Language Resident Name: Akihiro Shimizu
Day and Date: Monday, February 23rd, Tuesday, February 24th.
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):
Japanese, Intermediate and Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Mail Service
Goal of the class:
Students will learn vocabularies in post office.
Students will be familiar with the system of mail service in Japan.
How did you structure the class?
I ask students if they have sent a mail in Japan? How was that? What was difficult?
I distribute a copy of handout to students. We confirm the vocabularies and expressions of postal service on it. I add some explanation. The vocabularies are found in 『日本語集中トレーニング』p65.
A student makes a skit with his/her partner that matches the pictures on the copy. Each picture shows a scene in postal office. Each pair comes up with conversations for each scene. Then, The students demonstrate what they made. The pictures are found in 『日本語集中トレーニング』 p64-65.
I draw a picture on white board that shows inside of a post office. I ask students where they should go first when they get to the office. We confirm the procedure they go though to send a package.
I distribute a copy of handout. I explain fees to send a card, envelop or package.
6. How to write?
With pictures of post cards and envelope, we confirm how to write our address and that of a receiver on them. Should they be vertically written or horizontal? Where do we write them?
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 well. The way to write names and addresses on a post card is different form American one. So they got surprised!