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?

【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