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.
Food Kana Listening Speaking Traditions
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.
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Students participate in a game show (like the old show “Family Feud”) where they guess how people responded to a survey.
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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.
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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.
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Students practice the pattern of 「なんじに・・・ますか」 & 「～じに・・・ます」. The teacher can also conduct a class survey of students' waking and sleeping time by calling out various times and taking a tally.
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Students circulate around the class asking questions of each other to find people who fit the description on the sheet. When found, students sign on the appropriate line.
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The movie is accompanied by a Language Resource Kit which allows students to learn Japanese through film in four easy steps: Watch; Listen; Practise; Speak. It is an effective learning tool for introducing Japanese language and culture to students, teachers, film lovers and the general public, presented in an engaging, entertaining and educational way.
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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.
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Students match pictures of families to corresponding text or vice versa.
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