What kinds of activities do you include in your online Japanese classes?
My JLPT preparation classes consist of
(1) Japanese grammar, (2) kanji and
vocabulary, and (3) reading
I make use of the Kanzen Master series
of Japanese language textbooks. Review
is an essential element of JLPT study,
and I encourage students to study and
review the material in the textbook as
much as practical.
The focus is on Japanesegrammar
elements that have been (or are
projected to be) included in JLPT
tests, the so-called JLPT content
specifications. Level N2 includes 170
Japanese grammar forms; level N1
contains an additional 110 forms.
*Kanji and Vocabulary:
These two subjects are inseparable.
While studying Kanji and their
readings, students learn new Japanese
vocabulary words. While memorizing
vocabulary, I encourage students to
Reading involves reviewing Japanese
grammar, vocabulary, and Kanji,
gradually progressing from
straightforward material to more
challenging selections. We use reading
selections specifically targeted for
Please share your thoughts on teaching and learning Japanese.
I believe that learning a
selection of several hundred
fundamental Kanji precisely and
completely is key to advancement in
Japanese. With an understanding of
Kanji comes an understanding of
Japanese words. With an understanding
of Japanese words, grammar and reading
comprehension become much simpler.