Here is a Japanese language textbook series for foreigners living in regional parts of Japan or being taught in volunteer classes. Elementary 1 is structured so that the learner can study hiragana and katakana while at the same time studying basic conversation and grammar, thereby enabling those who cannot read Japanese characters to start their studies immediately. The accompanying enhanced CD can be used with a CD player to listen to recordings of the conversations found in the book as well as with a computer to print up the word lists (available in English, Chinese and Korean) and illustrations for use in class.
With teaching advice and points at the bottom of each page, this series is ideal for volunteers/inexperienced teachers.
The vocabulary list (in PDF format) and audio content to the book can be downloaded. Please see below.