Let’s Read Japanese is the first series of Japanese
graded readers linked to the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages. Until
now there have been very limited graded reading materials for Japanese learners and
teachers. The first official series from Oxford Brookes University, Let’s Read Japanese, has been developed
by experienced teachers in Japanese as a foreign language in response to the
vast acceleration in the numbers of learners of Japanese as a foreign language.
A departure from traditional textbooks, the series aims to appeal to both the young and the adult learner of Japanese, providing:
Oxford Brookes University is one of several UK universities offering both a combined and single honours undergraduate programme in Japanese. Brookes has particular expertise in Japanese as a foreign language, with research strength in Japanese Language Pedagogy. Let's Read Japanese is supervised by Suzuko Anai (Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at Oxford Brookes University) and is project managed by Dr Irène Hill (Programme Lead for Modern Languages at Oxford Brookes University). The series benefits from the expertise of consultants from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, located at Oxford Brookes University.
Let’s Read Japanese is a series of six graded
levels, each comprising a set of 10 books. Designed with the help of students
to be entertaining to read and eye-catching, each level includes a re-telling
of famous, classic tales, Japanese legends and poems as well as some new