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Let's speak Japanese! - Introductory Level 1
MINASAN, KONNICHIWA! Ever wanted to learn a second language? Well, now is your chance. Come join Mrs. Graves for a journey through the Japanese language and culture. By the end of this course, you will be able to write your own name, counting in Japanese, introduce yourself, asking simple questions and express preferences in my native language, Japanese. You will also explore traditional Japanese culture, sing some songs in Japanese and visit popular sightseeing destinations online. Learn NIHONGO and have fun together!
This course will mainly focus on conversational Japanese and exploring Japanese culture. Topics include: self-introduction, asking simple questions about objects and people, expressing preferences, and ordering and purchasing items. Students will practice speaking and listening through modeling/repeating after the instructor and various group activities such as role-playing, fill-in-the-blanks, and listening and speaking games. The class begins with a quick opening activity followed by a...
Students will learn the fundamentals of conversational Japanese language, which include: *Introducing yourself/greetings including the country of origin, family structure, age, etc. *Making new friends *Asking simple questions about an object and a person. *Expressing preferences. *Ordering and purchasing. *Asking for directions. Students will also explore Japanese cultures and customs: national holidays, tea ceremony, school experience, etc. In addition, students will learn to write their name in Japanese and learn Hiragana symbols. As a cumulative assignment, students will conduct a research on their favorite city/town/district and present before their peers.
I am a certified school teacher. For the past 15 years, I have been teaching music and choir. I teach Japanese Language and Culture during the short Winter term. I was born and raised in Japan, and I love to share my experience and knowledge with you.
Homework OfferedReviewing the materials we cover in class is always important. Each student will be asked to do an oral presentation on the last day of instruction.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedStudents will be evaluated formatively based on their class participation.
You will need a pencil and paper. You might want to use flashcards to memorize vocabulary.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Class might use a short video clip - 5 to 8 minutes - from https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/japanologyplus/. Intent is to show the culture in action. Topics may include the use of robots and the food culture.
Meet the teacher
Hello and Konnichiwa(こんにちは!) My name is Akiko Graves. I taught Music and Choir at local public schools and a charter school for over 16 years. At my previous school, I teach Japanese Language and Culture during the short term in January to...
$98for 8 classes
2x per week, 4 weeks
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(163)
Completed by 780 learners
Live video meetings
3-17 learners per class