This section provides two types of grammar explanations: ‘Kyokasho o Tsukuro Grammar Explanations’ and ‘Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin Enjoy Japanese Grammar‘. ‘Kyokasho o Tsukuro Grammar Explanations’ provides brief explanations and example sentences for grammar items and expressions from beginner to advanced levels. ‘Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin Enjoy Japanese Grammar‘ provides more detailed explanations. They are both designed to help Japanese-Language education overseas, and teachers and materials authors whose mother tongues are not Japanese

Kyokasho o Tsukuro Grammer explanations

This section provides explanation and examples of grammar and expressions for elementary as well as intermediate and advanced levels.
The number of items currently provided is given below.

Former Level 4 Former Level 3 Former Level 2 Former Level 1 Other
77 92 45 2 14

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test levels above are based on ‘Old Japanese Language Proficiency Test: Test Content Specifications (Revised Edition)’ published in 2004. For some items、levels may vary with usage. Such cases have been categorized under the lowest applicable levels.
In addition, 16 resources useful for teaching material preparation are selected from Kyokasho o Tsukuro.

About Kyokasho o Tsukuro an elementary Japanese-language resource collection for secondary education.

Grammar items are based on Kyokasho o Tsukuro Grammar Notes, produced by The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa. The explanation about Kyokasyo o Tsukuro is here. You can download the teaching materials.

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Kyokasho o Tsukuro Grammar Notes

Supervisor  SAKUMA Katsuhiko (University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo)
Writer  KIYAMA Tomoko, TSUBOYAMA Yumiko, HATTA Naomi, FURUKAWA Yoshiko, MUKAI Sonoko
 (Lecturers of The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa),
 KOMATSU Tomoko (Japanese-Language Specialist)
 (The position titles noted above were current at the time of publication.)

 English Text: TOYODA Miyuki (Translation), Lorna Velia (Joy) De Vera (Proofreading),
 The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (Overall review of all translations)

Other items

Writer  NAKAMURA Masako (Lecturer of The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa)
 AKAZAWA Miyuki (Research and Development Section, The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa)
 (Visiting lecturers at The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa)
 (The position titles noted above were current at the time of publication.)

 Translation (English Text): IGARASHI Junko & Tom Conrad
 (Titles omitted with former title in place)

Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin 'Enjoy Japanese Grammar'

This section provides grammar explanation, which are more detailed than 'Kyokasho o Tsukuro Grammer explanations'. Taking up grammar items that are difficult to learn, it explains how to use them in a way that is easy to understand from the perspective of those who do not speak Japanese as their mother tongue. It helps teachers to understand the points of beginner/intermediate grammar.The example sentences are made to match the difficulty of the grammatical item. At the end of the commentary, books which are helpful for those who want to know more about the grammar are introduced.

「文法をやさしく」Writer ARAKAWA Midori, KIYAMA Toshiko
「文法を楽しく」Writer ICHIKAWA Yasuko

Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin.
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