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Study of Japanese in levels 1-6

Advanced Classes: Mrs. Aoki

 

Elementary Class: Using the textbooks that are used in a Japanese public school, students will be able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and kanji. They also learn kotowaza and kanyoku (Japanese saying).

Secondary Class: Students read materials written clearly on a variety of topics from the textbooks and articles in newspapers. They have a discussion or a debate to improve their speaking and listening skills. They also learn basic Japanese social studies such as history and politics.

Intermediate Classes: Ms. Yabe

Elementary:Students learn to read and comprehend expressions and texts (with hiragana, katakana and kanji) by using the textbooks that are used in a Japanese public school. In addition, they learn kotowaza (Japanese saying) and play games such as karuta and shiritori game.

Secondary: Students learn Japanese grammar, structures and kanji, read and understand texts (both descriptive and narrative texts) using Japanese textbooks, and write essays to improve their writing skills. They also learn about Japanese culture (such as traditional arts, food and education system) by reading texts and experience Japanese calligraphy.

Beginner Classes: Mrs. Metz

Elementary: Let’s learn Japanese with fun activities. We’ll learn Japanese songs, simple conversations, and hiragana/katakana with a lot of activities. OCSI desires students to learn Japanese language to connect people in Japan. Students enjoy writing journals and essays in Japanese to share their experiences and thoughts. We also learn about Japanese culture such as origami, calligraphy, and Japanese traditions. My prayer is that OCSI students find a lifelong joy to learn a foreign language!

Secondary: Students learn to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana and kanji. Students read and comprehend conversations about topics, and pick up the necessary information from short conversations. They also learn Japanese culture such as calligraphy, tea ceremony, and Japanese customs.