Class theme/topics discussed:
-Explaining some giongo and gitaigo (onomatopoetic expressions)
– Game: telephone game for practicing giongo and gitaigo
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted students to know much more daily Japanese expressions. I thought that students were able to learn those expressions naturally through playing the games.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
They really enjoyed telephone game.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Giongo and gitaigo are essential part of daily Japanese. Students had better to know those expressions in conversation. But, I saw some students were confused a bit. So I should include more giongo and gitaigo to have a chance of practicing them.