Advocacy / Teaching Strategies
The Japan Foundation, Sydney has created a kit for teachers to use for promoting their Japanese language programs. It contains the following three resources. Click on each one for details.
TEACHING HIRAGANA AND KATAKANA
Associating the shape and sound of each character to a familiar word, image, and/or concept in English is one of effective ways to teach Hiragana and Katakana! The Japan Foundation developed Hiragana/ Katakana Memory Hint, which is an app to learn Hiragana and Katakana using mnemonic pictures. Based on the illustrations of the app, we created the series of resources including flashcards and worksheets for teachers!
Effective Classroom Communication
It is the aim of all Japanese teachers to give their students a learning experience which they find enjoyable and satisfying. The learning experience occurs largely in the classroom, so we must look for the most effective ways of building meaningful communication within the classroom, in the hope that learners will extend their skills and understandings beyond the classroom.