Each lesson in "Contemporary Japanese Workbook Volume 2" is based on a single communicative objective and makes much use of the discovery approach (guess and try) so that students learn through problem-solving and participation as opposed to being taught by rote. Its unique innovative and effective way of teaching through observing real-life conversations and takes a fun approach to learning the language that will motivate independent and non-vocational learners. Focusing on four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), it contains 12 chapters of worksheets and activities on vocabulary and grammar usage, and conversations in the context of formal and informal college daily life, business and travel. Contents include: Exchanging opinions, Evaluating facts, Permission and obligation, What would you do?, Comparison, Your way of thinking, When to do what?, Perspective, Adding implications, Giving and receiving, Describing changes and Describing how things and people appear to be.
Dr. Eriko Sato is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She teaches Japanese language, linguistics and pedagogy as well as translation studies and acquisition of Asian languages. She serves as the adviser for teacher education program for Japanese. Dr. Sato developed numerous courses including the first online Japanese course at her University. She has also authored or co-authored a number of books for teaching and learning Japanese including Contemporary Japanese, Japanese Demystified, Japanese for Dummies, Complete Japanese Grammar, Basic Japanese, Basic Japanese: Introduction of the Structure of Japanese, Essential Japanese Grammar, My First Japanese Kanji Book, and Learning Japanese Kanji.