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Learn Japanese for Kids!

World Languages

SUMMER 2-WEEK INTENSIVE 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 2-week 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!
Akiko Graves
303 total reviews for this teacher
163 reviews for this class
Completed by 780 learners
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$13 per class
Meets 4x per week
Over 2 weeks
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

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.  
Reviewing 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.  
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.
Students will be evaluated formatively based on their class participation.
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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.


Akiko Graves
Lives in the United States
Music and Japanese Teacher
303 total reviews
148 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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