A brand-new interior design provides an up-to-date and contemporary look for the materials and enhances the pedagogy.
New photographs, line art, and realia also bring the materials in step with today's contemporary Japanese culture.
Revised activities and cultural content keep the material fresh and up to date.
A new companion Online Learning Center with additional exercises and resources (including the full audio program as Premium Content) further enriches the third edition.
Each chapter of Yookoso! features a cultural theme, around which the vocabulary, activities, grammar, readings, and cultural notes of the chapter are organized.
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are systematically developed in each chapter.
The text offers many functional and real-life reading materials, with accompanying activities.
Student interaction in Japanese is encouraged via partner/pair practice, interview-based activities, and role-playing suggestions.
Highly student-centered, the text provides cultural information and learning hints throughout.
The attractive art program of photographs, line drawings, and realia enhances the material presented.
A companion interactive CD-ROM provides an engaging review of vocabulary and grammar as well as video segments that help facilitate comprehension skills. The result is a fun, interactive language experience that brings Japanese language and culture to life.