Japanese: Road to Fluency Mid Beginner Class 3 Multiday (Age 8-12)

Samuel Brinkerhoff, M.A.Ed
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(469)
This is the tenth class in a long series designed to help the student 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:

Week 1:

1. Review the Kanji they have learned
-Reading stories with kanji
-Answering questions from the story that is read
-Answer true or false questions based on what you read

Week 2:

1. Practice reading some stories about people using the grammar we have learned
2. Learn some vocabulary words related to colors (red, green, purple).
3. Learn about Comparing two or more items (I like this more than this, this one is better than that one.)

Week 3:

1. Read a story of review to see what needs to be reviewed and not
2. Learn the vocabulary words for colors
3. Read a story with new grammar and vocabulary to see if he can learn the context clues to figure out what the story means
4. Learn about comparing two items together.

Week 4:

1. Comparing three or more items (Which do you like the best)
2. Avoiding repetition (you sometimes do not have to put the subject or the direct object, if it is already implied)

Week 5:

1. Expressing intention in Japan (I intend to quit, I intend to not stop etc.)
2. To become (I will become strong, I will become healthy)
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. They will get a vocabulary list that goes over everything they have studied
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

Meet the teacher

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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(469)
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


for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
60 min

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

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