Japanese teaching resources: Basics

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

Learning Japanese The Fun Way Bundle

Learning Japanese The Fun Way Bundle

Are you learning Japanese? Are you looking for a fun way to learn Japanese? I have developed a way to learn different languages based on my experience as an ESL teacher. This pack has 57 different settings for students to talk about in Japanese. The worksheets themselves are in English and the students do need to translate the places and objects they see into Japanese. At the end of the session, the students can play a fun game of word bingo to show they have mastered that day's vocabulary. Try it, it is a lot of fun for everyone!

By peterfogarty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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114 Japanese Writing Worksheets For Writing Practice.

114 Japanese Writing Worksheets For Writing Practice.

Welcome to the 'Let’s Write in Japanese!' pack. There are lots of ways of using this teaching pack. It could be used as writing assessment for students learning Japanese. The students could write about a topic in Japanese before starting a unit, and then write again about the topic, using the second worksheet at the end of the topic to see how much they have progressed. It could also be used as an introduction to guided writing. Students can write sentences as a class and share the sentences together and they can then write them on their own. Alternatively, students could work in pairs - one student dictates to the other what to write down about what they see in the picture. These pages could also be used to write different stories, using the pictures as a stimulus. ***** Please note - these resources provide visual prompts and support to the students, not direct language instruction **************

By peterfogarty

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114 Japanese Bingo Game Cards

114 Japanese Bingo Game Cards

Welcome to the Japanese Bingo pack. This is a simple starter game for students. There are 114 different pictures to choose from. Select a single picture and project the image on the wall or share it with the class as a handout. Talk about the picture and then ask your students to select and write down 5 items from the picture. Then look at the picture and pick out all the key vocabulary you want them to talk about. The first student to have all their items read out is the winner. With 57 different settings and 114 different game cards, there are plenty chances for great vocabulary. ***** Please note - these resources provide visual prompts and support to the students, not direct language instruction **************

By peterfogarty

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57 Japanese Setting Cards For Conversation Practice

57 Japanese Setting Cards For Conversation Practice

Welcome to the Let’s Talk in Japanese! pack.This set of cards looks at 57 different settings. The teacher describes something in the top card. The students then use this to model a sentence using the bottom set of pictures. There are lots of things to see and describe in every picture. When the students have completed this task, they can repeat it by working in pairs to discuss each picture.What works very well is for the two pictures to be directly projected on a wall. The teacher talks about the top picture, such as 'In my picture, I can see two seagulls flying.'... then the students model their responses, using the sentence structure provided by the teacher.There are lots of different ways you could use this pack. You could laminate them into two cards and get each student to talk about what they had seen in their picture. ***** Please note - these resources provide visual prompts and support to the students, not direct language instruction **************

By peterfogarty

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Speak, Write and Play In Japanese - The Fun Way Of Learning!

Speak, Write and Play In Japanese - The Fun Way Of Learning!

Are you learning Japanese? Are you looking for a fun way to learn Japanese? I have developed a way to learn different languages based on my experience as an ESL teacher. This pack has 57 different settings for students to talk about in Japanese. The worksheets themselves are in English and the students do need to translate the places and objects they see into Japanese. At the end of the session, the students can play a fun game of word bingo to show they have mastered that day's vocabulary. Try it, it is a lot of fun for everyone!Japanese Bingo pack: This is a simple starter game for students. There are 114 different pictures to choose from. Select a single picture and project the image on the wall or share it with the class as a handout.Let's Talk in Japanese!: This set of cards looks at 57 different settings. The teacher describes something in the top card. The students then use this to model a sentence using the bottom set of pictures. There are lots of things to see and describe in every picture. When the students have completed this task, they can repeat it by working in pairs to discuss each picture.Let's Write in Japanese pack: There are lots of ways of using this teaching pack. It could be used as writing assessment for students learning Japanese. * Please note - these resources provide visual prompts, not specific language instruction.

By peterfogarty