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World Languages

Japanese: Road to Fluency Beginner Class 2 Multiday (Age 13-18) (Pre-Req.)

This is the second 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
334 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 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 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

Lesson 1:

1. Learn to seek confirmation (ne)
2. Learn to make an exclamation (yo)
3. Learn the difference between the three pleases
4. Learn the negative form of basic sentences

Lesson 2:

1. Learn how to count from 100 to 99,999
2. Learn School vocabulary (pencil, pen, whiteboard, Tv)
3. Learn verb vocabulary related to school (I understand, please slow down)

Lesson 3:

1. Learn about the Polite Verb Conjugation
2. Learn about the Present Tense
3. Learn particles in Japanese
-Marking a direct object, 
-marks where an activity takes place, 
-marks time or movement towards a goal

Lesson 4:

1. Learn the Particle referencing to time
2. Learn about Polite Invitations
3. Learn about Frequency Adverbs
   -Everyday, often, Sometimes, Never, Not often

Lesson 5:

1. Learn about word order
2. Learn the Kanji for 1-1,000
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.
Please have a pen or pencil to draw the Kanji or know how to draw on zoom.
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
334 total reviews
753 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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