88 Basic Japanese Conversational Sentence Patterns
It is standard in beginner-level Japanese classes to teach with a focus on grammar and the desu-masu form. At the same time, there is a large gap between textbook conversations and actual conversations, making it easy to lack education in conversational expressions. This can lead to problems such as Japanese students finishing beginner levels of Japanese but still lacking conversational ability, being unable to speak to regular Japanese people (aside from an instructor), and so on.
This book provides focused learning of sentence patterns that are used especially often in conversations while making sure you understand the characteristics and patterns of conversational language. Use its wealth of example conversations to get a firm understanding of the meaning and usage of sentence patterns while also using the voice CD to acclimate your ears and mouth. These basic sentence patterns are learned through repetition throughout the entire book, reliably building a foundation for conversation as students continue their progress.