Language Resident Name: Akihiro Shimizu
Day and Date: 9/16, Wed, 9/17, Thu
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Adv/Int
Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese Gesture
Goal of the class:
Students will understand the Japanese gestures.
How did you structure the class?
I ask students how they gesture to refer to eating, drinking, sweeping, calling in the U. S. There are typical gestures to express them.
Students watch a video explaining Japanese gestures. At time I stop the video, and ask student questions and make comments on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho1v0zjO9VM
3. Typical gestures
I distribute handouts including typical gestures in Japan. First, I ask students if they know them, then I explain. After that, they gesture, as I say.
The students do the role play including several gestures with their partner.
I talk about the taboo behavior in Japan, for example crossing legs in front of a boss.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
It worked very well. The students were enthusiastic especially when I was explaining the gesture to express “boy” /“girlfriend.”
How could this class be improved/ modified?