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Here's Hiragana! Part 1-5 (A Japanese Writing System) (Age 8-12)

In this five-week course, students will learn the 69 letters of Hiragana (a Japanese alphabet). They will study in an upbeat and interactive way, where all students will feel comfortable and engaged.
Samuel Brinkerhoff, M.A.Ed
441 total reviews for this teacher
19 reviews for this class
Completed by 60 learners
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$23 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Day 1: Students will be able to read, write, and pronounce.
あ, い, う, え,  お
か, き, く, け, こ
が, ぎ, ぐ, げ, ご

Day 2: Students will be able to read, write and pronounce
さ, し, す, せ, そ
ざ, じ, ず, ぜ, ぞ
た, ち, つ, て, と
だ, で, ど

Day 3: Students will be able to read, write and pronounce
な, に, ぬ, ね, の
は, ひ, ふ, へ, ほ
ば, び, ぶ, べ, ぼ
ぱ, ぴ, ぷ, ぺ, ぽ

Day 4: Students will be able to read, write and pronounce
ま, み, む, め, も
ら, り, る, れ, ろ
や, ゆ, よ
わ, を, ん

Day 5: Students will be able to
1. Review all Hiragana Characters
2. Write your names in Hiragana
3. Learn the Hiragana rules
    A. Learn about pronouncing and reading long vowels
    B. Learn about pronouncing and reading double consonants
    C. Learn about traditional sounds
    D. Learn about particles
    E. Learn about the small や, ゆ, よ
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.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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 no time outside of class.


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
441 total reviews
1049 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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