Blake Simmerman, Amber Hoye, Camille Daw
Languages, World Cultures, Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
High School, Community College / Lower Division
  • Introduction
  • Japanese
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    English, Japanese

    Japanese 101 - Lab 01 (日本語101ラボ第一)


    Relevant Can-Do Statements

    • ラボ時間に関することは全部わかっています。この学期を楽しみにしています!
    • I am in full understanding of the requirements of lab time and am excited for the semester!
    • 素朴な自己紹介ができます。
    • I can introduce myself. 

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    Activity Instructions


    Relevant Can-Do Statements

    • ラボ時間に関することは全部わかっています。この学期を楽しみにしています!(I am in full understanding of the requirements of lab time and am excited for the semester!)

    • 素朴な自己紹介ができます。(I can introduce myself.) 


    Google Presentation


    1. 「Japanese 101 Lab 1 Folder」 にあるスライドショーを使って、ラボのこととラボに期待することを説明する。101ラボは、全員がわかるため、英語でラボの期待を説明してください。(Explain what language labs are and what to expect during the semester by using the slideshow located in the Japanese 101 Lab 1 Folder on the Team Drive. For 101 labs, explain the expectations for labs in English to make sure everyone understands clearly. )

    2. スライドショーが終わったら、ラボの必要なことをKahootでクイズする。Kahootの情報は下にある (At the end of the slideshow, have the students play Kahoot to test them on lab requirements. Information on Kahoot is listed below.)

    3. 日本語に移行するために自分のコラージュを学生に見せて、写真にあることを説明する。学生がわかるように自己紹介中に他の手法を説き示し使っておく。)Transition into Japanese by showing your introduction collage and speaking about yourself. Be sure to model and use other techniques during your introduction to help the students understand.)

    4. 時間があれば、学生を日本語で自分の名前、専攻、そして面白いこと(学生が)をみんなに。。。。(to be continued!) (If there’s time, have students take turns and tell their name, their major, and any other information they feel comfortable sharing with everyone else in Japanese.)

    For Kahoot Game

    Kahoot Game and Login Info
    ユーザー名 (Username):
    パスワード (Password): Osos161!

    • ユーザー名とパスワードを使ってログインする(プロフィールの名は mariela0912 です)。

    • Log in using the above credentials (the profile name will be mariela0912).

    • 「Week 1 lab rules game」カフートページに直接に繋げなければ、プロフィールページに探すか、サーチエンジンで探せばいい。

    • If it doesn’t take you directly to the “Week 1 lab rules game” Kahoot page, you can search for it the profile page or through the search engine.

    Main Activity

    1. 自己紹介!

    2. Start off by giving an introduction. Ask each student to give a small introduction (it may only be by name, the classes haven’t really covered name, major, or full sentences. If they can only do English, that’s okay). 

    3. We might have to look up/teach the student's major. This is okay! This may be a learning opportunity for everyone.

    4. Once everybody has introduced themselves a little bit, have students provide some Japanese words they already know.

    5. Ask each student for a Japanese word.

    6. Write it on the board (remote labs: in the Zoom chat) in hiragana.

    Closing Can-Do Statement Check-in

    • できることステートメントを読んで学生を自分自身の評価させます。)Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence.)

    • ラボ時間に関することは全部わかっています。この学期を楽しみにしています!(I am in full understanding of the requirements of lab time and am excited for the semester!)

    • 素朴な自己紹介ができます。 (I can do a simple self introduction.)

    • 学生に正直な自己評価にして勧めます。(Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.)

    • ちゃんと聞いて学生の答えを今度のために使いなさい。(Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!)