Level 2, Volume 1

Let's Read Japanese

AuthorsS. Takasaki, A. Yamanaka-Binns

IllustratorsPeter Daly, Kotaro Chiba, Nancy Lane, Pana Stamos, Judith Loske

RRP: £19.99


This first volume of five stories ranges from a retelling of the traditional story of The Grateful Crane or the ever-popular Snow Queen to original new stories that introduce the reader to the language and culture of today’s Japan. By the end of this collection the reader will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.

Texts are graded, ie vocabulary and grammar are controlled, so that learners of Japanese can start enjoying reading a ’story’ from the early stage of their learning. The Let’s Read Japanese series provides the ideal complement to the student's Japanese learning with a selection of books which can be read for pleasure.

Level 2 Volume 1 book cover

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Product details

Publisher: Oxford Brookes University; September 2014

Language: Japanese

Levels: A2-2 (CEFR) / Intermediate (ACTFL)

Vocabulary range: 800

Characters per story: 1500-2000

ISBN-13: 978-0-9929299-0-9

Product Dimensions: 234 x 156mm, 84 pages, with full colour illustrations throughout

Editor: Dr Irène Hill

Japanese Supervisor: Suzuko Anai

Design: Syndicut 


"Fantastic series of books to bridge the gap between beginner and advanced Japanese."