World Languages

Essential Japanese for Travel Class 5 Part 1-5 (Age 8-12)

This is class 5 in a series designed to provide you with the language skills and cultural understanding to enable you to get the most out of your travel to Japan. You will be surprised at how far a little Japanese will take you.
Samuel Brinkerhoff, M.A.Ed
302 total reviews for this teacher
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks

8-12

year olds

1-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

You will be able to:

Week 1:
1. Know how to ask questions about a temple and understand them
2. Know what to do at temples
3. Know what to do at a Shrine
4. Know how to ask questions about a shrine and understand them

Week 2:
1. Know how to tell a restaurant you are waiting for someone
2. Know how to tell the person you are looking around for your friend
3. Know how to tell a waiter they brought the wrong food
4. Know how to tell the waiter you had more food

Week 3:
1. Know how to tell someone you forgot an item on a train 
2. Find out about specialty souvenirs in different prefectures

Week 4:
1. Know how to respond and act when going to someone's house in Japan
2. Know how to split a credit card into different payments
3. Know how to make change (from bigger bills to smaller bills)

Week 5: 
1. Know how to buy a phone card and where to find payphones
2. Know soccer terminology
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 weekly, this is optional. The student has the choice to send their homework to me to look over if they want to. 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.

Teacher

Samuel Brinkerhoff, M.A.EdCome learn Languages with me! I teach Japanese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean and Chinese. I have a Master's in K-12 Education and a Major in Japanese
302 total reviews
677 completed classes

About Me

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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