Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Book Launch: Let's Read Japanese

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The Japan Foundation, London


‘Let’s Read Japanese’ is a series of graded readers for learners of Japanese. Texts are graded, ie. vocabulary and grammar are controlled, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). The series was born out of feedback from students saying they wanted accessible yet interesting materials that adult learners could read for pleasure. The books are also designed to introduce them to Japanese culture through legends, classic tales and poems. There are new stories and original illustrations. The Let’s Read Japanese series supplements any textbooks as it complements Japanese learning.

In this special book launch, the series’ Japanese supervisors Suzuko Anai and Keiko Ikeshiro will introduce the concept of Let’s Read Japanese, describing the making of the first publication of A2-1 stories, and explain how Let’s Read Japanese could be used in the classroom.

There will be a small reception after the talk and an opportunity to purchase copies at a special price.

Venue: The Japan Foundation, London, 6th Floor, Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5EH

Booking: This event is free but please reserve a place by contacting