2003-12-13 01:37 pm (UTC)
I spotted a 'Yookoso' on that shelf!! Yikes! :P I've never understood why that method is used at universities. I learned via the Jordan/Noda method myself (and a year of "chanpon" method at Kansai Gaidai), but I've had to use Yookoso when teaching Japanese at CU, since that is the book that the head instructor here likes (she's friends w/the author, who apparently can't speak English very well, FYI--shhh, don't tell!). ;)
The book is very hard to use (i.e. because it has zero organization--the grammar is poorly explained and the vocabularly lists are excessive and disconnected from the rest of the so-called "method"). Hmm...what was your experience w/it like I wonder? I've always wondered whether there were sensei out there somewhere who were tokui at utilizing the system?
This isn't my stuff. Sorry I failed to explain! They are in the stairwells of our apartment block. So six or eight of the books shown were mine, and I've fished and thrown back about as many.
Malo: That is my copy of Yookoso! We had two, but I did want to keep one. I never thought about it being so hard! I've never taught Japanese, and I didn't learn a foreign language before Japanese. (Had two years of Spanish in high school but only took away "Mi caballo, mi caballo, galapando va.. se va y se sa"
and the lyrics to Cielito Lindo
.) I never noticed the textbook being difficult or disorganized, but I had a REALLY good teacher at UNT (David Kern). And really, everything I learned, I learned from him rather than from the book. Anyway, here are the books I'm using regularly at the moment:
So anyway, that stuff isn't ours. Although..
Xaminmo, it would not be incorrect to state that we have stuff. And a messy apartment. And a cat!
2003-12-15 05:55 am (UTC)
oops, once more..
2003-12-17 06:09 am (UTC)
Re: oops, once more..
hey, is that a Dreamcast??
Only in Japan the Sega Dreamcast has a market.
The other Chu_hi
It's Don's and it's either a Dreamcast or a Saturn; I'm afraid I don't know the difference. Whatever it is, it won't stay unplugged long.