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Comprehensive Japanese Language/Culture Lower Elem. Class 1 Pt 1-5 (Age 8-12)

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (1)
Completed by 9 learners
This is the fourth class designed to help someone not only to become fluent but also understand the culture and all the writing systems. They will study in an upbeat and interactive way, where all students will feel comfortable and engaged.
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$25 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
60 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Week 1: 

1. Learn the greetings for the afternoon, evening and morning (both formal and informal)
2. Learn how to address people (mr./ms. boy, girl and teacher).
3. Learn how to introduce themselves to a new person
4. Learn how to say excuse me and I'm sorry
5. Learn the letters あ,い,う,え,お

Week 2:

1. Learn how to say Thank you and You're welcome
2. Learn how to say Please
3. Learn how to place a subject in the sentence
4. Learn how to say this
5. Learn how to add information
6. Learn the next five letters of the alphabet かーこ

Week 3:

1. Learn how to say this
2. Learn how to add information to noun or object
3. Refer to an adjective
4. Learn the letters が, ぎ, ぐ, げ, ご

Week 4:

1. Learn how to respond when you are about to eat
2. Learn how to refer to things near you, close to someone else and far away
3. Learn to ask if something is okay.
4. Learn how to ask where something is
5. Learn さ, し, す, せ, そ

Week 5:

1. Review of previous lessons and use exasperations with the review 
2. Talking about the weather
3. How to say Umm in Japanese 
4. Asking how old someone is
5. Learn the hiragana letters ざ,じ,ず,せ,ぞ
I received my undergraduate degree in the Japanese language, culture, and history. I also earned my Master's degree in K-12 education. I studied abroad at Nihon University in Tokyo as well as worked as an English teacher in Niigata, Japan. I was able to see what I learned firsthand
Students will be given worksheets to print out after the class to reinforce their learning. Because this class meets once, this is optional and they have the choice to send their homework to me to look over. They will get a vocabulary list that goes over everything they have studied
I do not routinely give an assessment at the end of the class. However, if a student or parent would like an assessment, they may request one by emailing me.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Meet the teacher

Samuel Brinkerhoff, M.A.Ed
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (442)
After trying a major in marine Biology in college I realized that my real passion was in the Japanese language and culture.   I loved watching anime in high school and had Japanese friends that were teaching me Japanese.

At first I had thought... 
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