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World Languages

Japanese: Road to Fluency Beginner Class 1 Multiday (Age 13-18) (Pre-Req.)

This is the first class in a long series designed to help someone become fluent in Japanese. They will study in an upbeat and interactive way, where all students will feel comfortable and engaged.
Samuel Brinkerhoff, M.A.Ed
373 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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

After this class, students will be able to 

Lesson 1:

1. Say greetings (morning, afternoon and night)
2. Say goodbye (Did you know there are different goodbyes for different age groups?)
3. Say goodnight (There are different goodnights for different age groups.)
4. Say thank you and you are welcome (There is a different thank you for different age groups.)
5. Say I'm sorry or get someone's attention (The same word has two meanings.)
6. Know what to do and say when they leave their house and when they return
7. Know what to say before they eat and after they eat
8. Address someone when they are older, younger or a teacher
9. Introduce themselves to people they meet for the first time

Lesson 2:

1. Form simple sentences (ex. I am a student, I am 9 years old etc.)
2. Ask simple questions (What is your name? Where are you from? How old are you? etc.)
3. Count numbers 1-100

Lesson 3:

1. Learn expressions for when and what "ummm..." means
2. Be able to use the formal and informal yes (there are different words for different age groups)
3. Be able to say this (near me), that (near you), that (over there), or ask which one
4. Be more specific when describing things (this clock (near me), that phone (near you), that computer (over there), and ask which one).
5. Be able to ask how much something costs
6. My watch or my object

Lesson 4:

1. Ask whose object is this (whose pencil or whose bag is this?)
2. Say something is here, there, over there, and ask where
     -be able to ask where someone is from
3. How to describe two things as being similar (I am American. He is also American.)

Lesson 5:

1. Seeking confirmation (ne)
2. Exclamation (yo)
3. Learn the difference between the three pleases
4. Learn how to count (100-90,000)
You will definitely enjoy this class. We will play games, have PowerPoint slides, group discussion and real life situations to solidify what to say in certain situations. I want you to feel comfortable and engaged while learning. 

We will also review all grammar points that have been done thus far.
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.
 2 files available upon enrollment
Welcome! I'm excited that you joined this class. Would you please introduce yourself to me and the other learners? What kind of food do you like? Here is a vocabulary list for parts 2-5. Please be familiar with them
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 an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week 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
373 total reviews
849 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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