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【The Nonaka Method】The Important Method: For those students who don’t like Japanese…

New!  boku_watashi_form <<< The latest version of the form to increase students’ intrinsic motivation.  The simpler version (uploaded on 20170122) The important method for Japanese learning (for those who don’t like learning Japanse )<<< Click on the link to download the method … Continue reading 【The Nonaka Method】The Important Method: For those students who don’t like Japanese…

【The Nonaka Method】Let’s master 31 Basic Japanese verbs NOW!

1. Romaji/plain form                                                           2. Scripts/plain form 3. Romaji/masu form      … Continue reading 【The Nonaka Method】Let’s master 31 Basic Japanese verbs NOW!

Online Interactive Class Activities!

Today’s technology greatly helps us learn foreign languages in many interactive ways!  Particularly for classroom settings, many teachers have started using online activities including kahoot, Quizlet Live, Quizizz, etc. Kahoot (https://kahoot.com/) gives learners opportunities for multiple choice quiz, jumbling quiz. … Continue reading Online Interactive Class Activities!

Australian Curriculum: C2C, Links, Documents, etc.

Links Australian Curriculum (http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/) C2C Download Resources/materials (https://det-school.eq.edu.au/schools/downloads/index.php ACARA (http://www.acara.edu.au/) Documents 1: Australian Curriculum Australian Curriculum: Achievement Standard CHECKLIST (Australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-checklist) Planner (Australian Curricu,um planner 1 Macro level) Documents 2: C2C Prep to Year 2 Band Plan (JAP_YP-02Band_BandPlan) Year 3 & … Continue reading Australian Curriculum: C2C, Links, Documents, etc.

Warm up exercise – Good News wa nan desu ka

Warm Up Exercise ideas Who is it?  What is it?  Where is it? This Question and Answer Exercise is suitable for very beginners.  My prep school students (3, 4 years old) enjoyed this exercise.  First, show them this video and … Continue reading Warm up exercise – Good News wa nan desu ka

C2C: Year 3&4 (Unit1) – My place, Your place

Comprehensible Input (My place, Your place) Reading Material (L1_Reading_This_is_a_pen) Quizlet 1: Input (https://quizlet.com/_30o1pg) Quizlet 2: Output (1) Fill in the gap (https://quizlet.com/_33c51d) Quizlet 3: Output (2) Jumbling (https://quizlet.com/_377dfn) Quizlet 4: Output (3) Say it in Japanese (https://quizlet.com/_377dvz) Continue reading C2C: Year 3&4 (Unit1) – My place, Your place

C2C: Year 5&6 (Unit 1) – What is in a name?

Comprehensible Input (Sentence Structure) (PPP_What’s in my name) Reading Material (L4_Reading_Why did they choose my name) Assignment (ASSIGNMENT T1 WHAT IS IN MY NAME) Quizlet 1: Input (https://quizlet.com/_30vz5q) Quizlet 2: Output (1) fill in the gap (https://quizlet.com/_33c2aw) Quizlet 3: Output … Continue reading C2C: Year 5&6 (Unit 1) – What is in a name?

A POKEMON Story (Japanese Lessons)

Lesson 1 (1. Boku wa Pikachuu desu) Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/_33cudg) Lesson 2 (2. Where is my pokeball) Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/_33w5zi) Lesson 3 (3. I love energy juice!) Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/_372bai) Lesson 4 (4. We are Totoro & Pikachu PPP) Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/_385ep6) Lesson 5 (5. I … Continue reading A POKEMON Story (Japanese Lessons)

C2C: Year 5&6 (Unit 2) – What is a family?

C2C Planning (Specialists Planning Template 2 2017) Comprehensible Input (1): Sentence Structure Practice sheet & tests (WHAT IS A FAMILY) Comprehensible Input (2): Reading materials (READING Watashi no kazoku wa doko desu ka) Assignment (ASSIGNMENT_T2_Year5_6) Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/_3bt9u2): Flashcards, matching game, … Continue reading C2C: Year 5&6 (Unit 2) – What is a family?

C2C: Year 3&4 (Unit2) – A Day at a Japanese school

C2C Planning (Specialists Planning Template 2 2017) Comprehensible Input (1): Sentence Structure Practice & tests (PPP_A day in a Japanese school) Comprehensible Input (2): Reading Materials (READING I am sorry2) Quizlet 1 (Input): (https://quizlet.com/_3bw69g) Assignment (ASSIGNMENT_T2_Year3_4) Continue reading C2C: Year 3&4 (Unit2) – A Day at a Japanese school

My Syllabus and Assessment for CI & TPRS and Australian Curriculum

Year 2017 Overview (Prep to Year 6) Geebung State School (gss-year-overview-2017) Hamilton State School (hss-year-overview-2017) Virginia State School (vss-year-overview-2017) Term 1 (2017) Syllabus (Prep to Year 6) specialists-planning-template-2017 Assessment Term 1 (Year 3&4): (jap_y03-04band_u1_assessment) Term 1 (Year 5 & 6): … Continue reading My Syllabus and Assessment for CI & TPRS and Australian Curriculum

【Quick Challenge Method (4)】Nani o tabemasu ka?

This video clip shows you Japanese basic conversations. My recommendation is to be shadowing (trying to say each sentence at the same time as I say) with watching the video first. Second, close your eyes to be shadowing again only … Continue reading 【Quick Challenge Method (4)】Nani o tabemasu ka?

【Animation Method】KANJI (2)大、小、白、黒

This video can help learners learn the 4 kanjis, 大(big)、小(small)、白(white)、黒(black)without using English. The current researches show that learners acquire their second language using general cognitive skills including finding out  a pattern. This video clip uses dualistic kanji pairs with related … Continue reading 【Animation Method】KANJI (2)大、小、白、黒

【Animation Method】A Song of the Basic Sentence Structure

A song of Sentence Structure (Music & Song from “Yonde Kaite”) 7 Days on Getsu-youbi (Monday) Ni Ka-youbi (Tuesday) Ni Sui-youbi (Wednesday) Ni Moku-youbi (Thursday) Ni Kin-youbi (Friday) Ni Do-youbi (Saturday) Ni Nichi-youbi (Sunday) ni Topic wa noun particle verb … Continue reading 【Animation Method】A Song of the Basic Sentence Structure

【Animation Method】An introduction to CHANGE

Australian Curriculum asks us to set up the main concept to deepen learning languages and culture. “Change” is one of the important concepts for intercultural understandings. Students are expected to encounter the unknown by meeting with people who have a … Continue reading 【Animation Method】An introduction to CHANGE