'Teach Yourself Japanese' is a lively and accessible introduction to everyday spoken and written Japanese. This book/CD pack offers the opportunity to learn to read, listen to and speak Japanese script whilst also featuring the more familiar romajji (roman) script, in which all grammar explanations of Japanese terms are written. Topics covered in the course include Japanese name conventions, workplace, transport, media, aspects of modern society and environmental issues, and the language is taught via realistic and interesting dialogues. The accompanying audio CDs allow listeners to hear authentic Japanese spoken by native Japanese speakers in everyday situations. They provide approximately 2 hours of listening material. The CDs (978 0 340 94171 3) and book (978 0 340 94173 7) can also be purchased separately. Previous edition: 9780340870808
Helen Gilhooly has lived and worked in Japan and has extensive experience of teaching Japanese and writing materials for learners of all ages. She has an MA and PGCE in Japanese and is currently the Language College Director of Aldercar Community Language College in Derbyshire. She is also a teacher trainer of Japanese at Nottingham University.