Classroom Resources

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  • Manga: Ikkyu san

    Students learn about the historical figure Ikkyuusan by reading a manga created using very simple Japanese.

  • Japanese Obentoo Activities

    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.

  • Manga: Taketori Monogatari

    Students read the manga of the story of Kaguyahime. There are tasks to complete and discussion questions. They can also perform the skit or use it as a base for discussion on its themes and the topic of fairy tales.

  • Information Gap: Family

    Students match pictures of families to corresponding text or vice versa.

  • Information Gap: Daily Routine

    Students work through a series of information gap exercises on the topic of daily routine; what time different activities occur.

  • Skit: Tanabata

    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.

  • Rooms of a Japanese House: 3 Hint Game

    : Students work in teams to be the first to determine the room of the house described by the teacher. The teacher reads clues from the list provided.

  • Boardgame: Konbini

    Students play a boardgame in groups where they have to make their way around a Japanese convenience store. The winner makes it to the EXIT first.

  • Role Play: Asking for the Phone Number

    By ringing directory assistance to get a telephone number, students practice greetings for telephone conversations, asking for and giving telephone numbers and asking for information to be repeated.

  • Trip to Okinawa: Make a Brochure

    Students learn about the geography of Okinawa and how to describe holiday activities in Okinawa in Japanese.