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Boost your language skills with this time travel-themed book Using an integrated set of multimedia tools, this book's exciting new approach to Japanese teaches you to speak, read and write the language naturally. Intermediate Japanese continues the story of Kiara, an American student who travels through time to exciting periods in Japan's past--learning to speak, read and write the language along the way. Her adventures allow her to meet fascinating people and visit famous places. The book's manga-style drawings and photos make the learning process fun Intermediate Japanese introduces 150 additional Kanji characters and teaches you to form and understand conversational sentences. Free online audio recordings complement the book, helping you to develop good pronunciation and comprehension skills. Whether you are planning to travel to Japan, preparing for your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, or learning Japanese for the sheer joy of it, Intermediate Japanese will bring you one step closer to fluency.
About the Author
Michael L. Kluemper has been teaching Japanese language and visual arts since 1999. He served as a board member for the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers from 2001-08 and has been involved in long-term planning committees for the council as well as ACTFL (The American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages). Today, Kluemper is a College Board Consultant for the AP Japanese program and lives in Louisville, KY. Lisa Berkson was introduced to Japan as a Rotary exchange student in high school. After earning her B.A. from Georgetown University, she returned to Kyoto for two years to study Japanese and teach English. Later, she worked actively with the Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese. AITJ honored her by nominating her for Japanese language teacher of the year in 2007. She lives in Mesa, Arizona.