This is a site for users of the textbook "NAKAMA 1" and "NAKAMA 2." (Houghton Mifflin Company .) Through this site, we plan to make various information about the books available such as additional teaching materials, communicative activities, teaching plans, etc. We would also like to make this site a place to exchange information among users.
"Let's Practice Japanese - Nakama version -" is finally released. This program runs on Windows. It contains five programs which were released as freeware for Macintosh: "Hiragana and Katakana", "Kanji Invader", "World Geography", "VKC/J", "Exercise on Japanese counters". This is not a free program, but we were able to keep it cheap. ($15)
More information is available at http://tell.fll.purdue.edu/info/LPJ/LPJ.html
You can open these files in a spread sheet program or a word processing program. You can re-sort the glossary according to your own criteria with a spread sheet program.
nakama2.j-e.es.ps.present.hqx (Macintosh) , nakama2.j-e.es.ps.present.zip (Windows)
Japanese-English glossary sorted according to the following criteria: essential vocabulary, part of speech, and order of presentation. This list is useful when you make quizzes and exams to check which words have been introduced.
Free software which can be used with NAKAMA
Vocabulary/Kanji/Conjugation Exercise in Japanese (VKC/J 2.0) (Mac only)
Resources for Kanji introduced in NAKAMA
Hiragana stroke order animation (by Gahoh)
Katakana stroke order animation (by Gahoh)
Kanji for NAKAMA2
Using the template developed by MIT Japanese project, Akiko Ohashi , Yuko Fukuchi, Yong-Mi Lee (Purdue University) developed a set for NAKAMA1 and NAKAMA2.
Web-Based Kanji Exercises
for Nakama 1 & 2
This series of exercises was developed at University of Virginia. This site contains a wide range of exercises focusing on Kanji from receptive skills to productive skills. Anybody can use this. Contact person: Tomoko Marshall
Identification Exercise for Nakama 1 (chap7
A series of stroke identification exercises for kanji introduced in the latter half of Nakama 1. They appear to have the same effect as writing exercises based on our research. (ACTFL 2003) Contact person: Sachie Meiseki
Other resources which can be used with NAKAMA
User contributions (teaching plans, syllabi, supplementary materials, quizzes, tests, teaching tips, etc.)
2. Lesson plans (1998-1999) for Nakama1 from Prof. Nobuko Chikamatsu at DePaul University
Syllabus for 101 , Syllabus for 102 , Chapter 1 , Chapter 2 , Chapter 3 , Chapter 4 , Chapter 5 , Chapter 6 , Chapter 7 , Chpater 8
These files contain course syllabi for the first-year Japanese, daily lessons plans, and additional materials that Prof. Chikamatsu made.
3. Lesson plans (1997-1999) for Nakama1 from Ms. Matsuda at University of Washington
These fies contain course syllabi, schedule, and selected activities created by Ms. Matsuda and her assistants.
4. Lesson plans for high school using Nakama1 by Ms. Yoko Koriyama of University of Iowa
Chapter 1-1 , Chapter 1-2 , Chapter 1-3 , Chapter 1-4 , Chapter 1-5 , Chapter 1-HW1 , Chapter 1-HW2
Chapter 2-1 , Chapter 2-2 , Chapter 2-3 , Chapter 2-HW ,
Chapter 3-1 , Chapter 3-2 , Chapter 3-3 , Chapter 3-4 ,
Chapter 4-1 , Chapter 4-2 , Cha pter 4-3 , Chapter 4-4 , Chapter 4-Attach , Chapter 4-HW ,
Chapter 5-1 , Chapter 5-2 , Chapter 5-3 , Chapter 5-4 , Chapter 5-AT&HW ,
Chapter 6-1 , Chapter 6-2 , Chapter 6-3 , Chapter 6-AT&HW ,
Chapter 7-1 , Chapter 7-2 , Chapter 7-3 , Chapter 7-4 , Chapter 7-AT&HW ,
Chapter 8-1 , Chapter 8-2 , Chapter 8-3 , Chapter 8-4 , Chapter 8-AT&HW ,
Chapter 9-1 , Chapter 9-2 , Chapter 9-3 , Chapter 9-4 , Chapter 9-5 , Chapter 9-AT
Ms. Koriyama teaches at a high school using Nakama1. In her daily plans, she makes necessary adustment to make lessons relevant to high school students.
5. Lesson plans for NAKAMA 2 by Prof. Ayako Yamagata (University of Iowa).
6. Kanji Exercise Sheets for NAKAMA 2 by Prof. Masako O. Doublas (California State University, Long Beach).
(This is a section to be created by users of NAKAMA. Please send your contributions to Seiichi Makino , Yukiko Hatasa , or Kazumi Hatasa .)
In this section, last minute errors will be listed to minimize user's confusion. If you find other errors, please let us or the publisher know. The errors will be fixed upon the next printing.
The second printing is now available which incorporated the previous error corrections.
This page was created and maintained by Kazumi Hatasa and Yukiko Hatasa .
Last update: 11/28/2001