Use your personal Japanese library to teach your students – Pictures of my Japanese language library

During my three years of University in Japan (and in my high school classes) I amassed a small library of Japanese textbooks. I am willing to bet that if you have reached the advanced stages of learning Japanese you have at least a small library too.

On top of that I picked up a ton of cheap books/videos at Book Off during my time in Tokyo. (most of them were only 100 yen ~ $1 USD)

Maybe you have too. If not, maybe you live near a Book Off branch (in the U.S. there is at least one I know of in New York).

Start mining these resources to teach your students Japanese.

 

Here are some of my Japanese library items:

Yokoso Japanese textbook

Yokoso Japan textbook audio CD

japanese movie songs

CD of movie songs

bugs bunny japanese japanese popeye

not partially useful

not partially useful

Japanese school education videos are great teaching tools.

Japanese school education videos are great teaching tools.

kids video with captions and furigana on cover

kids video with captions and furigana on cover

Hayao film

Spirited Away. I think this one cost me more than 100 yen, maybe 500.

cheap 100 yen video. this one proved to be pretty useless as the cover should have suggested.

cheap 100 yen video. this one proved to be pretty useless as the cover should have suggested.

japanese kid video

bought this at Book Off. 100 yen

catalog of kanji that comes with tuttle

catalog of kanji that comes with tuttle

tuttle cards tuttle cards

tuttle cards

tuttle cards

tuttle kanji flashcards

THE Tuttle kanji cards. 3rd and 4th level.

japanese language resources

language resources pile

japanese language library

my pile of Japanese language books

grammar dictionary

Japanese grammar dictionary. If you are teaching Japanese, this is your best friend.

manga in japanese

Manga. Some, like this mainstream one, can be useful

Japanese children's novel

Children’s novel. Cost 100 yen at Book Off

intermediat to Advanced japanese situational japanese Inside situation Japanese textbook situational japanese

situational japanese

situational japanese

handbook for foriegn students in Japan.

This is a Handbook for Foreign Students that Sophia University hands out. A little window into student exchange.

science magazine

kids science magazine

japanese science magazine

Japanese science magazine for children.

situation japanese

Situational Function Japanese textbook. This book is an attempt at a living language textbook

A business magazine in Japanese. Kinda random. But resources like this can be interesting for your student.

A business magazine in Japanese. Kinda random. But resources like this can be interesting for your student.

A good beginner's book. Glad I kept a few of the beginner ones.

A good beginner’s book. Glad I kept a few of the beginner ones.

hiragana chart

hiragana chart in Yokoso japan. A pretty good beginner’s text

kanji book

intermediate kanji book

japanese textbook

another intermediate to advanced textbook

translated books in japanese

back of the same book

translated book in Japanese

The Missing Piece by Shel Siverstein in Japanese. I think I book this at Book Off

kanji book

an intermediate kanji book

kanji books

This is one of my Kanji books. I pilled up a lot of these during my studies. If you copied the pages instead of writing in the book it will be easy to reuse when you teach Japanese

japanese textbook

From intermediate to Advanced Japanese. There are some great portions of this textbook that can be watered down for even lower level students.

Advanced Japanese textbook

Advanced Japanese textbook. Even if you don’t have students at this level it is good for you to review and drill these basics to keep your personal level up.

Business Japanese

Business Japanese textbook. This book is an advanced Japanese textbook geared toward business majors

Japanese language class textbook for native speakers

Japanese school textbook. Japanese language textbook use by native Japanese in school

Disney video in Japanese

Disney’s Pocahontas in Japanese. Watching video that you know already in English is a great way to learn

 

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