TRY! series is one of the most popular Japanese textbooks – they have pleasing pastel-coloured covers, CDs with materials, and can be successfully used by groups led by a teacher as well as by self-taught students. The books match the levels of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test – N5, N4, N3, N2, N1.
The textbooks feature grammar explanations, provided in both Japanese and English – only when you are sure that you understand everything, it’s time to move on to the exercises – those are completely in Japanese. The answer key is provided at the back of the book, so you can measure your progress. The exercises are based on the basic types of tasks from the JLPT exam, so once you decide to take the test, they will certainly seem familiar. Good luck!