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Japanese for Youth Explorer 1 In-person at TLC (Wed. 4:10-5:45pm)


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** This class will be held at the TLC main office at 220 French Landing, Nashville, TN

Instructor: Naoko Takeda

Objective: Learners in this class will build on skills developed during Beginner 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. More kanji (Chinese characters) are introduced to support developing their comprehension in reading longer passages and express themselves in a more complex sentences with personal details. Practice will focus on expanding the expressions using a variety of vocabulary including counters to count different types of objects, emotions, physical conditions of the future and the past and to communicate reasons for their emotions.

Expectations/Time Commitment: The learners in this class are required to prepare, practice and review for the minimum of 2 hours each week outside of the class to develop their Japanese proficiency. Each week, assignments are given by the instructor through Matrix, TLC’s learning management system.

The instructor will guide learners for cultural exploration with topics such as punctuality, commuting, public transit system and weekends in Japan.

 

Can-Do Statements:

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

·          Name what tangible objects you want

·         Communicate about what activities you do after school

·         Ask about a friend’s health

·         Communicate that you are not well

·         Ask a friend what he/she wants to do

·         Talk about activities you want to do and do not want to do

·         Ask about a sports event

·         Describe sports events and teams

·         Read, write and understand kanji that appears in the lessons

 

This class is for students aged 11-15. Students who are 16 and above can enroll in our regular group courses.

 

Required Materials:

Adventures in Japanese, Level 1, Workbook (Paperback), 4th Edition (ISBN: 9781622910571)

 


 

Strongly recommended textbook and (free) apps: 1. Adventures in Japanese Volume 1, Textbook, hardcover (preferred), 4th Edition (ISBN: 9781622910564)

 

For IN-PERSON youth classes, we provide some copies of the textbook at TLC to borrow and use during class time for every student at no cost. Students may not take home the textbooks. However, if possible, we recommend each student obtain a hard copy if possible, so that the students can review and reference when they study at home. Both new and used copies of Adventures in Japanese Volume 1, 4th edition is available to purchase in many online bookstores.

 

For ONLINE youth classes, the instructor will share the pages of the target language(s) from the textbook during class time and place important materials online in a weekly via module on the learning management system. However, if possible, we recommend each student obtain a hard copy of the

textbook if possible, so that the students can review and reference when they study at home. Both new and used copies of Adventures in Japanese Volume 1, 4th edition is available to purchase in many online bookstores.

 

1. Adventures in Japanese Volume 1, Textbook, hardcover (preferred), 4th Edition (ISBN: 9781622910564)


 

Strongly recommended (free) apps:

1. Kanji Memory Hint 1 [English]


Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.jfkc.KanjiMemoryHintApp.En&hl=en_US

iPhone https://apps.apple.com/us/app/kanji-memory-hint-1-english/id1168530345

 

2. Kana Bimoji Japanese Master


Android https://play.google.com/store/search?q=kana%20bimoji&c=apps&hl=en_US

 iPhone (Bimoji) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bimoji/id789605324

 

3. Matrix LMS


Android https://play.google.com/store/search?q=matrix%20LMS&c=apps&hl=en_US iPhone https://apps.apple.com/us/app/matrix-lms/id955407963

 

This course will cover Adventures in Japanese Volume 1 Chapter 9 part 4 – Chapter 11 part 2. Adventures in Japanese, Level 1, Workbook Chapter 9-10.

 

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