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

 

 

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

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
    • 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
    • Basic vocab

    • Grammar (tae Kim)

    • Phrases
    • Situations
      • Survival Japanese
    • Intermediate/advanced vocab
    • Advanced grammar
    • Intense reading
    • Kanji mnemonics
    • Intensive script reading with shadowing
    • Grades 1-12 Japanese school immersion
    • Teaching (and paid-to-play)

 

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