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Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 1
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This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.
As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

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Languages
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Portland State University
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Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 1
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For more accessible and classroom-friendly (Word and PDF) versions of this book, please view and download them at PDXScholar. This Pressbook version primarily exists to encourage others to adapt and adopt Beginning Japanese for Professionals using Pressbooks. This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Corresponding audio files are available for free online via PDXScholar and PSU Media Space.

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This is the first book in a three-book series and includes Lessons 0 through 4. Book 2 and Book 3 are available for free download at PDXScholar.

This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

Corresponding audio files are available for free online.

Publication of this book was made possible by Portland State University Library PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant program.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Languages
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Textbook
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Portland State University
Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
10/11/2021
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 2
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This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Portland State University
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Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 2
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For more accessible and classroom-friendly (Word and PDF) versions of this book, please view and download them at PDXScholar. This Pressbook version primarily exists to encourage others to adapt and adopt Beginning Japanese for Professionals using Pressbooks. This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Corresponding audio files are available for free online via PDXScholar and PSU Media Space.

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This is the second book in a three-book series and includes Lessons 0 through 4. https://doi.org/10.15760/pdxopen-14“>Book 1 and Book 3 are available for free download at PDXScholar. Book 1 is also available as a Pressbook.

This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

https://media.pdx.edu/tag/tagid/beginning%20japanese%201″>Corresponding audio files are available for free via PSU Mediaspace.

Publication of this book was made possible by Portland State University Library PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant program.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Portland State University
Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
10/11/2021
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 3
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This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
07/03/2019
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 3
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For more accessible and classroom-friendly (Word and PDF) versions of this book, please view and download them at PDXScholar. This Pressbook version primarily exists to encourage others to adapt and adopt Beginning Japanese for Professionals using Pressbooks. This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Corresponding audio files are available for free online via PDXScholar and PSU Media Space.

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This is the third book in a three-book series and includes Lessons 9 through 10. Book 1 and Book 2 are available for free download at PDXScholar and also available as Pressbooks.

This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

Corresponding audio files are available for free via PSU Mediaspace.

Publication of this book was made possible by Portland State University Library PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant program.

Word Count: 26454

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
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Provider:
Portland State University
Date Added:
01/26/2024
Beginning Korean 1
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The Beginning Korean 1 textbook is designed for elementary Korean learners to practice and learn how to communicate in Korean. It provides basic grammar, vocabulary, and discourse information that are essential to beginning level students.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Iowa
Author:
Jeehae Yoo
Joung-A Park
Sang-Seok Yoon
Date Added:
06/27/2022
Beginning Korean. Activity Book 1
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The Korean Activity Book 1 is designed to provide various useful materials for practicing Korean. This book is ideal for learners at the Novice Low to Novice High levels who want to practice writing and pronouncing hangeul, communicate in Korean by creating sentences using basic grammar and vocabulary, and understand and create simple conversations that are useful in everyday conversations. The Korean Activity Book 1 is not a textbook, so it does not include lengthy explanations on grammar or vocabulary. However, it includes a lot of resources of natural conversations and useful vocabularies that are commonly used in contemporary Korean. It also includes useful tips to clarify confusing structures and words & expressions to novice level learners.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Iowa
Provider Set:
Iowa Research Online
Author:
Jeehae Yoo
Joung-A Park
Sang-Seok Yoon
Date Added:
09/09/2020
Beginning Spanish ¡Empecemos por aquí!
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Informed by adult learning theory and social-justice pedagogy, this new OER program focuses on authentic communicative content that is meaningful to students. Its structure supports the needs of inexperienced teaching assistants while also providing flexibility for more experienced instructors. Students are coached about language acquisition, with explicit focus on Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational communication skills. Culture is omnipresent, with OER resources that have been selected with great attention to whose voices are being heard. Representation and inclusion are guiding principles, and tokenism is rejected.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Author:
Jenny Ceciliano
Lisa Notman
Date Added:
02/05/2022
Blended Language Learning: Evidence-Based Trends and Applications
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As research and best practices on the use of Blended Language Learning (BLL) pedagogies and technologies evolve, there is a need to document and share them with the international second and foreign language learning researchers and practitioners. Experts and leaders in the field have contributed chapters to this timely e-book to help guide educators and policy makers on how to successfully design and implement BLL.

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This peer-reviewed e-book comes at an unprecedented moment in online and digital education history, when the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way distance education and remote learning are viewed and practiced. With millions of learners and educators shifting to the online space, discovering the opportunities and challenges of online vis-à-vis offline learning, there has been more interest and appreciation for blending these practices. Blended Learning (BL) is a rapidly developing area of education having tremendous implications for foreign and second language teaching and learning around the globe, particularly in the post-pandemic era that will be characterized by major shifts toward BL and transition to online learning. With the increasing popularity of Blended Language Learning (BLL), there is a need to share with our international colleagues’ research and practice reports pertaining to various aspects of BLL and to disseminate the knowledge of what works, what does not, and why.

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Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
International Association for Blended Learning and Power Learning Solutions
Date Added:
10/21/2021
CALL Principles and Practices
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Since the first version of this book came out in 2005, the field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has grown and changed. This update is the result of some of those changes. Our intent is to place pedagogical goals before technologies, as the literature advises but is not always followed in classrooms. In revising this book, as in the original, we assume that good teachers teach well because they bear in mind certain principles about how they can best help learners to learn language. Placing these principles at the center of attention makes it much easier for teachers to concentrate on the question of what constitutes effective computer-enhanced pedagogy and why.

This book takes as its organizing principles both the system of conditions that are known to support effective language learning and the goals that a variety of standards in the field have set out for us and our students.

Examples throughout the book underscore the need to consider theory in every aspect of the teaching and learning process. Some of the points in this book we have made in other places; other we discovered during the revision process. All told, this text provides a brief picture of what CALL classrooms can be like today. Of course, that could change tomorrow.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Joy Egbert
Seyed Abdollah Shahrokni
Date Added:
12/10/2020
CITOYEN.NE.S: Conversation en Français
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CITOYEN.NE.S is a French language method for the conversation class at the intermediate/ advanced level. Content and activities are built around the concepts of diversity, inclusivity and equity, and engage students to practice French while questioning and participating in the world they live in – to be full citizens whatever their background, their race or their gender identity. As the French spelling of the title indicates, the book embraces écriture inclusive and uses it for instructions and general information for all students.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Author:
Anabelle Dolidon
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Cafe Denj کافه دنج
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Café Denj is 14 episodes of short stories made for Advanced Persian Language Learners. The purpose of producing this series of videos that are all linked together was to help those who are learning modern Persian as well as offering a better understanding of the Persian culture as it is in Iran today.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Languages
Linguistics
Social Science
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Textbook
Author:
Rosa Shahsavari
Anousha Shahsavari
Date Added:
04/15/2020
Cali Chiu: A Course in Valley Zapotec
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The Cali Chiu course is designed to give undergraduates a working command of Valley Zapotec, an indigenous language of Oaxaca, Mexico, also spoken by many immigrants to California. The course presents a new simplified system for writing Valley Zapotec, along with a guide to pronunciation and information on building Valley Zapotec words and sentences. This book provides background material for an instructor’s class lectures, but it can be used for self-study along with the accompanying audio material.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Linguistics
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
Felipe H. Lopez
Pamela Munro
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
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COERLL produces online language learning materials (for example language courses, reference grammars, assessment tools, and corpora) for teachers to adopt, adapt, modify, and share, and also provides professional development tools for teachers. You can browse materials on the COERLL website.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Reading
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
Author:
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
Date Added:
06/29/2016
Chapeau! First-Year French
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Chapeau! is a first-year college text. Although it may appear, at first glance, to move very fast and introduce a large amount of material early, the vocabulary and grammatical structures that we expect students to control actively by the end of the year are limited in accord with our notion of a reasonable application of the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. As a result, while some instructors may be surprised at such things as the absence of the possessive pronoun, no insistence on the use of optional subjunctives, and no active treatment of the relative dont, others may be disturbed by what we still include in a first-year text. What we do expect students to acquire (which is quantitatively less than what we present in the text for them to know about), we believe they will acquire well, providing a sound basis for further study (formal or informal) and permitting us to say to them, both during and at the end of the course, "Chapeau!"

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Denine
Madeleine Kernen
Date Added:
07/10/2019
Chapter 5 The House from Canvas with Links
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Chapter 5 The House House vocabulary and furnitureIl ya  and the verb 'avoir'Possessive adjectives

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Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Sandra Reynolds-Villalobos
Date Added:
04/14/2020