For those of us teaching in Japanese elementary schools, the new school year brings new textbooks. Unfortunately, those textbooks do not come with an audio CD to use in the classroom. The new books come instead with a DVD and software for use with a PC and TV.
Unfortunately, many schools have yet to set up a simple system for getting computers into the classroom, which makes the DVD and software less than optimal.
I personally prefer to work with a CD, and as such, have used the audio from the Hi Friends DVDs to make audio CDs to use in class. If you’d like a copy, feel free to download the .zip files and burn your own copies. There’s a tracklist PDF which should print to just the right size for a jewel case cover.