I made a short video, “A very short introduction to Japan.” I hope you will enjoy it. Continue reading 【Animation】A very short introduction to Japan – Would you want to go to Tokyo?
WARM UP EXERCISE IDEAS CONVERSATIONS 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 … Continue reading Warm up exercise – Good News wa nan desu ka
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Japanese schools are different in many aspects. For example, they have free dress day everyday. They have to go to school on Saturday as well. School cooks their lunch. They eat lunch in their classroom once a day. They … Continue reading How are Japanese schools different?
Do you think family is connected each other through their blood? It sounds like OK. But husband and wife do not have any biological connection in terms of blood. They used to be strangers each other. Therefore blood might not … Continue reading What is a family?
Teachers: Please show this video clip to your students over and over again. And you could check their understanding after the video. You could ask them to translate or ask students to draw a map including those kanji! Students: Please … Continue reading 【Animation Method】Kanji (4)東、西、南、北
This video can help learners learn the 4 kanjis, 上（up/above）、下（down/below）、左（left）、右（right）without using English. Continue reading 【Animation Method】KANJI(3): 上、下、左、右
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?
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
This is a video for the beginners who have never learned kanji before. All instructions are spoken in Japanese but the video shows kanji symbols and picture as well so that learners can easily guess what it is talking about. … Continue reading 【Animation Method】KANJI (1)火、川、口、人、山
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
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
Lesson 1: What would change if you go to Japan? (lesson-1) Lesson 2: Let’s write your changes in Japanese! (lesson-2) Lesson 3: Let’s create a story! (lesson-3) Useful expressions (useful_expressions) I would like to share worksheet for the unit, “What … Continue reading 【Materials for AC】CHANGE
This video clip is for those who have recently started learning Japanese or those who are planning to start teaching basic Japanese sentences for the first time. I hope you like it. 0. Let’s make a Japanese sentence for the … Continue reading 【Animation Method】Let’s make a Japanese sentence for the first time!
Let’s master これ（Kore）, それ（Sore）, あれ（Are） now! First, please watch the video above without any hints. Second, please watch again and check the following sentences and guess what it is. If it is too hard to guess, check this online dictionary Jisho.org). Ａ：それ（Sore） wa nan desu ka? Ｂ：これ（Kore） wa pai desu. Ａ：それ（Sore） wa nan desu ka? Ｂ：これ（Kore） wa sushi desu. Ａ：あれ（Are） wa nan desu ka? Ｂ：あれ（Are） wa piza desu. Third, speak those sentences at the same time with the video (Shadowing). Fourth, find your partner and ask each other many questions pointing out whatever and wherever you want. Don’t forget to clap your hands! Rhythm is a key! … Continue reading 【Quick Challenge Method (3)】Kore/Sore/Are wa nan desu ka?
Let’s master “Dare” “Doko” “Itsu” and “Nan(i)” now! First, please watch the video above without any hints. Second, please watch again and check the following sentences and guess what it is. If it is too hard to guess, check this online dictionary Jisho.org). Ａ：Dare desu ka? Ｂ：Mr Bean desu. Ａ：Itsu desu ka? Ｂ：5 gatsu desu. Ａ：Doko desu ka? Ｂ：Toire desu. A: Nan desu ka? B: Toiret paper desu. Third, speak those sentences at the same time with the video (Shadowing). Fourth, find your partner and ask each other as many questions as possible. But you can say whoever and whatever and whenever you want to … Continue reading 【Quick Challenge Method (2)】Dare / Doko / itsu / nan desu ka?
Let’s master “Dare” and “Nan(i)” now! First, please watch the video above without any hints. Second, please watch again and check the following sentences and guess what it is. If it is too hard to guess, check this online dictionary Jisho.org). Ａ：Dare desu ka? Ｂ：Mr Bean desu. Ａ：Dare desu ka? Ｂ：Ariana Grande desu. Ａ：Dare desu ka? Ｂ：Austin Powers desu. A: Nan desu ka? B: Sushi desu. A: Nan desu ka? B: Piza desu. A: Nan desu ka? B: Choco desu. Third, speak those sentences at the same time with the video (Shadowing). Fourth, find your partner and ask each other as … Continue reading 【Quick Challenge Method (1)】Da-re desu ka? Nan desu ka?
I have a mission in my life. I have my life purpose. I have the vision to help children connect to each other regardless the distance and differences. I am here on the earth to help people connect to other people … Continue reading 【An introduction】What is the NONAKA method?
Did you notice you have two selves within you? One is called Self 1 who is a speaker that is very talkative and judgmental telling you good or bad. If Self 1 is dominant in your brain, you tend to … Continue reading The inner game & the outer game
Mindfulness exercise is powerful to help students focus on one thing at a time. I would like to introduce other activities to help them understand the importance of focusing on one thing at a time. Watching inspiring videos. There are … Continue reading Useful activities for focusing on one thing at a time
Are you struggling with some students’ behaviour? I believe that one of the most significant reasons why they are destructive is that they are struggling with focusing on one thing at a time. Mindfulness exercise can help your students practice … Continue reading An introduction to Mindfulness Exercise
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…
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!
Let’s learn the following basic family words by watching the video above! Ojiisan (grandfather) Obaasan (grandmother) Otousan (Father) Okaasan (Mother) Oniisan (Elder brother) Oneesan (Elder sister) otouto (younger brother) imouto (younger sister) 【Procedure】 Click on the play button. Listen … Continue reading Japanese family words: Animation
Are you ready for mastering basic Japanese conversation quickly? If you don’t have enough time to learn Japanese, but if you would like to master as fast as you can, this is the right place for you to be! This … Continue reading 【Quick Challenge Method (5)】Q&A, verbs, hiragana, etc.
Are you ready for mastering basic Japanese conversation quickly? This practice is focusing on self-introduction and basic conversations! This is a very powerful method! Download the sheet. Quick Challenge Sheet (Self introduction) Practice it with your partner over and over … Continue reading 【Quick Challenge Method (4)】Self introduction