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Let's Learn Japanese 1.8: Places and Directions

Kate McMahan
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(224)
In this 8 lesson course, students will learn some common place names and how to give directions in Japanese! We will also continue to review and learn new Kanji characters.

Class experience

Students will learn:
-Japanese prepositions
-Place terms
-Transportation terms
-How to describe where things are located (ex. in a room or on a street)
-How to describe what method of transportation you use to go somewhere
-How to string together directions in Japanese
-Particle で
-Relevant cultural topics such as Japanese convenience stores or public transportation
-21 Kanji characters
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).
Homework Offered
I will make and provide worksheets after most classes for students to practice what they learned. We will go over these worksheets as a class during the review portion of the following lesson. The worksheets are usually 2-3 pages long.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
A written report is available at the end of the course upon request.
Grades Offered
 7 files available upon enrollment
Students should come to each class with something to write with and something to write on. For students that are more serious about taking all of my courses, I also recommend using folders or a binder to organize printouts and notes between each class section. Students should ideally have access to a printer as well for the worksheets. If this is not possible, they could work around this by writing down worksheet answers in their notes.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I make flashcards on Quizlet to go along with most lessons. Using Quizlet is not required for this class. This is only used as a supplementary tool for students that want a little extra help reviewing new words and characters. This is a free outside resource, but please note that it requires creating a Quizlet account to use. 
Hatasa, Y. A., Hatasa, K., & Makino, S. (2014). Nakama 1: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context (World Languages) (3rd ed.). Cengage Learning.

Times, The Japan The Japan and VVB LAUFERSWEILER Verlag. Genki 1: (Third Edition) An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese/ Hauptlehrbuch: Integrierter Sprachgrundkurs Japanisch 1 (Dritte Edition) with Online Access. Weinheim, Germany, Beltz Verlag, 2020.

Kano, C. (2016). (New Edition) Basic Kanji Book -Basic Kanji 500- Vol.1 (Japanese Edition). Bonjinsha.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(224)
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... 
Group Class


for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
50 min

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
3-9 learners per class

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