Warm up exercise – Good News wa nan desu ka

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

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?

【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

【Materials for AC】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

【Animation Method】Let’s make a Japanese sentence for the first time!

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!

【Quick Challenge Method (3)】Kore/Sore/Are wa nan desu ka?

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?

【Quick Challenge Method (2)】Dare / Doko / itsu / 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?

【Quick Challenge Method (1)】Da-re desu ka? 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?

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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!

Japanese family words: Animation

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

【Quick Challenge Method (5)】Q&A, verbs, hiragana, etc.

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.

【Quick Challenge Method (4)】Self introduction

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