In Adventures in Japanese Level 2, students begin to use Japanese in their own community, such as at a Japanese restaurant, speaking with a Japanese student, at a part-time job, or when giving directions. As in Level 1, topics that are part of studentsdaily school life are included. Romanization is no longer used, and at the completion of this level, students will have learned 113 kanji. Widely adopted at junior and senior high schools across the U.S. because of its effectiveness, Adventures in Japanese is a user-friendly but comprehensive course that incorporates textbooks, student workbooks, kana workbooks and flashcards, teacher handbooks and audio CDs for a complete and enjoyable introduction to the Japanese language. The title of the series implies fun, and the bookslively illustrations and vivid explanations make language learning enjoyable for students. Speaking, listening, reading and writing are equally stressed throughout, and Cultural Notes make important points about Japanese culture and language use. A Fun Corner--with various culturally related activities from making onigiri (riceballs) to learning Japanese songs--increases the sense of exploration and adventure, and a Japanese Culture Corner feature provides cultural topics for students to explore in depth and compare with their own culture.Hiromi Peterson is the author of 'Adventures in Japanese 2 (C & T Asian language series) (Japanese Edition)' with ISBN 9780887273407 and ISBN 0887273408.