Japanese for Busy People

An alternative to Genki or other textbooks. Offers basic lessons and exercises. Each chapter excists of a few lessons which cover basic situations as introducing yourself to your business partners, visiting a store, asking for directions, etc. At the end of each lesson there are some exercises, which have you repeat the previous lesson several times. While these exercises may seem a bit boring, it helps to actually do them. The book is accompanied by a CD which features native Japanese speakers.

The first book is available in both romaji and kana.

Paid: Paid
Practicing skill: Listening, Speaking
Japanese level: Beginner