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.

  • Using Transport to Go to Places

    Students use this reading material as a reading task, card games and task sheets to learn the pattern 「TransportationでPlaceに いきます。」.

  • Survey: Daily Activities

    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.

  • Sumo Wrestling Game

    Students create their own cardboard sumo wrestler and play against one another by tapping on their side of the ring.

  • Make a Photo Story

    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.

  • Video Production in the Classroom

    Students use their higher-order thinking skills and creativity to devise scenarios, student roles, props, lighting, editing techniques for a video project of their choice.

  • 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.