Hai! 1 Student Book: Coursebook : 9781876209841

Hai! 1 Student Book: Coursebook

Burnham, Sue
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Pearson Australia
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With six semester-length, topic-based stages, Hai! is geared to the crucial middle years where student motivation and experience of progress are so important.

Unit topics

  • The writing is different!
  • All about me and my friends
  • I can count!
  • Excuse me, what’s the time?
  • In class
  • About Japan

Some features of each unit:

  • Flap those ears! Move that mouth!—the photo presentation showcases new language and cultural information. Audio response opportunities are given on the Audio CD.
  • Grab that pen!—introduces the hiragana; is closely tied to the teaching of language points in each unit so that students learn to write what they can say.
  • Help Desk—the reference section where the new language and key vocabulary are given in a simple, easy-to-follow layout.
  • Move that mouth!—provides structured, semi-structured and open-ended speaking activities modelled on the now familiar language. 
  • Flap those ears! Move those eyes!—the cartoon story, following the junior high romance of Hide and Kana, provides an opportunity for reading for pleasure and consolidates the language and script at the point where students have become romaji-independent.

There are also computer-based research activities, and Japanese/English and English/Japanese vocabulary lists.


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Table of contents
  • Hai! 1 Nice to meet you!
  • Upper Primary–Junior Secondary
  • Unit Topics
  • First of all . . . (Greetings)
  • What’s your name?
  • Nice to meet you!
  • How old are you?
  • Where do you live?
Features & benefits
  • 'Help Desk' is an easy-to-follow reference section for new language and key vocabulary
  • Cartoon stories at the end of each chapter follow the romance of Hide and Kana
  • Masaru, the cultural guide, presents culture and language in appealing ways
  • Final ‘show-what-you-know’ concert includes suggestions for role-plays, games, karaoke and a range of other activities
Author biography
Pearson takes great pride in our authors. We source authors and contributors that are industry leading experts, with extensive experience of teaching and learning in their fields, from every state of Australia. We commission only the best authors who offer valuable insights and something unique to bring to the project.
Contributing Authors: Sue Burnham, Michael Sedunary, Takanori Hayakawa, Trudi Sampson, Yoshie Burrows, Teruko Sharif, Ayumi Dalpadado,
Elise Wackett and Margaret McIntyre
Target audience
Upper Primary–Junior Secondary
Series overview
Hai! is an easy-to-use course, tailored to the crucial middle years where student motivation, participation and experience of progress are so important. Each of the six topic-based stages builds on previously met vocabulary, grammatical structures and script to provide a smooth transition from one stage to the next. Script is introduced in topic-related contexts. On completion of Hai! 1–6, students will be able to read and write hiragana, katakana and 70 kanji.
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