Irasshai is a Japanese language and culture video series for high school and college students, as well as adult learners and professionals. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy® award-winning instructor, takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians.
Learn Japanese using these resources from GPB:
Irasshai User Guide
Online video lessons
Supplemental materials and activities
Tailor-made textbooks, workbooks and corresponding teacher's guide available from Amazon.com.
Irasshai: Japanese I
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