Higher Education

Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Context, 3rd Edition

  • Yukiko Abe Hatasa Hiroshima University
  • Kazumi Hatasa Purdue University; The Japanese School, Middlebury College
  • Seiichi Makino Princeton University
  • ISBN-10: 1285429591  |  ISBN-13: 9781285429595
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $195.75

About

Overview

NAKAMA 1 is a complete, flexible introductory program designed to present the fundamentals of the Japanese language to users. The NAKAMA 1 program focuses on proficiency-based language learning, emphasizes practical communication and student interaction, and fosters the development of all four language skills and cultural awareness. Thematically organized chapters focus on high-frequency communicative situations and introduce students to the Japanese language and its three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Maintaining the program's balanced approach, the new edition features updated technology resources, updated culture, and contemporary vocabulary to enhance both teaching and learning.

Features and Benefits

  • Comprehensive vocabulary presentations support acquisition with illustrations and captions, the chapter dialogue, clear explanations, and follow-up activities.
  • Clear, easy-to-follow grammar explanations stress language functions and highlight their use and appropriateness in social interactions.
  • Listening and communication sections contain strategies and activities to promote listening and speaking skills; an icon in the Listening section directs students to activities found on both the In-Text Audio CD and Student Website.
  • Readings immediately following the Kanji section include author-generated texts that provide practice and reading strategies.
  • Early introduction of language describing everyday activities encourages students to talk about their daily lives early in the course.
  • Integration sections concluding each chapter provide practice and role-play opportunities to reinforce comprehension.

Table of Contents

1. The Japanese Sound System and Hiragana.
2. Greetings and Introductions.
3. Daily Routines.
4. Japanese Cities.
5. Japanese Homes.
6. Leisure Time.
7. Favorite Things and Activities.
8. Shopping.
9. Restaurants and Invitations.
10. My Family.
11. Seasons and Weather.
12. Annual Events.

What's New

  • 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.
  • Activities have been revised to include more pair and group activities.
  • The new edition provides the latest technological offerings from Cengage, including the iLrn Heinle Learning Center.
  • Updated and expanded cultural content presents profiles of contemporary Japanese lifestyles, illustrated with abundant realistic photos and accompanied by questions that develop cultural awareness.
  • New instructor annotations have been added throughout the program, offering instructors additional activities in addition to relevant cultural and linguistic insights.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305126106  | ISBN-13: 9781305126107

List Price = $319.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $240.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Context
    List Price = $260.95  | CengageBrain Price = $260.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $195.75
  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75


Bundle: Text + SAM + Premium Web Site Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305126890  | ISBN-13:  9781305126893

List Price = $365.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $275.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Context
    List Price = $260.95  | CengageBrain Price = $260.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $195.75
  • SAM
    List Price = $98.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25
  • Premium Web Site Printed Access Card
    List Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.25


Bundle: Text + SAM + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 Months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  130542624X | ISBN-13:  9781305426245

List Price = $418.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $315.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Nakama 1: Japanese Communication Culture Context
    List Price = $260.95  | CengageBrain Price = $260.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $195.75
  • SAM
    List Price = $98.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25
  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75


Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"One of the most well-written Japanese textbooks published in the U.S."

— Takashi Ebira, Salt Lake Community College

"NAKAMA is surely a complete program. It is very user-friendly and informative. I like [that] it teaches some communicative strategies. It offers more than what I expected [from] a Japanese textbook."

— Kwimi Taylor, University of West Florida

"[I] like the technical support that will enhance students' interactive communicative ability, which is not easily attainable outside [the] classroom."

— Ritsuko Heath, University of California, Davis

"... the exercises and activities that follow each new grammar point are instrumental in reinforcing what I teach. Most of the activities are fun and creative, and can be adapted to our class needs. This is the strongest aspect of the text and the reason we use it in our university."

— Laurie Arizumi, University of Alabama

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

NAKAMA 1 POWERLECTURE TESTINGAUDIO CD (COMPONENT ONLY)  (ISBN-10: 1285432797 | ISBN-13: 9781285432793)

Testing Audio CD to accompany the Testing Program in the Instructor Resource Materials accessible via the Instructor Companion Site or iLrn™.

SAM  (ISBN-10: 1285433459 | ISBN-13: 9781285433455)

Designed to reinforce the association of sound, syntax, and meaning, the SAM includes out-of-class practice of the material presented in the textbook. The Workbook section focuses on written vocabulary, grammar, kanji and writing practice. The Lab Manual section focuses on pronunciation and listening comprehension, including Dict-a-Conversation dictation activities.

List Price = $98.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25

Premium Web Site Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285432452 | ISBN-13: 9781285432458)

Resources like downloadable text audio and Student Activity Manual audio clips in mp3 format, and downloadable video clips in mp4 format are available on this site. The password-protected instructor's section provides instructional tips and resources, including the video transcript and grammar presentation PowerPoints. Instant access can be purchased at http://www.CengageBrain.com.

List Price = $35.00  | CengageBrain Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.00

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 Months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285457390 | ISBN-13: 9781285457390)

This dynamic all-in-one diagnostic, tutorial, assessment, assignment, and course management system saves you time and enhances your students' language-learning experience. Everything your students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this online system, including an fully interactive eBook, companion videos, integrated textbook activities, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive practice activities, a trackable self-test study tool, and interactive VoiceBoard, and more. The Share It! feature enables uploading and sharing of files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows students to create text or voice comments and rate their classmates' uploaded material. For instructors, iLrn™ features solutions organized around quick and easy execution of administrative tasks such as setting up an entire term's work in minutes, managing students' varying skill levels, assigning audio-enhanced tests and activities, accessing students' grades, and more. For online purchase only.

List Price = $145.00  | CengageBrain Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00

Student Supplements

SAM  (ISBN-10: 1285433459 | ISBN-13: 9781285433455)

Designed to reinforce the association of sound, syntax, and meaning, the SAM includes out-of-class practice of the material presented in the textbook. The Workbook section focuses on written vocabulary, grammar, kanji and writing practice. The Lab Manual section focuses on pronunciation and listening comprehension, including Dict-a-Conversation dictation activities.

List Price = $98.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25

Premium Web Site Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285432452 | ISBN-13: 9781285432458)

Student resources include downloadable text audio and Student Activity Manual audio clips in mp3 format, downloadable video clips in mp4 format. Instant access can be purchased at http://www.CengageBrain.com.

List Price = $35.00  | CengageBrain Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.00

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 Months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285457390 | ISBN-13: 9781285457390)

This dynamic all-in-one diagnostic, tutorial, assessment, assignment, and course management system saves you time and enhances your language-learning experience. Everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this online system, including an fully interactive eBook, companion videos, integrated textbook activities, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive practice activities, a trackable self-test study tool, and interactive VoiceBoard, and more. The Share It! feature enables uploading and sharing of files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows you to create text or voice comments and rate their classmates' uploaded material. For online purchase only.

List Price = $145.00  | CengageBrain Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.