Contemporary Japanese: A Text for College Students
is designed for beginning students of Japanese language at the university level. It is designed for use in the classroom as well as for self-study. Each lesson is based on a single communicative objective and makes much use of the discovery (guess and try) approach so that students learn through problem-solving and participation as opposed to rote memorization. Its unique innovative and effective way of teaching through observing real-life conversations takes a fun approach to learning the language that will motivate independent and non-vocational learners.
Eriko Sato, Ph.D, teaches at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.