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Texts and Teaching Aids

5,Texts and Teaching Aids


It is often said that a language text is only as good as the teacher using it, but there is really no substitute for carefully worked-out materials that the teacher knows very well.
 We have developed out texts over the years from actual practical teaching and avoid pitfalls - such as the untimely introduction of difficult vocabulary - that necessitate explanations in the student's own language. The objective is to force students to think in Japanese as much and as soon as possible.
Our basic text has been set down in a common-sense, logical order that pays careful attention to degree of difficulty and usage in daily life. lt is modelled along direct method lines and lessons are conducted almost exclusively in Japanese. We focus on teaching you the essentials of dail
conversation so that before very long you can handle many of the regular expressions and vocabulary necessary for simple daily activities.
From data obtained from students in the past, we estimate that by the end of 150-180 lessons you will competent enough to manage your social and domestic affairs and much of your business in Japanese.

But, as any language teacher will tell you, a teaching method must be as alive and as flexible as the language itself if it is to cope with new problems and develop new techniques. For this, constant background research is needed to provide teachers with new approaches to problems and with a pool of new materials. At Nihongo Institute this is supplied through the work we put into our quarterly magazine にほんご (Nihongo), a unique publication specially for students of Japanese. In producing its articles,which include interviews and cover such topics as daily life, culture, history and traditions,
all with careful explanations of grammatical problems and vocabulary, we find ourselves constantly getting new ideas and approaches which we are able to employ in improving our teaching methods and techniques.



 
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