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JP S11 INT Calligraphy, movie trailer

Class theme/topics discussed:
1. Calligraphy
-thinking about their favorite Kanji for Calligraphy
– practicing Kanji

2. Watching a movie trailer: Always: sunset on the third street
(This movie is for the movie night on Thursday!)
-watching the trailer
-answering questions to check whether students understood or not.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Intermediate students really loved to do calligraphy. So I did it again. As for a movie trailer, students were supposed to watch it at the movie night on Thursday. Since I wanted many students to come to the movie night, I showed it to students.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
group work

How did students react?
They loved to write their favorite Kanji and watch an interesting movie trailer.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Sure!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
TV, PC, You tube

Please attach a copy.
N/A

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
Both activities motivate students to learn Japanese more.

JP S11 INT/ADV Calligraphy

Class theme/topics discussed:

Japanese Culture: Calligraphy
-explaining how to use and write with a brush for calligraphy
-practicing the basic eight way of writing (永字八法)
-practicing Hiragana

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted students to know some Japanese New Year culture. On Japanese New Year, calligraphy is one of important activity. In general, people write happy words like “dream” and “wish”.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Students’ performance

How did students react?
They did this activity very seriously. They really like calligraphy.

Did they engage with each other and you?
YES!!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
N/A

Please attach a copy.
N/A

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
YES!

Why or why not?
Calligraphy is one of famous and important Japanese culture. So I think students should know and experience it to know much about Japanese and Japanese society.

JP S10 INT/ADV Calligraphy

絵描き歌
Calligraphy

How did you pick this theme or topic?
In 絵描き歌 , there are many vocabs and phrase. I sang 絵描き歌 for students. And they have to listen and need to understand what I said. We made sure the phrase, we drew the picture together.
In Calligraphy part, I explained what 永字八法was, how to use the brushes, and how to use papers. 永字八法 is the 8 elements for practicing and writing Calligraphy at the beginning.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

How did students react?
They enjoyed doing Calligraphy and 絵描き歌. They were surprised when the picture was completed at the end.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
『絵描き歌』http://www.geocities.jp/ekakisong/
『永字八法』  http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B0%B8%E5%AD%97%E5%85%AB%E6%B3%95 

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
YES!

Why or why not?
Intermediate Students suggested me to have Calligraphy at the lesson. I just decided to do same thing as Intermediate class for today. Advanced students also seemed to have fun doing Calligraphy☺ I was glad that they loved it.

CN S10 INT/ADV Chinese Calligraphy for the New Year

Class theme/topics discussed:
Chinese Calligraphy for new year

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Write 春联 is an important activity. It is also a good way to discuss the meaning of them and write 春联 by themselves.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Group work, calligraphy writing
How did students react?

They love writing calligraphy and get excited to discuss how to write 春联
Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Satellite tv

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes.

Why or why not?
It is a good topic and also a great activity for students to learn Chinese cultures.

JP F09 INT Calligraphy

Class theme/topics discussed:
Calligraphy
永字八法
好きな漢字は?

How did you pick this theme or topic?
This lesson, Calligraphy was for Japanese Special Dinner.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I introduced what 永字八法is. The eight strokes common in Chinese characters and which are found all in the one character.

How did students react?
They were having fun and asked a lot of questions. For example, the kanji what they wanted to write on paper, and the strokes.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
永字八法http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B0%B8%E5%AD%97%E5%85%AB%E6%B3%95

漢字のお手本 from Oldenborg

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