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ALC Press Inc, a company famous for producing distance learning and language learning material, recently released two textbooks for Japanese language learners.

The first, focusing on onsei, spoken Japanese, includes downloadable listening material and the content starts from basic lessons and gradually gets more advanced.

The second one focuses on bunpo, or grammar, and is written by a Japanese teacher who has taught over 1,000 students whose first language is not Japanese.

Using his experience as a teacher, the author sought to find the reasons for the particular errors Japanese language learners are prone to, and made thorough explanations in the book to lessen such misunderstandings.

Price: ¥2,160 each.

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Great. Where are these gems available?

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I'll have to check them out. I hope there's some video to see the target languages in practice.

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These look great - can you please add a link how to order? Thank you.

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dronmccoy:

Here you are.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2-%E3%82%88%E3%81%8F%E3%82%8F%E3%81%8B%E3%82%8B%E6%96%87%E6%B3%95-%E8%97%A4%E5%8E%9F-%E9%9B%85%E6%86%B2/dp/4757430949/ref=zg_bs_746100_8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DFT7H1Y9J4WH6FD5D7R7

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2-%E3%82%88%E3%81%8F%E3%82%8F%E3%81%8B%E3%82%8B%E9%9F%B3%E5%A3%B0-%E6%9D%BE%E5%B4%8E-%E5%AF%9B/dp/4757430930/ref=pd_sbs_0_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=4757430930&pd_rd_r=a9e0fb97-d82a-11e8-a683-a1f9407c1049&pd_rd_w=nFyOB&pd_rd_wg=VK9jc&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=AN1VRQENFRJN5&pf_rd_p=cda7018a-662b-401f-9c16-bd4ec317039e&pf_rd_r=2Q100FWKBTEG5K4WSB25&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=2Q100FWKBTEG5K4WSB25

or:

https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/bestsellers/books/746100/ref=zg_bs_nav_b_4_523906

No. 8 and No. 19 on the best-sellers list

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drronmccoy:

Sorry, I left out an "r" in your user name in my first message.

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Er, these books are targeted at teachers of Japanese.

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Having worked for ALC several years ago, their books are not aimed at students of Japanese, but teachers.

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Having worked for ALC several years ago, their books are not aimed at students of Japanese, but teachers.

Thank you and PerformingMonkey for checking. From my experiences, I recommend the Japanese for Busy People series. They helped me to skip my 1st and part of my 2nd level Japanese classes.

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I recommend the Pimsleur tapes to master a beginner level in any language. I started learning Japanese from them and have also picked up a basic understanding of Korean, Czech, Polish, Dutch, German & Portuguese from them. Beyond that, it's the effort you're prepared to put in to go further.

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These links are more a more reasonable length:

The yellow and orange grammar book:

http://amzn.asia/d/09WknZl

The light blue and green speaking book:

http://amzn.asia/d/ebZbE8W

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