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.
Family Movie Role_play Skits Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students compete in teams to win items by guessing the correct price.
Group_work Role_play Shopping Skits Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
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.
Numbers Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students perform the sick family skit multiple times according to the Director’s instructions. He makes them do it “slower”, “faster”, “scarier” etc. There are 7 parts, including the Director.
Family Grammar Health_and_sickness Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students prepare a restaurant skit in groups of 3. The skit takes place at a small Japanese restaurant called じゃあね. The waiter/waitress is new and makes a lot of mistakes taking orders, which is annoying to the customers.
Food Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students practice and perform a 2 person skit where a frantic person comes running into the RSPCA office desperately trying to find a missing pet. The officers try to help the owner as s/he describes the pet.
Animals Describing Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Speaking
Students prepare and perform a funny, short (1 page) skit that takes place in Japan. There are two parts: the Passenger and the Officer. The passenger is found to have concealed a live koala in their bag.
Role_play Skits Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking Writing
Students prepare a TV show skit where they practise introducing themselves and answering about their favourite fruit (or other category). There are 4 people per group.
Games Role_play Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students work in groups of four to write a script and role play a difficult situation involving some bad tasting tea! Julie doesn’t wish to offend her Japanese hosts so she distracts them with questions about their house.
Differentiated_learning Family Grammar Role_play Skits Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Speaking Writing