◇Hirofumi Akagi, Yumiko Furuichi, and Noriko Uchida◇
Here is a book that uses rhythm as a means to have Japanese-language learners pronounce and speak Japanese in a more natural manner. The book enables the learner to measure and improve his/her accent, intonation and pronunciation. In short, 15-20 minute self-study sessions, the learner can readily pick-up natural pronunciation; alternatively, the book can be used in class for conversation practice or conversation-related tasks.
On the CD is recorded a background beat to assist with correct pronunciation when doing practices involving the repetition of words or phrases or saying them exactly at the same time as on the CD.
Structure per 15-20 minute lesson:
1. Introduction 2. Points 3. Basic Practice 4. Application 5. Tasks
6. Combined Practice