Learn Japanese the fast and fun way – 3rd ed.
Nobuo Akiyama, Carol Akiyama (2010)
A 'start from scratch' course for complete beginners, presented as a kit with Book, CDs, set of flash-cards and small bi-lingual dictionary.
Uses a good range of vocabulary mixed with detailed grammar explanations combined with plenty of practice listening and speaking exercises.
Concentrates on the spoken language only and so would most suit travellers who need just to communicate verbally, or for those who like to learn writing skills separately at a different pace.
JAP CBEG 20 ; JAP CBEG 20:1-4(CD) Open Access