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Japanese for Busy People vs Genki
Does anyone here have experience with both and can tell the pros and cons with each one? It would be great to know what series of books to go with since they are quite expensive including the cd's and workbooks.
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I personally think either would be good IF the student actually uses the textbook.
One thing that was brought up in another thread was the lack of kanji in JFBP I textbook. I like how Genki brings in kanji earlier. (An even more aggressive kanji approach is the Japanese for Everyone textbook)
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are kanji integrated better in volume 2 (like in conversations and vocabulary lists and such), if they are, I'll continue using JFBP, if they're not, I'll buy genki
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Personally I now feel that Contemporary Japanese or Elementary Japanese are both better than JfBP. But if you stick with JfBP, it's still better than experimenting. Genki is best of all for the greatest number of exercises etc..
If saving money is important get Elementary Japanese over JfBP.
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I started with JFBP just because we already had it at our house. I read the first 7 chapters or so then took my learning online. Later in college we used Genki and I think it's a much better book.
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