Class theme/topics discussed:
Japanese Cultural Study
Introduced new vocabs for Youtube video (まんが日本昔話『節分の鬼』)
How did you pick this theme or topic?
February 3 and 4 is special day for Japanese. This class topic related from last class.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First I told students that we were going to watch Youtube Video about Setsubun.
Group Work/ 1)I asked them about the contents of this story. They discussed the summery and they helped each other to understand. 2) What is the favorite part and dislike part from the video.
How did students react?
They were so excited when I told them that we were going to watch the video. They tried to memories the new vocabs.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they engaged with each other.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Intermediate Class, This video was difficult for them to understand and catch every conversation phrase. I think this video is good opportunity to know Japanese culture and Japanese fairy story. But they seemed to like watching this video. I could see they were trying to catch vocabs that they learned today, and when they heard some onomatopoetic word, they laughed and started asking the meaning of the sounds.