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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good book to work from that would be at a level that is more advanced than Japanese for Busy People III? I studied Japanese in college and also went to Waseda and then lived in Japan for a while. But, in terms of local classes (Birmingham UK), the most advanced one just uses the above textbook, which is stuff I already know.
So, any idea what would be good to try? I was considering trying one of the following:
- Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context
- AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE
Although at my level most is just a refresher probably - hard to improve after a point if you don't use Japanese every day. I know I learned an insane amount when I lived there but just don't use it hardly at all now!
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Most people seem to enjoy Tobira a lot. I have it and have flipped through it, but I'm not done with my beginner's textbook yet. I like the overall structure from what I've seen, and I did a lot of research before buying it.
Here's a discussion about Tobira vs. AIAIJ:
http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewto ... 953f44a3d9
After an intermediate book, I think some of the options for an advanced textbook are Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced, Nihongo Chukyu J501, or JLPT N2/N1 review books.
Here are a couple comparison tables for textbooks:
http://rtkwiki.koohii.com/wiki/Comparis ... ooks_Table
http://thejapanesepage.com/w/index.php? ... tbook_List
(I realize this is an older topic, but figured my response might be helpful to others with the same question).
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Stefan wrote:how about "a dictionary of advanced japanese grammar" ??
Get all three; the Basic and Intermediate as well. They are best as a package.
The two I really recommend are William McLure's "Using Japanese: A Guide to Contemporary Usage", and Jay Rubin's "Making Sense of Japanese". Neither are really textbooks in the usual sense; they help you dig into the language.
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I agree with the above suggestions. Not sure what the coverage of JBP III has covered but maybe J301 would also be useful. For the JLPT N2 and N1 materials, I would recommend the kanzen master series (the grammar books have been very useful for me). I also agree with jimbreen-san regarding getting the entire set of A ___ Dictionary of Japanese Grammar. I use these 3 regularly in my studies no matter what level I am in.jishera wrote: Nihongo Chukyu J501, or JLPT N2/N1 review books.
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