Nakama 2, Enhanced

  • AUTHORS: Yukiko Abe Hatasa; Kazumi Hatasa; Seiichi Makino
  • ISBN-13: 9781285453743 
  • 592 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition
  • ©2015     Published
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About The Product

NAKAMA 2 is the second part of a two-year proficiency-oriented program that emphasizes practical communication and the development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. The eleven thematic chapters, plus one preliminary chapter, focus on high-frequency communication situations; while chapter dialogues illustrate typical daily events representative in Japanese life and provide realistic contexts in which to learn vocabulary and grammar.


  • NAKAMA 2, Enhanced Second Edition includes expanded online resources. The new iLrn: Heinle Learning Center, a dynamic all-in-one diagnostic, tutorial, assessment, assignment, and course management system saves you time and enhances your students' language-learning experience.
  • Revised dialogues, exercises, and vocabulary presentations reflect current cultural practices and social situations typical of students in Japan; Dialogue Phrase Notes provide more detailed explanations for expressions used.
  • The enhanced and expanded art program features culturally authentic manga-style illustrations that reflect contemporary Japanese culture.
  • High frequency, streamlined kanji lists encourages the recognition of, and emphasis on commonly used kanji as a follow-up to their earlier introduction in the second edition of NAKAMA 1.
  • New online content provides website resources and activities for instructors and students as well as premium interactive activities, audio and video.

About the Contributor

  • Yukiko Abe Hatasa

    Yukiko Abe Hatasa received her Ph.D. in linguistics in 1992 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has taught all levels of Japanese for over twenty-five years, and has worked on curriculum development and teacher training in five major institutions in the US, Australia, and Japan. She is known nationwide as one of the premier Japanese methodologists in the US and Japan. She is currently a professor of Japanese pedagogy at Hiroshima University.

  • Kazumi Hatasa

    Kazumi Hatasa received his Ph.D. in education in 1989 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently a professor at Purdue University and Director of the Japanese School at Middlebury College. He is recognized internationally for his work in software development for the Japanese language and distributes most of his work as freeware over the Internet.

  • Seiichi Makino

    Seiichi Makino received his Ph.D. in linguistics in 1968 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an internationally prominent Japanese linguist and scholar who is recognized throughout the world for his scholarship and for his many publications. Before beginning his tenure at Princeton University in 1991, he taught Japanese language, linguistics, and culture at the University of Illinois while training lower division language coordinators. He is an experienced ACTFL oral proficiency trainer in Japanese and frequently trains Japanese instructors internationally in proficiency-oriented instruction and in the administration of the Oral Proficiency Interview. Professor Makino has been the Academic Director of the Japanese Pedagogy M.A. Summer Program at Columbia University since 1996. He also directs the Princeton-in-Ishikawa Summer Program. In 2014, the Japanese government honored Dr. Seiichi Makino with a decoration: The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for his outstanding contributions in the mutual academic exchanges between Japan and the United States and the development of Japanese language education.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Chapter.
1. Health.
2. Travel Plans.
3. Preparing for the Future.
4. Asking for Favors.
5. Asking for and Giving Directions.
6. Gifts.
7. Cooking.
8. Rumors.
9. Culture and Customs.
10. Complaints and Apologies.
11. Talking about Employment.

New to this Edition

  • Updated and expanded cultural content presents profiles of contemporary Japanese lifestyles, illustrated with abundant realistic photos and accompanied by questions that develop cultural awareness.

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  • iLrn Language Learning Center 4 Terms (24 Months) + Bound Book
    ISBN-10: 1305613031 | ISBN-13: 9781305613034
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