Speak and Read Japanese: Fun Mnemonic Devices for Remembering Japanese Words and Their Meanings

No. Pages: 128
Dimensions: Trim 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Print/Digital
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61172-040-2
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A handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words, works with any textbook!

Speak and Read Japanese provides language learners simple, fun, and imaginative ways to remember essential Japanese words and characters. Mastering basic vocabulary and kanji is one of the first challenges any Japanese learner faces. This book addresses this challenge head on, complementing the content of all major textbooks and providing valuable tips to independent students. Indexed for quick reference.

About the Author

Larry Herzberg has studied and taught Asian languages for nearly a half century. He taught Japanese at the university level for nearly 30 years, at both Albion College and Calvin College. While doing his Master's and Ph.D. work in Chinese Language and Literature at Indiana University, he also studied Japanese.

In 1980 he founded the Asian Language Program at Albion College, where he taught both Chinese and Japanese, and then did the same at Calvin College starting in 1984. Until fairly recently, Larry taught both Chinese and Japanese, but he grew the Asian Languages Program to such an extent that he had to specialize in just Chinese. He has traveled to Japan many times, and loves the Japanese language and culture as much as he does that of China.