This is the home thread for the Quartet 1 and 2 Study Group.
We have started with Quartet 1 on August 19th, here is the proposed schedule:
|Week 1||Aug 19||(Quartet Chapter 1 reading)|
|Week 2||Aug 26||(Quartet Chapter 1 writing)|
|Week 3||Sept 2||(Quartet Chapter 1 talking)|
|Week 4||Sept 9||(Quartet Chapter 1 listening)|
|Week 5||Sept 22||(Quartet Chapter 2 reading)|
|Week 6||Sept 30||(Quartet Chapter 2 writing)|
|Week 7||Oct 7||(Quartet Chapter 2 talking)|
|Week 8||Oct 14||(Quartet Chapter 2 listening)|
|Week 9||Oct 21||(Quartet Chapter 3 reading)|
|Week 10||Oct 28||(Quartet Chapter 3 writing)|
|Week 11||Nov 4||(Quartet Chapter 3 talking)|
|Week 12||Nov 11||(Quartet Chapter 3 listening)|
|Week 13||Nov 25||(Quartet Chapter 4 reading)|
|Week 14||Dec 2||(Quartet Chapter 4 writing)|
|Week 15||Dec 9||(Quartet Chapter 4 talking)|
|Week 16||Dec 16||(Quartet Chapter 4 listening)|
|Week 17||Dec 23||(Quartet Chapter 5 reading)|
|Week 18||Dec 30||(Quartet Chapter 5 writing)|
|Week 19||Jan 6||(Quartet Chapter 5 talking)|
|Week 20||Jan 13||(Quartet Chapter 5 listening)|
|Week 21||Jan 20||(Quartet Chapter 6 reading)|
|Week 22||Jan 27||(Quartet Chapter 6 writing)|
|Week 23||Feb 3||(Quartet Chapter 6 talking)|
|Week 24||Feb 10||(Quartet Chapter 6 listening)|
- Discord: Quartet Study Group, join us:
Quartet 1 and 2 are intermediate-level Japanese textbooks - not suitable as a first textbook, but perfect if you are done with Genki.
- Genki 1 = N5
- Genki 2 = N4
- Quartet 1 = N3
- Quartet 2 = N2
Honestly, my decision is solely based on the fact that ToKini Andy has recommended it and doing videos for it. See the videos for why he chose it and not Tobira:
As I enjoyed watching his videos for Genki, I will probably do it for Quartet too.
You can buy Quartet 1 and 2 from various online retailers like Amazon, Kinokuniya, amazon.co.jp, or directly from the publisher’s website.
Prices may vary depending on the retailer and region, but on average, each book costs around $50-$60.
I live myself in Denmark and got them shipped via Nipponrama and paid 130 USD for the 4 books + shipping.
Working through language textbooks can be a solitary experience and a reason to give up. By doing it together, we can motivate each other, clarify doubts, share insights, and make the whole process more enjoyable.
ToKini Andy has a playlist on youtube (free as far as I can tell) where he goes through each lessons:
He also has a website, where if you have a paid membership you can access extra:
- Vocabulary video
- Grammar Stream
- Bonus sentences
- Workbook Time!
- Challenge / Grammar in context
- Challenge / Shadowing
- Links & Resources
- PC: https://bookclub2.japantimes.co.jp/download/files/QUARTET-1.zip
Workbook answer keys PDF (source)
PSA: The vocabulary supplement book is meant to be detached from the main book:
Now time to vote
- YES! I have the books and was planning to start too!
- Yes! Let me just get the books!
- Sounds interesting, maybe
- I have already started / finished Quartet 1 and 2 but am interested in joining the group
- No, the starting date doesn’t work for me
- No, for other reasons (books too expensive / I go the Tobira route / I don’t want a study group / other)
- I just want to click a poll option