World Languages

Learn Japanese Through Culture VI: Eating in Japan

In this 8-week class, students learn about Japanese food and eating culture in Japan while also learning how to use Japanese vocabulary and grammar to design their own restaurant or cafe menu.
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Completed by 6 learners

75 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri May 20

May 20 - Jul 22 (8 weeks)
7pm - 8:15pm

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Class Experience

Upon completing this class, students will have:
- Learned more about food and eating culture in Japan, the differences between types of cuisine, what restaurants/cafes are like, etc.
- Learned vocabulary related to Japanese food and dining, and its meaning.
- Practiced listening and speaking of Japanese in situational conversations (ordering from a menu, asking questions about allergies, asking/giving suggestions/recommendations, etc.).
- Practiced describing food/drink items in Japanese, presenting their menu of their designed restaurant or cafe in Japanese.
I have studied Japanese for more than 12 years and am fluent in the language. I also am experienced in tutoring middle school, high school, as well as college students in Japanese and I have lived accumulatively in Japan for about 5 years.

In terms of knowledge about eating culture in Japan, aside from what I have l learned simply from living in the country itself, regularly going to restaurants and cafes, etc. I have worked as a tour guide for a food tours company in Japan. I have also had the experience of cooking all manner of authentic Japanese dishes for which I have taken numerous cooking classes both in and outside of Japan, including Japanese pastries and traditional sweets, for which I earned a teacher's license in cake and pastry making while living in Japan.
As the focus during classtime will be on Japanese listening and speaking, after each meeting a "follow-up worksheet" will be posted in the Classroom for students to use to help both review material that was covered and prepare for the following week. 

For their final assignment, students will be asked to come up with their own idea for a restaurant or cafe and write/design a menu in Japanese. This can be made by hand or digitally (using pictures found on the internet, etc). Guidelines for how to complete this final project will be made available to students in the Classroom. Students are encouraged but are not required to present these final assignments in class. 
All audiovisual material for class (sound/video/image) will be provided as part of PowerPoint presentations (or similar) displayed for students through use of screen share on Zoom. 

Students may want to have a notebook and pen/pencil to take notes in class.

All "follow-up worksheets" and class supporting materials (i.e. vocabulary lists) will be provided to students by the teacher in the Classroom.

For their final project, students will be asked to design their menu to show to the class as they present their restaurant/cafe. This can be drawn, made digitally on the computer using pictures found on the internet, etc. however the supplies needed to complete the design part of this final project will vary accordingly.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There will be a review game covering all the content in this 8-week class to test how much students can recall in the final meeting for the class.

Grades are not given for this class but a written report/assessment on the student’s performance can be provided upon request.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Jennifer M. Yoo
Lives in the United States
PhD and Experienced Teacher Specializing in Japanese Studies
91 total reviews
82 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jennifer Yoo. I am a Japanese Studies specialist, a teacher, a writer and playwright. I currently live in Massachusetts, but I have at one time or other called places ranging from Japan to Hawaii my home. During my free... 
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