Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2, Workbook

Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2, Workbook

4th Edition
by Hiromi Peterson, Naomi Hirano-Omizo

The Adventures in Japanese Volume 2 workbook develops learning exercises in four major categories:

  • Kanji writing section: Rather than focusing on hiragana and katakana writing styles as in Volume 1, Volume 2 puts sole attention on kanji writing practices and recognition exercises to foster students’ kanji memory.
  • Composition activity: More composition activities are provided to practice taught language points, develop students’ written expression, and enhance their ability to think in Japanese. 
  • End of Lesson Review Worksheets: Corresponding to the textbook, the new review worksheets include tasks related to previously taught grammar, cultural notes, and reading to solidify the language learning process.
  • Listening exercises: Various listening comprehension exercises use audio downloadable from the companion website to practice listening to naturally spoken Japanese and facilitate language communication.


Cheng & Tsui
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8.5 x 11
Black and white illustrations
About the Series

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Explore the rich world of Japanese language and culture with the perenially best-selling textbook series Adventures in Japanese, now updated in the 4th Edition for today's classrooms. The three-volume series gives novice students a strong command of Japanese through targeted emphasis on the four language skills, while sustaining their interest with full-color manga dialogues and fun activities and projects.

With dialogues that follow a cast of American high school students as they learn Japanese, the lessons in all three volumes draw from topics that are appealing and relevant to teenagers. Volumes 1 & 2 deal with different themes of daily life, such as school, shopping, family, and hobbies, while Volume 3 has a more global and socially minded focus.

A rich variety of communicative activities gauge students’ comprehension and allow them to apply new skills immediately. Pair and group activities encourage interpersonal communication, and authentic reading exercises are presented in real-life, relevant contexts. Activities are aligned with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards (5Cs), Common Core, and 21st Century Skills. Extensive hiragana, katakana, and kanji practice early on ensures students know how to write correctly using all three Japanese writing systems.

Culture Notes sprinkled throughout the texbook provide insights into the nuances of contemporary Japanese culture. At the end of each lesson, there is also a review section along with either a Project Corner, which could have students making origami or cooking Japanese rice cakes, or a Japanese Culture section that encourages students to research topics like Japanese New Year or the cost of living in Japan, keeping classroom instruction lively and fun. 

Companion Website

The student resources hosted on the companion website include textbook and workbook audio, flashcards, vocabulary lists, and additional review lessons and project corners. The teacher resources include audio for the tests, professional development materials, additional activities, and scope and sequence and correlations.