GENKI Japanese Readers is an elementary extensive reading resource. Its 46 readings cover a broad range of material, including funny stories, scary tales, Japanese folk tales, and introductions to places in Japan. The grammar and vocabulary correspond to the content of the popular GENKI elementary Japanese series. Each reader is written in simple Japanese so that learners can enjoy reading them without relying on a dictionary.
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・L1-1 メアリーさんのともだち Mary's Friends (276)
・L1-2 はじめまして Nice to Meet You (292)
・L2-1 さくらだいがく Sakura University (335)
・L2-2 100えんショップ 100-Yen Shop (201)
・L3-1 今日は日曜日 Today's Sunday (168)
・L3-2 おかえりなさい Welcome Home (213)
・L4-1 たけしさんの週末 Takeshi's Weekend (381)
・L4-2 ロバートさんのゴールデンウィーク Robert's Golden Week (547)
・L5-1 沖縄旅行 A Trip to Okinawa (353)
・L5-2 動物の島 Animal Islands (541)
・L6-1 クラス旅行 ー奈良ー Class Trip to Nara (552)
・L6-2 バザー Bazaar (594)
- The grammar items and vocabulary of two GENKI Japanese Readers titles correspond to those of a single GENKI textbook lesson.
Example: GENKI Japanese Readers L5-1 (A Trip to Okinawa) and L5-2 (Animal Islands)
→These two titles use grammar studied in the first five lessons of the GENKI textbook. Also, at least 95% of the text of both titles is made up of vocabulary studied in those lessons.
- Every title is in full color. Ample illustrations and photos aid the learner’s understanding of the text.
- Furigana are provided for all kanji.
- Audio recordings are available for all titles. These can enhance the learner’s experience and pleasure through uses such as reading while listening, or reading after listening.