Performing Japanese Culture
NihonGO NOW! is a beginning- and intermediate-level courseware package that takes a performed-culture approach to learning Japanese. This site provides audio files, videos, supplementary exercises, glossary, symbol list, vocabulary flashcards, as well as resources for pitch accent, conjugation practice, and narration (coming soon). We have a teachers’ manual for registered teachers using NOW! (Teacher Registration)
Written by an impressive team of six university professors, the material is based around authentic everyday scenarios that you’re sure to encounter sooner rather than later if you travel to or live in Japan. …This book is good for both self learners, and teachers of Japanese.
Great beginner textbook
I feel like I’m really learning the language not only because there is plenty of informal speech, but because the cultural notes are ingrained into the text and not just as asides. [T]he audio exercises are so great for the development of listening comprehension as well as speech. They can be challenging, but the challenge helps these things to become second nature. … The grammar explanations are jargon free; simple language.
How to study Japanese with NOW!
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Symbol List (Credit: Kanji Alive)
The list of kanji characters are directly connected to Kanji Alive search results to help you practice reading and writing kanji characters.
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Teacher Site (For registered NOW! teachers only)
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