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Rosetta Stone Japanese Level 1 & 2 Set
Our complete set offers Beginner through Advanced instruction with over 8000 real-life images and phrases in 210 lessons. Japanese Levels 1 & 2 provide up to 550 hours of mastery instruction in Listening Comprehension, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. Previews, exercises and tests accompany every lesson with automated tutorials throughout the program. Some of the covered topics include Greetings and Conversation; People and Talking; Travel, Transportation and Transactions; Directions; Food, Eating and Drinking; Family Relationships; Telling Time; Numbers to One Hundred; Clothing and Dress; Vehicles, Furniture and Instruments; Shopping and Dining Out; Common Social Conventions; Calendar Conventions; A Complete Reference Section of Commonly Used Terms; Japanese Level 1 & 2, Personal Edition set comes complete with illustrated User's Guides and Curriculum Text books.
A Comparison of Japanese Dictionaries.
"A Database of CJK Characters and Compounds Related to East Asian Cultural, Political, and Intellectual History.
Chief Editor: Charles Muller, Toyo Gakuen University
Japanese Text Initiative
"The Japanese Text Initiative (JTI) intends to put online on the Web texts of classical Japanese literature in Japanese characters. Our primary audience is English-speaking scholars and students. Where possible, the Japanese texts will be accompanied by English translations. All JTI texts will be tagged in Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) according to Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standards, and converted to HTML for display on the Web. An important purpose is to make JTI texts in both Japanese and English searchable, both individually and as a group."
(University of Virginia / University of Pittsburgh)
Jim Breen's Japanese Page
This most academic of the general directories. Included is his EDICT Project, a Japanese/English dictionary file with over 60,000 entries. His software and dictionary sections are particularly help.
Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Server
"...has English and Japanese searches on EDICT, KANJIDIC, etc. as well as Kanji selection by a wide range of keys. It also has a multi-radical kanji selection feature."
"This Java applet will help you learn the 500 most commonly occuring Japanese Kanji. If you would like to use an online dictionary to learn more and study other Kanji, please try Kiki's Kanji Dictionary which has thousands more."
Kiki's Kanji Dictionary
"Kiki's Dictionary is very different from other online dictionaries, such as WWWJDIC. Kiki lets you 'browse' to learn useful kanji and compounds, rather than searching for a single kanji and viewing it out of context."
Learning the Japanese Language
A nice collection of "Selected Learning Japanese Sites" if you can get past the annoying animation.
Nihongo: Japanese Language
Includes an easy to use E-J / J-E dictionary
The Japanese Language
A reprint from Microsoft Encarta.
By Shigeru Miyagawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Japanese Writing Tutor
"This page is meant to help students of Japanese practice their writing skills. By following along with the motion of several animated GIF files, you can hone your writing skills."
By Blake Edward Sterzinger
"Written Japanese online Tutorials. 144-page katakana tutorial, Japanese Ministry of Education's Joyo Kanji complete with etymology, stroke order, movies, and mood music. Links to books, software, and free stuff. Also see the Japanese Paper Maker online program to make your own calligraphy practice paper or posters."
Japanese Language and Culture Network - MIT
"...an on-line community of Japanese language teaching professionals involved in teaching Japanese at the pre-college level."
University of Washington - Technical Japanese Program
The University of Washington's unique Master's Program
"TJMP is a two-year Master's degree program combining the study of Engineering and Japanese."
Maintained by Mike Madin.
Academic Info http://www.academicinfo.net/japanlang.html
Online Degree Information
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