A comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adults in English-speaking countries -- from The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), developers of the renowned Japanese for Busy People series. Japanese for Young People is a three-level series designed for junior high and high school students, with an optional starter level for elementary students. With an emphasis on the coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this program builds upon the basics of Japanese grammar through the use of key sentences, dialogues, exercises, and entertaining activities. Exposure to spoken Japanese is facilitated by three compact discs. This Kana Workbook -- a fully integrated component of the Japanese for Young People series -- is for young students who want to learn the two native phonetic scripts, hiragana and katakana. Its unique and proven approach, which is based on a solid foundation of writing drills and optional CDs, teaches the pronunciation and configuration of the kana characters in tandem. With numerous illustrations, a combination of traditional reading and writing drills, and an entertaining selection of crossword puzzles and word searches, Japanese for Young People I: Kana Workbook is the perfect guide for young learners encountering Japanese for the first time. . .