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ERIC Number: ED332926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 220
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-930141-37-7
Omiyage. 1990 Revised Edition.
Turkovich, Marilyn; And Others
A workbook for learning about Japan, its people, and its culture through a broad exploration of the Japanese language is presented. The aim of the book is not to teach the student to speak Japanese; language is used primarily as a vehicle for teaching about Japanese culture. The book is divided into six chapters: (1) A world of words: imports and exports; (2) Breaking the code: Japanese reading and writing; (3) It's a matter of meaning: Japanese manners; (4) Kotowaza (proverbs and sayings); (5) Food for thought: the nature of food; and (6) Oasobi (games and songs). Each chapter has background information and activities. In addition, there are some extra sections included in each chapter: tape listening, historical notes, cultural notes, and updates. The workbook can be used independently, in small groups, or with an entire class. It can be made available in a learning center in its entirety or it can be disassembled and parts of it used to supplement a program of study on Japan or the Japanese language. (DB)
World Eagle, Inc., 64 Washburn Avenue, Wellesley, MA 02181.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan