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JP S22 INT/ADV: Hanami at Little bridge ポモナで花見!桜

Class theme/topics discussed:  :  Hanami (Appreciating the beauty of Sakura flower), Education in Japan

Goal of the class: To have an experience to spend some time under the Sakura tree talking about Japanese culture while drinking Matcha green tea

How did you structure the class?

8th  Mar 2022

16:15

            Meeting in front of Oldenborg

16:20

            Arriving at the Sakura tree, start making Matcha,

               eating Wagashi (Traditional confectionary) , Talking

17:15

            End

What technology, media or props did you use?  

Students’ mac laptop, ZOOM, Google slide

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

We enjoyed the tea ceremony under the Sakura tree. Both students were excited to use the bamboo brush to make Matcha green tea. One student shared her memories with Wagashi.

JP S22 INT/ADV: Japanese School 日本の学校のシステムについて

30th Mar 2022

(https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1G7LjUtHKxECjJISn0-Fi89KGOmGGB-NTBHrwpT4TVhs/edit?usp=sharing )

16:15              

            School systems, different school year, tradition

            (Following the google slide)

17:15

            End

What technology, media or props did you use?  

Students’ laptop, Google maps, Photos

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

Students enjoyed playing the “Who’s the imposter?” game. Students loved talking about the memories from their high school days. They liked seeing the difference of educational culture.

JP S22 INT/ADV: Find the imposter! game裏切り者は誰だ?!

Day and Date: 11th week (27th and 30th Mar 2022) 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):  Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Description game, Japanese school year

Goal of the class: To be able to describe different texture, patterns, colours.

How did you structure the class?

27th Mar 2022

16:15

            Find the imposter! game using the picture cards.

(Sophia has them)

17:10

            End

JP S22 INT/ADV: Campus tour guide 生徒主導のキャンパスツアー

6th April 2022

16:15

            Meeting in front of Oldenborg front gate. Students started guiding

            Talking about different kinds of tree / plants / flowers, favorite buildings to spend time.

17:15

            End (at CMC)

What technology, media or props did you use?  

Students’ laptop, Google maps, Photos

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

The walking tour was a little bit too hot outside.

JP S22 INT/ADV: People from Kinki region, stereotype ステレオタイプ、近畿地方のおもろい人々

Day and Date: 13th week (11th April 2022) 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):  Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Characteristics of people from Kinki Region, Personality, Intro to Religions in Japan

Goal of the class: To be able to describe personalities, to comprehend basic ideas of modern Japanese perspectives on Religion

How did you structure the class?

11th April 2022

( https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_1TIHo2LZP8psU_URT3YqyMmSdzoqlnGNXBjPK2kiGs/edit?usp=sharing )

16:15

            Talk about Kinki region in Japan. (West center Japan)

            Proverbs, various expressions

            Characteristics of Kinki region

            Personality, stereotypes of people from different prefectures in Kinki region

            Talk about ones’ personality, character

            Introduce one favourite character from Anime, manga, sitcom, etc.

17:15

            End

JP S22 INT/ADV: Religions in Japan 日本の宗教

How did you structure the class?

12th April 2022

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fbIf_AQ7nXsrNaBqKoMs9jRgKhB-GRosg2C83VhCPuI/edit?usp=sharing

16:15

            Religious Praxis in daily lives in Japan (Postwar era)

            Presence of religious cult (オウム真理教)

            Novel about the incident by Haruki Murakami

            Talking about images of “Religion” in the US

17:15

            End

14th April 2022

Same link as 12th April

16:15              

            Christianity in Japan, its history and modernity

            Islam in Japan

            Okinawan Shamanism, personal experience

            Influence of Japanese colonization in Okinawa, ban of traditions

17:15

            End

What technology, media or props did you use?  

Students’ laptop, Google maps, Photos, google slide

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

At the very end of 14th ‘s class, students looked a little bit tired and bored on this topic. I will change it next week.

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