What kinds of activities do you include in your online Japanese classes?
We start with self-Introductions, greetings and easy vocabulary and go on to practice how to read numbers.
As you progress through this level, the final goal is to enable you to ask about things, names and places on your own.
Even if you cannot read Hiragana or Katakana, please do not worry, all
the lesson texts have Romaji readings. We will also help you to move on
up to the Beginner 1 Level .
The lessons consist of basic Japanese
grammar from everyday situations, and
I mix in English translations to make
the points easier to understand. But
the focus is not so much on learning
grammar, but rather familiarizing
yourself with Japanese phrases. By
practicing and repeating the phrases
in different situations while
following the illustrations from the
lesson text, you'll find yourself
learning to speak Japanese.
The lessons are prepared so that,
even if you're new to the Japanese
language, don't have the textbook or a
dictionary handy, or cannot read
hiragana or katakana, you can still
join in and learn.
Building on the phrases from Beginner
1, in Beginner 2 I aim to prepare
students for smooth and trouble-free
daily conversations in Japanese,
including more detailed descriptions
and expressing emotions more clearly.
At this level, in addition to the
regular conversation practices, I also
introduce Japanese reading lessons and
situational role-play exercises.
Low Intermediate Grammar
(incl. JLPT N3)
Many students who have completed
beginning Japanese feel they can't
quite speak effectively or that the
jump to intermediate-level Japanese is
too high. If that description fits
you, this class may be an ideal bridge
on your way to intermediate Japanese.
In addition to a review of
beginning-level Japanese, we take up
vocabulary and usages not studied at
the beginner level, as well as
(focusing on expressions and grammar
forms used in spoken rather than
written Japanese). Through other
activities such as restating difficult
Japanese words using simpler
vocabulary, students can start
thinking in Japanese rather than their
native language, and thereby make
significant strides in their Japanese
Please share your thoughts on teaching and learning Japanese.
There is a
Japanese saying "narau-yori
narero", which roughly
translates to, "In learning,
first comes familiarity." Of
course, studying hard is
necessary when learning a new
language, but first, getting
used to hearing and speaking
the language is key.
JOI is an ideal
place for acclimating to the
Japanese language. You don't
need your passport; you don't
even have to leave your home.
Just login and enter our
online world of Japanese.
Don't think of it as
studying?think of it as
getting used to the Japanese
language. Let's get started!