Useful book. Good for English Teachers teaching Japanese adults and junior high school kids. However I wish they include the CD with the book so that I don't have to use a pc or phone to play the audio and songs.
I have been using this book for a while now and have found it a useful tool to get my students speaking. The main class I use it for is actually above the grammar level of the book. We use it as a great review. The students love the songs and are enjoying getting to know the characters. As we discuss the storyline in class they talk about the characters as if they know them. It is well structured and I see could be used as the main text for a course or as a supplement text. The sound files are very high quality and well thought out. The book is helping me teach the students comprehend, listen and respond. I look forward to using it with other classes, different ages and levels.
I started using English Conversation for Japanese Speakers a few months ago in my private lessons and in company classes. As an English teacher with more than 10 years of experience, I can say without a doubt that it's an excellent text book! The way it is organized and laid out lends itself to a focus on improving spoken grammar and the numerous exercises help reinforce common sentence patterns. While I am generally a proponent of an English-only classroom, the Japanese translations provided for the original songs, dialogues and exercises help to clarify the meaning and function of many of the examples.
Whether you're looking for a core text book or supplementary teaching material for students at the elementary to low intermediate levels, English Conversation for Japanese Speakers is an excellent choice!
数ヶ月前から「English Conversation for Japanese Speakers」をプライベートレッスンと企業のクラスで使っています。英語教師として１０年以上経験がありますが、この本は素晴らしい教材です！スピーキングの文法が上達できるように作られていることや、沢山の練習問題は一般的な文型を強化することができます。私のクラスは基本的に英語オンリーですが、歌や対話、練習問題の日本語訳は生徒にとって例文の意味や機能を理解する助けになると思います。
英語クラスの基本の教材を探している方、又はビギナーから中級レベルの補足教材を探している方、「English Conversation for Japanese Speakers」は素晴らしい本となるでしょう！