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Let's Learn Japanese 1.2: Introducing Yourself

In this 8 lesson course, students will learn how to introduce themselves to others in Japanese!
Kate McMahan
201 total reviews for this teacher
27 reviews for this class
Completed by 135 learners
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$13 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
50 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will learn:
-How to introduce themselves in Japanese using their name, age, nationality, and school year.
-How to ask and respond to how people are doing (Example: "How are you?"-->"I'm fine. And you?")
-How to ask and answer simple yes/no questions
-Japanese particles (は,の,も,か)
-Japanese copula verb (です)
-Implied subjects in sentences, Conversational filler words (ええと, あのう, etc.), and the polite prefix (お)
-Several relevant Japanese cultural notes (Example: bowing, Japanese school years, etc.)
I have a Bachelor's degree in Japanese and East Asian Studies. While working on my degree, I completed a study program abroad at Nihon University in Tokyo. After graduation I lived and worked in Hokkaido, Japan for 3 years. My job was primarily teaching ESL (English as a Second Language), but I occasionally did some local work as a translator and interpreter. I am currently working towards receiving an N2 certification in the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
I will make and provide worksheets after most classes for students to practice the characters they learned. We will go over these worksheets as a class during the review portion of the following lesson. The worksheets are usually 1-2 pages long. 
At the end of the course, each individual student will present their final projects. The projects are speaking based and will be introduced to the students in Lesson 7. Class time will be spent at the end of Lesson 7 and the beginning of Lesson 8 preparing and asking questions about the final project, but students may need extra time to finish outside of class.
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Students should come to class with something to write with and something to write on. They should ideally have access to a printer as well for the worksheets. If this is not possible, students could work around this by writing down worksheet answers in their notes.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A written report is available at the end of the course upon request.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Hatasa, Y. A., Hatasa, K., & Makino, S. (2014). Nakama 1: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context (World Languages) (3rd ed.). Cengage Learning.


Kate McMahan
Lives in the United States
Educator of Japanese Language, Arts, and Culture
201 total reviews
296 completed classes

About Me

はじめまして (Pleased to meet you)! 

My name is Kate and I teach classes on Japanese language and culture. Japanese has been an interest of mine since I was a Junior High School student. In college, I had the experience of being a counselor for... 
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