Offers specific and practical information on different aspects of teaching Japanese, particularly helpful to new teachers.


This handbook is designed for new instructors of elementary Japanese at the college level, although teachers at the secondary-school level may also find many parts of this manual useful. [xiii] It contains 16 illustrations of handouts, homework assignments, and reading passages, plus many examples of test questions and sentences for teaching pronunciation, the writing system, reading, speaking, and listening comprehension.

Mutsuko Endo Simon is Professor of Japanese and Linguistics and Director of the Japanese Program at Michigan State University.