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Japanese: Road to Fluency Beginner Class 1 Part 1 (Age 8-12)

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
344 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 50 learners
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times


Wed, Oct 12

Meet once (1 day)
9:15 – 10:15 AM

Sat, Oct 15

Meet once (1 day)
9:15 – 10:15 AM
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Class Experience

After this lesson, students will be able to 

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
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 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
344 total reviews
775 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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