“I want to learn Japanese but I don’t have any time to learn Japanese at school, I don’t have any money and I don’t even know Japanese people!”
If this tought ever cross your mind then, this is your lucky day! because we have the book just for you!
Japanese from Zero series is a series of book written by George Trombley, American who moved to Japan on his childhood. Trombley is a professional Japanese interpreter who has interpreted for big name companies such as Microsoft, IBM and DoCoMo.
The first book in the series
The Japanese from Zero series (as for now) consists of 4 books, each with a corresponding level (book 5 is still in writing process and hopefully will be released soon). These progressive course books consist entire of Japanese language, writing and Japanese culture, there are also separate books for those who only want to study the writing systems (Katakana, Hiragana and Kanji). These books are called: “Kana from zero” (with Hiragana and Katakana) and “Kanji from Zero 1”. (They may be more books of this series that will be released in the future). You can purchase all the books at amazon.com, for around 20-30 dollars a book. (a VERY VERY good price compering to other books teaching Japanese, which being sold for around 60-80 euro’s a book)
The books are have plenty of writing and reading exercises and easy to follow. The books have special phrase and words list which can help you learn vocabulary in a fun and easy way.
In addition to these books, there are YouTube videos in the channle – Learn Japanese From Zero!
For examlpe, the first lesson of course number 1:
Those books are highly recommended!