A communicative program in contemporary Japanese for beginning students "NTC's Basic Japanese," Level 1 (William) encourages your students to use Japanese from the beginning as they learn to talk about themselves and the world around them. "Hiragana" and "katakana" are gradually introduced and a number of "kanji" are introduced for recognition only. Useful reference includes a vocabulary checklist, a "kanji" checklist, and complete "hiragana" and "katakana" charts. Each level offers materials for a full year of study to develop and reinforce listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This book is hardcover, 71/2 " × 10" , and 360 pages in length.Williams, Lynn is the author of 'Ntc's Basic Japanese A Communicative Program in Contemporary Japanese Level 1' with ISBN 9780844284330 and ISBN 0844284335.