Hai! 4 Student Book

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Hai! 4 Student Book

By Sue Burnham, Michael Sedunary
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Hai! provides a fresh, easy-to-use choice for busy teachers of Japanese. With six semester-length, topic-based stages, Hai! is geared to the crucial middle years where student motivation and experience of progress are so important.

In Hai! 4, students meet Jake who is spending a year at Susono East Junior High School, near Mt Fuji. Students learn about school life and club activities in Japan through Jake's informative and lively emails.

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Contributing Authors: Sue Burnham, Michael Sedunary, Takanori Hayakawa, Trudi Sampson, Yoshie Burrows, Teruko Sharif, Ayumi Dalpadado, Elise Wackett and Margaret McIntyre
  • Stimulating topics that integrate language and culture in clever and amusing ways to accommodate different student abilities and learning styles.
  • Original photographs taken on location
  • Range of extended oral activities
  • Seven kanji introduced, bringing the total number of kanji for Hai! 1 - Hai! 4, to 43.
Target audience
Middle Secondary
Series overview
Hai! is an easy-to-use course, tailored to the crucial middle years where student motivation, participation and experience of progress are so important. Each of the six topic-based stages builds on previously met vocabulary, grammatical structures and script to provide a smooth transition from one stage to the next. Script is introduced in topic-related contexts. On completion of Hai! 1–6, students will be able to read and write hiragana, katakana and 70 kanji.
Table of contents
  • Hai! 4 Go, go !
  • Middle Secondary
  • Unit Topics
  • Let’s go Susono!
  • Count on getting to school!
  • The last time!
  • While we’re on the subject . . .
  • From year to year
  • It’s all in the past