Library

The West Tokyo JALT library is a collection of textbooks (and in the future other resources) donated to our chapter by publishers and distributors. It is hoped that it will assist teachers and those in charge of choosing textbooks to find the most suitable books for their students. Members of West Tokyo JALT who would like to see the texts or pilot lessons using them are welcome to borrow anything on the list.

Policies

Fees: Borrowing is free. The borrower must pay for the shipping both from and to the West Tokyo JALT office. The least expensive means by Japan Post will be used. Alternatively, the borrowed can pick up and return texts at West Tokyo JALT meetings. The fee can be simply returned in coins in the return package.

​Timeframe: It is requested that materials be returned within a month of their receipt.

Damage: We do not expect materials to be returned without standard wear and tear. If there is greater damage to the materials, please let us know before returning them. Replacement will rarely be requested for textbooks.

Reviews: Each person who borrows a material is expected to write comments on the comment sheet included. Your comments should describe what type of class you were considering the book for and if you think it was suitable or not. These are to help others with their decisions. Comment sheets may differ slightly for other materials.

Copies: The library's materials are not meant for photocopying for classroom usage. Copyrights by the publishers do apply. These are only for your review or for usage in a limited capacity in piloting the textbooks.

 

Procedures: Sent an e-mail to westtokyojalt@gmail.com specifying which material(s) you wish to borrow. We will let you know of their availability. If the availability is acceptable, the materials will be posted or passed on as soon as possible.

Materials available

10 ways to understand the news

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Graded reader

​Kyle Maclauchlan

Halico

Year

2019

Around the world: Book 1

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

John Spiri

Global Stories Press

Year

2016

​Basic steps to writing research papers (2nd ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Teacher's Manual

​David Kluge, Matthew Taylor

National Geographic Learning

Year

2018

Composition writing manual

Publisher

Author(s)

Includes

Student book

Dorothy E. Zemach

BTB Press

Year

2018

Conversations in class (3rd ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

Includes

Student book

Jerry Talandis, Jr.

Alma Publishing

Year

2015

Culture through English

Publisher

Author(s)

Includes

Student book

Cameron Smith, Vick Ssali

Paws International

Year

2018

Discover conversation

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Andy Boon, David Harrington

Halico

Year

2018

Discover the news

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student boo

Andy Boon, David Harrington

Language Solutions

Year

2013

The email

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

​Graded reader

Andy Boon

Halico

Year

2018

​Evolve Level 4

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Ben Goldstein, Ceri Jones

Cambridge

Year

2019

Get set!

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Mutsumi Kawasaki,

David Barker

BTB Press

Year

2017

Go global

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Gary Pearson,

Graham Skerritt, et al.

Seibido

Year

2019

Humanity & technology (3rd ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Brian Cullen

​Intercom Press

Year

2018

Inspiring solutions

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

John Spiri

Global Stories Press

Year

2014

Japanese at work

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

John Spiri

Global Stories Press

Year

2013

Nice to meet you (2nd ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

David Barker

BTB Press

Year

2018

Out front (6th ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Robert Diem,

Roberto Rabbini

English Education Press

Year

2014

Prism reading

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Kate Adams, et al.

Cambridge

Year

2018

Read to write (2nd ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Douglas Moore,

David Crocker

BTB Press

Year

2014

Scraps (4th ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Brian Cullen, Sarah Mulvey

Perceptia Press

Year

2018

A single step to English communication (3rd ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Steven Quasha

Akebono Press

Year

2018

Speak now

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Jack Richards, David Bohlke

Oxford University Press

Year

2012

Stimulating conversations today (revised ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Gary Goodmacher

Intercom Press

Year

2016

Taking care of business

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Tim Craig

BlueSky Academic Services

Year

2018

Welcome to Nippon!

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Akira Tajino, Yosuke Ishii,

​et al.

Asahi Press

Year

2018

Widgets Inc. (2nd ed.)

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

Marcos Benevides,

Chris Valvona

Atama-ii Books

Year

2018

The world at work 1 - Basic

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Student book

John Spiri

​Perceptia Pres

Year

2010

Writing for Speaking

Publisher

Author(s)

​Includes

Information booklets

St. book (academic conv.)

​St. book (campus conv.)

Teacher's manual

Support materials

Week-by-week guide

​Unit tests

Placement test

​Conversation test

Website

Instruction videos

Gunther Breaux

Conversation-Based Learning

Year

2019

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