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    Description"Kodansha's Katakana Workbook", designed for beginner-level students, teaches the basics of katakana, the script used for writing English words in Japanese. The book introduces the characters not in the traditional a-i-u-e-o order, but in a radical new one that most usefully serves the needs of the learner. One page each is devoted to the basic 46 characters. As these individual characters are introduced, they are immediately used to form actual, everyday words, so that from the first lesson the student is not only able to read and write a handful katakana, but also to utter more than a dozen words that make use of them. In this way, the book serves as a vocabulary builder in addition to a guide for reading and writing katakana. Exercises abound in "Kodansha's Katakana Workbook". Each set of characters is followed by a short quiz that allows learners to test their understanding.And at the back of the book, like in the hiragana companion volume, there is a set of flashcards with suggestions for games. Best of all, the book comes with free audio in the form of a podcast. By listening to the recordings - spoken by a professional voice actor - students can acquire a sense of proper Japanese pronunciation and intonation. This is an all-new workbook for learning the ABCs of Japanese, complete with flash cards, games and free downloadable audio for every word introduced. This is the companion volume to "Kodansha's Hiragana Workbook", for students who wish to learn the basics of katakana. It is designed so that students acquire vocabulary in addition to learning the characters; illustrations on almost every page make the learning process fun. It is ideal for learners of all ages, whether studying independently or in a classroom.

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    Kodansha's Katakana Workbook
    A Step-by-step Approach to Basic Japanese Writing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Matsumoto Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 265 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 410 g
    ISBN 13: 9784770030825
    ISBN 10: 4770030827

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.4
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2GJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: CJCW
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    Libri: I-LF
    BIC subject category V2: CJBT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28600
    B&T Approval Code: A20524800
    DC22: 495.6
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 495.6/82421
    BISAC V2.8: FOR014000
    BIC subject category V2: 2GJ
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 495.611
    LC classification: PL528 .S74 2008
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual, Workbook
    Illustrations note
    50 b & w illustrations
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha International Ltd
    Publication date
    01 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Anne Matsumoto Stewart is a professional Japanese language instructor with more than 20 years of experience teaching at all levels, from kindergarten through university. She pursued graduate studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Cornell University and has authored and co-authored Japanese language instruction books. She is a member of the Association of Teachers of Japanese and the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers.