Classroom Resources

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  • Daily Routine

    Students practice verbal expressions for daily activities and create a wheel showing the times and activities they do in a day.

  • Time Check with Clocks

    Students work in pairs to set the clock at a particular time and converse in Japanese about what time it is.

  • Nihongo Twister

    Students play twister games to familiarise themselves with fruit names in Japanese.

  • Musical Statues : Train to become a Ninja !

    Students disguise themselves as animals and learn animal names and their calls/cries in Japanese as part of a camouflage training drill. They then participate in a Ninja musical statue game.

  • Taiko and the rhythm of Japanese

    Students learn about the rhythm of Japanese focusing on haku (mora). In activities using their hands, feet drums etc. students become familiar with the pronunciation of Japanese words.

  • Japanese Language and Culture through Rakugo

    Students get to know about rakugo by answering a rakugo quiz and watching a YouTube video of Katsura Sunshine, a foreign-born professional rakugo storyteller. Senior students can also create their own rakugo story, and gain inspiration for their language learning by listening to Katsura Sunshine talking about his language learning experiences in Japanese.

  • Survey Quiz Show

    Students participate in a game show (like the old show “Family Feud”) where they guess how people responded to a survey.

  • Job Seeking Activity

    Students pretending to be job seekers are matched with one of four part time job options by answering a series of questions asked by the students playing the role of an employment agency.

  • Description Karuta Game

    Students take turns reading descriptions and grabbing picture cards that match the descriptions.

  • Who Am I? Celebrity Game

    Students label each other as a famous person and try to figure out who they are by asking about their nationality, physical appearance, job, hobbies etc.