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ERIC Number: ED345516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 265
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating Effectively in Japanese for Business. Second Year.
Hijirida, Kyoko; Sato, Carrie N.
Designed for university students majoring in business with specific occupational goals involving the tourist industry, this textbook was developed to meet both academic and society needs by providing a clear relationship between the Japanese language class and the student's major field of study. The textbook focuses on three objectives: to produce individuals who can communicate and interact professionally with the Japanese visitor; to nurture intercultural understanding in order to deal empathetically with the Japanese visitor; and to provide the basis for further interaction and encouragement of language learning. The contents reflect the performance/goal oriented nature of the students and consist of five topics: airport, hotel, restaurant, shops, and scenic points. Each lesson aims to provide basic skills in speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and exposure to cultural information and limited writing skills. The text is used in the Japanese 211 course, "Japanese for Travel Industry Management and Business Majors" at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and represents the first semester of the second year level. Kanji is included in the text for passive learning, and supplemental instructional materials are provided for reading and writing skills, including English translations of sample dialogues. (LB)
NFLRC Publications, National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii, Webster 203, 2528 The Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Second Language Teaching and Curriculum Center.