Full Yasuke!™ – THE (almost) ULTIMATE JAPANESE TEXTBOOK & GUIDE TO JAPANESE: An Online Study Outline For Students and Teachers

a work-in-progress (under continual development)

 

First a word on theory:

Progress in Japanese will require the two “C”s – “commitment” and “curiosity.”

Obligate yourself to learn Japanese. And always stay “thirsty” (wanting to know what something means) by finding ways to enjoy your learning.

Best regards,

– Tori sensei

 

NOTE: As a work-in-progress I am continually adding to the project with content that I post first on the blog.

You can find that content in these places:

  1. Yasuke Adventures in Japanese (posts that add “meat” to other Japanese textbooks)
  2. Yasuke Tips (helpful language learning tips and techniques)
  3. Yasuke Tips for Teachers

 

(a list of textbooks that have helped the Yasuke project)

What Full Yasuke! does (to help teachers, tutors, students, and self-learners) is piece the above online textbooks together in a workable format. It also teaches you how to use those resources to a fuller extent. And it adds “meat” (supplemental content) to those textbooks so you have more to work with in a lesson.

It is being put together from my own lesson records teaching high school Japanese and private tutoring. So the goal is to give you a resource that you can use in a lesson setting (especially an immersion lesson – so lots of Japanese, little or no English).

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

THE BEGINNING

 

  • OUTLINE and Components of textbook: (listen, speak, read, write) 
    • Basics
      • Hiragana
      • Classroom expressions
      • Time (min hours days days of week, data of month, first last)
      • Space (direction, big small, near far)
      • Visual (color etc)
      • Audio, Touch, Taste
      • Feeling
      • Possessing
      • Belonging/Relationship
    • Basic vocab
    • Grammar (tae Kim)
    • Phrases
    • Concepts (ex: uchi vs soto)
    • Situations
      • Survival Japanese
    • Intermediate/advanced vocab
    • Advanced grammar
    • Intensive reading
    • Kanji mnemonics and intensive writing 
    • Intensive script reading with shadowing (intensive listening and speaking)
    • Grades 1-12 Japanese school immersion
    • Teaching (and paid-to-play)

 

  • OUTLINE and Components of textbook: (listen, speak, read, write) 
    • Basics

      • Hiragana
      • Classroom expressions
      • Time (min hours days days of week, data of month, first last)
      • Space (direction, big small, near far)
      • Visual (color etc)
      • Audio, Touch, Taste
      • Feeling
      • Possessing
      • Belonging/Relationship

Breakdown

  • Hiragana
  • Classroom expressions
  • Time (min hours days days of week, data of month, first last)
  • Space (direction, big small, near far)
  • Visual (color etc)
  • Audio, Touch, Taste
  • Feeling
  • Possessing
  • Belonging/Relationship
    • http://japaneseteachingideas.weebly.com/family.html

 

 

Further breakdown 

 

 

Beginning

 

(Instead of “lesson 1, lesson 2, etc.” I label them “stage 1, etc.” because I am merely suggesting the order of progression. depending on the student you will need to do more or less lessons on the same stage.)

 

Stage One :

Hiragana – Tofugu

Hiragana song

 

Human Japanese – intro to Japanese language

 

Stage Two :

Kanji (Yes, Kanji now) – read the intro to kanji.

 

ManyThings.org signs    (getting around and getting lost in Japan)

http://www.manythings.org/japanese/

 

For review

Hiragana – Tofugu

Hiragana song

 

Stage Three :

 

Language learning theory (no language learning theory/methods are perfect)

 

Language isn’t a formula, isn’t set. Its

Tae Kim  (desu)

 

Visualizing Japanese lesson on sentences. (unit 1)

Start introducing songs.

 

Numbers using Mnemonics – Yakitori’s mnemonics

Calendar dates from youtube songs :

 

Putting things into hiragana in Anki flashcards

Stage 4 or 5 :

 

Tae Kim’s topic particle.

Visualizing Japanese Grammar’s “word order video” explain also dropping of subject object and particles

 

“Yoda-mind”

i dog named Sam have

Dog named Sam I have

dog named Sam  have

Erin.ne.jp lesson #3 video and the practice video.

First Kanji. Suki.

Stage 6

Tae Kim. – Addressing people

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/complete/people

Erin.ne.jp lesson 4 on “where”

 

showing a train station employee a map and asking which is such and such a place.

that and Doko desu ka, to get around in Tokyo.

And japanese phrases

Wa-pedia expressions list

Jref’s useful expressions list

About.com’s list of Japanese phrases  [10]

Stage 7

print the http://www.japanese-language.aiyori.org/ Picture dictionary pages in hiragana and use them to create vocabulary homework.

 

Japanese Verbs and conjugating (from AiYori)

 

Stage 8

start Tadoku

-use choko choko library

-use info on official japanese tadoku website (ie rules of tadoku)

 

Culture : getting around tokyo yamanote line game

 

 

 

Stage ?  cheating! Yay!!

 

Cheating / hack — using particles with Onegai or Dozo to not have to use a verb

http://www.gwu.edu/~eall/vjg/10particlesincommunication/10particlesincommunication.html

 

Stage ?   idioms and phrases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.languagerealm.com/japanese/japaneseidioms.php#

jackpot!!!  also this > http://ww8.tiki.ne.jp/~tmath/language/sp_adverbs.htm

 

 Stage ??

lesson  – self introduction

funny – self intro

good – self intro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlXvW5uqrJs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BrOZ6IynCU

 

 

Stage ??

Calendar and days of week

interactive (from Marugoto)

 

Stage??

verbs

verb conjugation video series

verb conjugation

 

AWESOME resource list to pull more from

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