Japanese teaching resources: Basics

Resources and ideas for Japanese, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Vocabulary Treasure Hunt

Vocabulary Treasure Hunt

A fun plenary or starter game for the main beginners' topics in any language. On each slide there are 16 squares with five treasures hidden behind them. Students translate the vocabulary on the boxes and if they get it right they choose a square and get a point/sweet/sticker if they find a treasure. This activity is based on the gamification theory that random rewards make games more addictive and fun.There are 34 slides with treasures hidden in different places about these topics (two slides for each topic) Numbers 1-20Numbers 20-100LettersAnimalsFamilyMonthsDatesAppearanceVerb endingsQuestion wordsSportsHobbiesHobbies/Sports and Time phrasesSubjectsDaysTownFoodNote: In presentation mode click on squares to make them disappear and reveal the treasures.

By jusch12

Language Flashcards: Key greetings from 26 languages.

Language Flashcards: Key greetings from 26 languages.

This set of language flashcards explores key greetings in the 26 most commonly spoken languages in the world.The greetings that they teach are:HelloGoodbyeThank youPleaseSorryYesNo Including on the flashcards are flags of countries where each language is spoken and facts about that language.The languages are:EnglishSpanishPortugueseGermanFrenchMandarinHindiBengaliPunjabiUrduPersianMarathiVietnameseCantoneseKoreanMalaySwahiliJapaneseJavaneseRussianTamilTurkishArabicItalianHausaTelugu There are many uses for this with your students. My students enjoy taking a card each week and answering the register with a greeting in their chosen tongue.They could also be used as a class 'language of the week'; as a multi-cultural display; or as part of a geography project.I hope you find them helpful!

By Richardtownend1978

Minna No Nihongo Support: Greetings

Minna No Nihongo Support: Greetings

Designed to complement Minna no Nihongo, particularly for less confident pupils who find the Minna no Nihongo format less accessible.Can also be used as a stand alone lesson on greetings.

By allowitmissman

Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

This is to supplement and support with Unit 2 of Minna no Nihongo, p16.Helps pupils with hiragana recognition to access the challenging language of Minna no Nihongo and to build vocabulary and reading confidence.

By allowitmissman

Japanese Introduction SOW

Japanese Introduction SOW

An introduction to the Japanese language and culture that I made for my secondary school Japanese club. It covers introductory phrases, an outline of the three alphabets of Japanese (hiragana, katakana and kanji), simple questions and answers, numbers and a bit of calligraphy using hiragana. Contains a 58 slide PowerPoint and Hiragana/Katakana handouts.

By btite

Numbers: Japanese Vocabulary Card Sort

Numbers: Japanese Vocabulary Card Sort

This is a card sort to help students learn words for numbers (30 words in total). This resource covers 1-20 and 30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100,1000,1000000. This would be a useful task with younger groups or low ability groups. There are three separate files, depending on how you want to present the task.- The 'teacher copy' shows a grid with all items already matched. - The 'student version' is a random layout, print this out and give to students. They can then cut out the items and match them, or stick them into their workbooks.- The 'quick cut' is designed so that you can produce 10 packs of cards quickly and easily using a guillotine. Each page has the same card 10 times over. This allows you to remove words that may not be suitable or needed. Alternatively you can print the same page twice double-sided to produce flash cards.

By ineedtoteachthat

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Japanese Lyrics)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Japanese Lyrics)

Every two years, our school puts on a Summer Carnival where each year group gives a performance based around a different country. Last year, Year 3's country was Japan. The children learnt how to sing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' in Japanese. They also performed a contemporary dance and wore traditional Japanese clothes and accessories. It was a fantastic event and the children loved every minute of it. I have uploaded the lyrics in case you would like to try something similar at your school. This link takes you to the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGgOKEaMWZU

By juliannebritton

JAPAN RESOURCES AND JAPANESE LANGUAGE , MULTICULTURE AND DIVERSITY AND DISPLAY

JAPAN RESOURCES AND JAPANESE LANGUAGE , MULTICULTURE AND DIVERSITY AND DISPLAY

Resources included are as follows:PDF and PPT file for you to print. Japan information pack including details about geography, general key facts, school, clothing sports, etcPhoto pack, flags of the world pack, key word cards, large lettering to head wall display, long banner, folder covers, topic title page, japan word and flag buntings, airport departure board with word and letters, passport template, luggage tag and flight tickets to complete, food flashcards, animal flashcards, language resources including numbers, colours, days and months, diary writing task, acrostic poem, card matching game, maps of the world, maps of Asia, maps of Japan, blank map to complete, cut and stick activity, holiday treasure hunt game, holiday shopping writing task, Japanese art posters, lunchbox task, flag to colour, reward chart, story board, tour guide badges, word search, sentence summary worksheet, work booklet cover, writing borders, postcard to complete, red display borders, resources sack tag.

By hayleyhill

Visual literacy in Japanese language poster

Visual literacy in Japanese language poster

Teaching visual literacy is everyone's responsibility! This poster was designed as part of a cross-curriculum promotional campaign to teach staff in all faculties in a New England NSW high school about visual literacy being a component of literacy in every area of the curriculum and also to provide students with an example of how a visual image can be deconstructed to find the hidden messages. This poster is an example of how the techniques of visual literacy can be used in Japanese language classes. It applies an excellent template developed by the English Teacher's Association of NSW to a tourist magazine cover.

By WayneWoods

Japanese - Lessons 1 to 10

Japanese - Lessons 1 to 10

Lessons 1 to 10 of Japanese. 5 hiragana per week starting with week 2 Lesson topics include: Lesson 1 - Greetings and Self Introduction Lesson 2 - Numbers Lesson 3 - Time Lesson 4 - Countries Lesson 5 - Family Lesson 6 - Age and months Lesson 7 - Date & Birthday Lesson 8 - Colours and pets Lesson 9 - Family and Counting people Lesson 10 - Personality Lesson 11 - Counting Animals and Revision

By steevmak

Japanese  (Hiragana) Alphabet Bingo

Japanese (Hiragana) Alphabet Bingo

With this Alphabet Bingo game cards, your students will benefit by hearing and seeing the letters in a fun way. There are enough cards for 36 students. Although the bingo cards can stock and them laminated so they last for years. In addition to the 36 cards, there are instructions for playing alphabet bingo with suggestions for variations

By lonniedaizovi

Japanese Classroom Expression Pics for Walls or Boards

Japanese Classroom Expression Pics for Walls or Boards

Japanese Classroom Expression Pics (coloured) for Walls or Boards help students speak Japanese in class. This packet includes 16 big coloured pictures of necessary expressions (and the written Japanese expressions associated with them) said by the teacher or student on an everyday basis. The coloured pictures represent our multi-cultural classrooms. Hang them on the wall with the words (I put a colorful construction paper as a background behind each drawing with the sentence or question under it.) or on the bulletin boards. The expressions ( but in Japanese) are:May I borrow a pencil? May I sharpen my pencil?What page are we on?May I go to the nurse’s office?Please write it on the board.May I get a drink of water? Listen please. May I go to the office? I’m sorry. I didn’t do the homework.Please take out a piece of paper.May I throw this away?Please open your books.I don’t understand.Silence please.May I go to the bathroom? May I go to my locker?If you'd prefer other phrases, words,or alphabets, use them! The pictures work your words or mine.

By lonniedaizovi

Japanese Festivals and Culture

Japanese Festivals and Culture

A cross curriculum resource for Japanese and Social Studies/ Humanities. This assignment includes library (research skills) and discussion with your librarian is recommended and a library lesson (or several) booked. There are several elective topics within the Festivals and Cultural activities to choose from and students can also pick their own useful phrases to include. Teacher notes and an Assessment/marking sheet are included.

By Balance4Life

Passport to Japan & its Culture

Passport to Japan & its Culture

Ideally suited to students from Yr 3 upwards, this Multiple Intelligences assignment requires students to complete 8 of 16 tasks over a 10 week term. Teachers will need to download the assignment and print double sided, then fold in half. Select coloured card/heavier paper for the students to create their "passport" - extending them by using kana. Staple in the centre.As each task is completed, a sticker is placed on that page. Suitable Japanese icons/pictures are readily available on the web if the accompanying worksheet of stickers doesn't suit. Some students will seek to do more than the 8 tasks and I would suggest that this be counted as extension work. A marking sheet is also included.

By Balance4Life