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Need conversation text for LOW-level Japanese college sts.

 
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petemauser



Joined: 04 Jan 2007
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Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Need conversation text for LOW-level Japanese college sts. Reply with quote

I teach conversation to first-year college students lacking in both motivation and English skills. My classes are due to increase next year from once to twice a week, so I'm going to need a longer textbook than the one I'm currently using. I considered Talk a Lot, Book One, as it's advertised as a "false beginner" text, but even that looks too difficult for my students. (Most annoying is that the instructions for each activity are many times more difficult than the target content itself--what's the point?)

I'm hoping to find a book or set of two books that includes at least some of the activity instructions in Japanese, and that provides a Japanese glossary or has Japanese superscript above the difficult words. Lacking that, I'd at least like to find something a little more basic than what I generally see for university students--perhaps something similar in style to Talk a Lot, but easier. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks to all.
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