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Asian role play cards (Japanese)
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These cards are intended to provide task-based role play situations for teaching and testing in East Asian cultural contexts. Specific sets have been created for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, although some of the most universal situations are included in all three sets.

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Mari belajar sopan santun Bahasa Indonesia manual (text + 2 videos + website)
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Filmed on location in East Java, Indonesia, the Mari Belajar Sopan Santun Bahasa Indonesia set consists of two videotapes, a manual, and extended notes on the individual video scenarios. The videos present interactions among Indonesian native speakers and foreign language learners as they engage in tasks and activities of everyday life. The purpose of the videos is to model for foreign language learners how to speak politely in Indonesian by drawing their attention to the ways language is used and the ways it varies according to the social context in which the interaction occurs. The manual accompanying the videos includes the pedagogical background of this project, sample lessons, learning focus, suggested activities, and bibliographies on Indonesian pragmatics and on the teaching of pragmatics in foreign language classrooms. A document containing extended notes on the videotaped scenarios is available at no charge online.

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Nah, Baca! Authentic Indonesian readings (vol. 2, teacher's edition)
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This is the Teacher's Edition for Nah, Baca! Volume Two Student Workbook offers thirty-two lessons, based on readings selected from the contemporary press, for the teaching of Indonesian as a second language. The accompanying graded set of readings in the Reading Packet begin at the intermediate-mid level and proceed to texts at the advanced level. The intermediate-mid texts are instructional, having a non-complex underlying structure and support from pictures and formatting. These texts include announcements, articles from news and popular magazines, and government pamphlets. The advanced level texts include short stories and essays, offering longer stretches of discourse with description and narration where there is some assumed knowledge of Indonesian culture and history. Volume Two, which is designed for a second year language course at the university level, is intended as a supplement to a basic Indonesian language text. Nah, Baca! teaches only the reading skill, while other skills (i.e., speaking, listening, and writing) are integrated into the post-reading exercises but not directly taught.

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