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

Samuel Brinkerhoff, M.A.Ed
Rising Star
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(485)
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.

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
Homework Offered
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.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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.
Grades Offered
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Rising Star
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(485)
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... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
60 min

Completed by 51 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
1-6 learners per class

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