards / Genki Kanji Cards / Genki Conjugation Cards
*Please visit Genki-Online to see the details of the GENKI series.
Contents: GENKI I
Conversation and Grammar
Lesson 1 あたらしいともだち（New Friends）
Lesson 2 かいもの (Shopping)
Lesson 3 デートの約束 (Making a Date)
Lesson 4 初めてのデート (The First Date)
Lesson 5 沖縄旅行 (A Trip to Okinawa)
Lesson 6 ロバートさんの一日 (A Day in Robert’s Life)
Lesson 7 家族の写真 (Family Picture)
Lesson 8 バーベキュー (Barbecue)
Lesson 9 かぶき (Kabuki)
Lesson 10 冬休みの予定 (Winter Vacations Plans)
Lesson 11 休みのあと (After the Vacation)
Lesson 12 病気 (Feeling ill)
Reading and Writing
Lesson 1 ひらがな (Hiragana)
Lesson 2 カタカナ (Katakana)
Lesson 3 まいにちのせいかつ (Daily Life)
Lesson 4 メアリ－さんのしゅうまつ (Mary's Weekend)
Lesson 5 りょこう (Travel)
Lesson 6 私のすきなレストラン (My Favorite Restaurant)
Lesson 7 メアリーさんのてがみ (Mary's Letter)
Lesson 8 日本の会社員 (Japanese Office Workers)
Lesson 9 スーさんの日記 (Sue's Diary)
Lesson 10 かさじぞう (The Folktale Kasajizo)
Lesson 11 かさじぞう (Looking for Friends)
Lesson 12 七夕 (Tamabata Festival)