The Japanese From Zero! series, which George co-wrote with Yukari Takenaka, was first introduced as a part of the Japanese From Zero! e-Book Reading Series to students, educators and the media. Since then, the From Zero! series has been adopted as one of the primary teaching sources for students of Japanese in over 50 countries. It is taught in classrooms, language schools and institutes around the world.
The lesson planning and lessons themselves are organized in such a way that they can be integrated within a classroom environment. The help that can be found at the beginning of each lesson can be used to either prepare the students for the lesson, or set them off in a direction that will likely enhance their learning of Japanese as a Foreign Language. The lessons are designed to be fun and easy for students, but they are also full of information that is accessible to native and non-native speakers alike. The goal of the From Zero! series is to provide a solid foundation for students with Japanese as a foreign language. Because the lessons are designed to be integrated within a classroom environment, they can be adapted to individual needs, tastes and aspirations. Some teachers adapt the lessons using only the textbook; others use only the CDs.
From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing system. 3d9ccd7d82