☆ Read ✓ Japanese from Zero! 1: Proven Methods to Learn Japanese with Integrated Workbook and Online Support by Mr. George Trombley Ä Often Japanese books are split into two with the main book and a workbook I happen to see the Japanese From Zero book as a complement to Georges YouTube channel with such videos as Japanese in 5 minutes as well as the many hours of YouTube video touching on each chapter of the books you are able to read the chapter in the book and watch along with the video as well how many other books offer such a rich learning environment The book is well presented in large text which I find useful, especially for absolute beginners, as other Japanese text books I ve read tend to have small, light text smaller, narrower font size which can be challenging to read if you aren t comfortable with either HIragana or Katakana two of the three writing systems used in Japan The pages are also not crammed full, this could be a slight
I ve been learning Japanese with this book and his youtube channel and website which I only found out AFTER doing half the book and I love it It s easy to understand he keeps the pace and it makes it very easy for people to understand why and how the Japanese language works With this book, in particular, you learn the alphabet progressively BUT I have learned Hiragana and Katakana before I started this book Would I say one is better than the other No with this book you use the characters you have learned so far in each chapter and you add onto them progressively whereas I just studied the alphabets and then hit the book.
It s a great resource, i recommend his youtube channel too as well as the website it gives you a great all round experience and especially when you Ve studied the book, listen to his youtube because stuff makes a helluva lot sense Amazing book George is such a helpful teacher not just in regards to hiragana and grammar, but teaching the culturally acceptable way to say things For example, who would have known to never say Sayounara as a normal goodbye Truly helpful progressive system, and excellently staggered book Also goes perfectly with his free YouTube videos that take you through each lesson and teach you even.
You can really tell George is passionate about languages, teaching and learning This is what got me into Japanese, and I ll forever be grateful