Language Resident Name:

Tasuku Sasaoka

Day and Date:

Mon. Nov. 23rd, 2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): 

Intermediate Japanese

Class theme/topics discussed:

Onomatopeia/ Mimetic words

Goal(s) of the class:

   Students will learn some onomatopoeia and mimetic words.

Students will be able to use the onomatopoeia and mimetic words.

How did you structure the class?



Title Notes (T: teacher, S: student)
5(5) Attendance check & Announcement T checks the attendance and talk about some upcoming cultural activities.
5(10) Introduction T gives some quiz as an introduction to today’s topic. In the quiz game Ss choose what they think fit to the situation given.
10(20) Pre-Activity Ss participate in an open discussion. They share the onomatopoeias and mimetic words and T writes them down on the board. Then T asks how they sound to get Ss think of the underlying rules.
10(30) Presentation T gives some onomatopoeia, mimetic words, and the foundation rules to use them.
18(48) Practice Ss participate in a comic making activity. They get into pairs and take a page of comic without lines and onomatopoeia. Activity proceeds as follow: First, they guess the story consulting with each other. Second, they write down the lines in the blanks of callout. Third, they write down onomatopoeia that they think to fit based on the stories they decided. After that, Ss read aloud the comic they made. T gives Ss some feedbacks and reminds them of the expressions and rules regarding to onomatopoeia.
10(58) Production Ss work individually in an activity. They find a partner and talk about their own comics using the onomatopoeia and mimetic words.
2(60) Consolidation T reviews the class and gives some feedback to students.



What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

powerpoint presentation, comic

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

   What worked: It seemed the lesson was planed in a good way so that each student can learn from each other through sharing vocabulary they had, thinking upon each words, answering questions to the words given.

   What did not work: The class was not quite conversational although it was communicative in a sense that it dealt with some writing communication.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

A more conversational activity could have been added as a consolidation part at the end of the class.


Powerpoint slides used in the class: JAPAN11 Nov. 23rd