Enrich your Japanese classroom with a collection of resources
for all learners from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Students work in pairs to set the clock at a particular time and converse in Japanese about what time it is.
Daily_routine Numbers Time Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students are introduced to and learn about sumo through key words and phrases presented in a number of games and activities.
Games Traditions Primary Listening Reading
Students perform a short skit about the origins of the Tanabata Festival held in July. The skit emphasises the months and how the lovers can only meet once a year.
Annual_events Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students look at photos, video and a song to learn about the components of obentoo.They can also make a virtual obento using the link to the Erin site.
Food Role_play School Songs Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students read a simple version of the folktale in a manga format and answer 3 questions on the story and themes. Students are introduced to the “tanuki” and learn a Japanese song with 4 animal names and sounds (こぶた、たぬき、きつね、ねこ).
Animals Folktale Manga Songs Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students are shown how to use the website Language Discovery Online to make contact with students in Japan that is secure and easy to use. The website assists them in composing messages in Japanese. The students in Japan reply in English.
ICT_IWB Primary Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading Writing
Using sightseeing spots around Tokyo as the subject matter, students create complex descriptive sentences.
Grammar Travel Senior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students work through activities on the cultural aspects of individuals’ names. Students research their own names, present a talk, learn kanji used in Japanese names and make meishi. There is also a Japanese text on Japanese names for senior students.
Kanji Primary Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading
Students make a digital photo presentation using software such as ‘Photo Story' and ‘iPhoto' as a starter project for making videos. This will enable students to gain skills in making an audiovisual presentation, making it easier to create good videos later.
ICT_IWB Family School Primary Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Speaking Writing