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I'm Learning Japanese!: Learn to Speak, Read and Write the Basics Spiral-Bound |

Christian Galan, Florence Lerot-Calvo (Illustrated by)

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This is a fun and entertaining beginner level children's Japanese language book (9 years old and up) that is also appropriate for adults.

I'm Learning Japanese! takes a lighthearted approach to the Japanese language by using fun anime-style manga characters to teach Japanese. The book starts out with the main characters, Emily, Nico and Teo sitting on the grass after school, minding their own business, when--unbelievable!--a giant talking fox dressed in a kimono appears. Explaining that he knows magic, speaks many languages and is respected as a sensei master, he wonders if the three kids are ready to learn Japanese from him.

During the next 128 amusing pages, the three friends learn to speak, read and write Japanese, while also taking breaks to try Japanese hot-spring baths, sumo wrestling, Zen meditation and more. Focusing on exactly what the 9 to 14-year-old learner wants to know, this book is carefully set up to allow them to learn Japanese independently, at their own speed, without an adult's help.

Though fun and lighthearted, this book is incredibly practical as well. An excellent learning resource whether you're 5 or 50! By the end, students will master reading and writing the entire Hiragana alphabet, Japanese sentence structure and 23 key Kanji characters.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 128 pages
ISBN-10: 4805315539
Item Weight: 1.04 lbs
Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.68 x 10.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
"Taking the first step in Japanese (or any foreign language) can be daunting, but this book written by Christian Galan and illustrated by Florence Lerot-Calvo eases kids into the subject with a comic-book style that makes the initial confusion part of the fun.", as featured in The Heartford Courant
Christian Galan is head of the Japanese department at the University of Toulouse le Mirail and is a researcher at the Centre d'Etudes Japonaises in Paris, part of the National Institute of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Inalco). His specialties are the Japanese educational system and Japanese language teaching. He is the author of several language resources for Japanese teachers.