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Our Japanese Training Materials
Some of MACC original training materials

(a) Initial Learning Kit
This set is specifically designed for participants who intend to start learning Japanese before coming to Japan. It not only gives basic information about the Japanese life, but introduces the participants to Japanese pronunciation, survival situational dialogs, script, basic words & expressions, and the first stage of grammar so that they can resume their program in Japan with a good solid foundation of the basic knowledge of the language acquired in advance. The Kit includes several sets of achievement tests, which participants can take and complete by themselves, and send by either e-mail or post. The results are analyzed and returned to participants with comments and advice for further progress.

(b) Kana Association Program, Kanji Association Program and Vocabulary for Fun
These programs for Japanese characters and words shorten the learning time by 1/5 compared to the ordinary method. We use associations in English (A French version is also available for Kana.) With pictures and hints, the trainees can learn each of 46 Japanese syllables within 90 minutes, and are expected to recognize the meaning of 50 Kanji characters in 90 minutes. Also about 300 basic words are learned with witty puns and word associations.

Kanji Association Book Vol. 1 is now available (published in 2012) to accompany our kanji session. It contains 52 basic characters and combined words whose meanings are learnt with our original association method. It covers kanji for daily use including numbers, directions, and various street signs. With this book, the trainees can enjoy finding kanji they know and guessing the meaning of a sign while they are walking about in a town. MACC Kanji Association Book

(c) Japanese for Practical Use
More than 100 situational dialogs have been produced based on clients' actual experiences, and cover the functions and situations for their daily use of the language. This gives the trainees confidence to communicate in Japanese even after the first lesson as the textbook contains natural conversations, not a modified "classroom" Japanese. This comes with a CD or an audiotape.
(d) Kanji for Practical Use
This book contains survival kanji with pictures which are used for menus, street signs, tags, instructions and notices. It enables the trainees to be independent in reading and understanding the information necessary for their daily life.
(e) Intermediate Kanji
Kanji is grouped for business people and their spouses to easily master one section at a time. It covers Kanji at the Intermediate and the early Advanced Level.
(f) Collected Speeches for Business
This book contains 47 speeches to be addressed both to the people outside and inside the company. All the typical occasions for speeches are covered including a variety of ceremonies, parties, meetings and receptions, and can effectively be used by diplomats and business executives at the Upper Intermediate and the Advanced Level. Useful expressions related to speech making such as honorific words and proverbs are listed for reference.
(g) Japanese for Business
This contains conversations, expressions and vocabulary for business situations as well as some useful information about Japanese business customs. Trainees who have transactions with Japanese companies can benefit from using this book.
(h) Accounting & Banking Glossary
Essential vocabulary for banking operations is included in the book in Japanese, English and Romanized letters. This can serve as a dictionary for people who function in the finance and the banking field.
(i) Practical Japanese for Banking Operations
55 dialogs are contained within, including practical training related to transmission, transfer, payment, cashing-in, remittance, cancellation, correction, accounts payable and receivable. Each dialog has its own English translation, Romanized version, vocabulary building, key sentences, useful expressions, exercises, translation practice, role-play and a quiz.
(j) Kana Cards
These cover all the Kana including voiced, contracted, assimilated and prolonged sounds, which are not usually included in other published Kana cards.
(k) Kanji Cards
These come in three sections and were produced to meet the needs of the trainees to review what they have learned. They have the English meaning for each Kanji for their reference.
(l) The Game
Quick responses can be acquired with this set of oral and aural practices using picture cards and games.
(m) Survival Japanese
All the basic items, situations and functions are covered for survival purposes; greetings & useful expressions, numbers, questions words, etc.
(n) How to Make and Use Japanese Verb Forms
Verb forms are effectively introduced and classified to create various expressions for daily use.