Japanese for Busy People III

Revised 3rd Edition

  • The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT)
Japanese for Busy People III

1 CD included
Size: 265×190 mm, 770 g
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
ISBN10: 1-56836-403-2
ISBN13: 978-1-56836-403-2
Release date: May 15, 2012

List price: $32.00

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In the 22 years since its publication, Japanese for Busy People has won acclaim worldwide as an effective, easy-to-understand textbook, either for classroom use or for independent study. Now, in its first revision in more than a decade, the series has been redesigned, updated, and consolidated to meet the needs of today's students and businesspeople who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time.

With Japanese for Busy People iii: Revised 3rd Edition, students will learn all the grammar necessary for initiating, carrying out, and concluding daily conversations, in both casual and business settings. The book introduces a range of sentence patterns for expressing suppositions, impressions, and beliefs; indicating cause, reason, or purpose; describing changes; making suggestions; stating decisions or intentions; and for apologizing and making excuses. In addition, it teaches passive, causative, and causativepassive constructions; honorific and humble speech; and special expressions for the giving and receiving of objects and services.

Japanese for Busy People III: Revised 3rd Edition features:

  • A free CD containing 73 minutes of listening practice based on 126 dialogues introduced in the book
  • 150 kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese), with ample space to practice writing them
  • Over 120 illustrations to make the learning process both fun and effective
  • 16 reading exercises
  • Quizzes that allow learners to test their understanding
  • Usage, culture, and style notes

The Japanese for Busy People series has been prepared under the guidance of a working group of experienced language instructors who reviewed and tested the material in their classrooms.



Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

  • Revised 3rd Edition, Kana Version Text
    paperback, 328 pages, CD included
    ISBN-13: 978-1-56836-403-2
  • The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition
    paperback, 144 pages, CD included
    ISBN-13: 978-4-7700-3036-8

Volume 2 & 3

About the Authors

THE ASSOCIATION FOR JAPANESE-LANGUAGE TEACHING (AJALT) was established to meet the practical needs of people who wish to communicate effectively in Japanese. In 1977 it was recognized as a nonprofit organization by Japan's Ministry of Education. In 1992 it was awarded the Japan Foundation Special Prize. AJALT maintains a website at www.ajalt.org .