Children’s Classes

 

Course Outline for Children’s Classes


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Course Flow Chart

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Level Course Outline and Materials
Heritage Kindergarten In this class, students must be able to communicate in Japanese on a daily basis. Students will learn through playing games and activities, singing Japanese songs with classmates and reading Japanese picture books:
• To be able to read and write all 46 characters of each Hiragana and Katakana;
• To be able to do simple greetings and engage in daily conversation in many aspects of everyday life; and
• To understand and be interested in Japanese culture.
School Age In this class, students must be able to communicate in Japanese on a daily basis. This multi-level class aims to build and improve reading and writing skills using National Language textbooks.   Students will learn:
• To be familiar in the reading and writing of all 46 characters of each Hiragana and Katakana
• To be able to read and write grade-appropriate Kanji, and
• To be able to read and understand stories and essays in the National Language TextbookCourse Materials
• National Language textbooks (Grades 1 to 3) (文部省認定 光村図書 1年生・上から3年生・上)
• Japanese Newspaper for Elementary Student (オンライン小学生新聞)
• Picture cards, Japanese songs, etc.
Foreign Kindergarten In this class, students will learn through playing games and activities, singing Japanese songs with classmates and reading Japanese picture books:
• To be able to read all 46 characters of Hiragana;
• To be able to do simple greetings and daily conversation in many aspects of everyday life; and
• To understand and be interested in Japanese culture.
Beginner This class is aimed towards those who have never learned Japanese. Students learn following through games and activities with classmates:
• To be able to read and write all 46 characters of Hiragana;
• To be able to do simple greetings and engage in daily conversation in many aspects of everyday life; and
• To understand and be interested in Japanese culture.Course Materials
• Hiragana exercise notebook
• Textbook Nihongo beginner
Intermediate This class aims to enhance Japanese language skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will learn the following:
• To be able to read and write all 46 characters of Hiragana and Katakana;
• To be able to read and write approximately 30 Kanji; and
• To be able to have conversations in a wide variety of daily situations; and
• To be able to write simple journals.Course Materials
• Textbook Nihongo Beginner and Intermediate
Advanced In this course, students learn the use of parts of speech, verb usage and proper use of adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions in sentence patterns. Students build on improving listening, speaking, reading and writing skills from simple to complex sentences, with a particular emphasis on listening and conversational skills. Students in this course will learn:
• To be able to read and write approximately 150 Kanji
• To be able to write simple essays or journal entries; and
• To be able to read and understand short stories and essays
• To train their thought organization in oral and written expression.Course Materials
• Textbook Nihongo Advanced
• Various materials from Japanese children’s books and magazines