Author:
Blake Simmerman, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages, World Cultures, Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
Greetings, Introductions, Japanese, Majors, Names, Nationality, Year in School
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English, Japanese

Japanese 101 - Lab 05 (クラスメートに自己紹介 Introducing Yourself to Classmates)

Overview

Description:

Students will review basic introductory phrases. The students will then take turns introducing themselves to their classmates, discussing their names, years in school, majors, and nationalities. They will review all of the information they learned with a challenge round at the end.

Proficiency Level: 

Novice Low

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can ask and respond to questions about myself, such as my name, my major, where I’m from, etc.

  • I can politely introduce someone else with their information. 
     

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Activity Instructions

クラスメートに自己紹介 | Introducing Yourself to Classmates. 

AATJ Standards for Learning Japanese:

  • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversation, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

  • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken Japanese on a variety of topics.

  • Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Japanese culture.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • COMM 1.1 - Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.

  • COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

  • CLTR 1.1: Analyze the cultural practices/patterns of behavior accepted as the societal norm in the target culture.

  • COMP 1.1: Observe formal and informal forms of language.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can ask and respond to questions about myself, such as my name, my major, where I’m from, etc.

  • I can politely introduce someone else with their information. 

Materials Needed:

Google Presentation 

Warm-up

  1. Pull up the presentation and greet your students in Japanese.

  2. Move to the next slide with the “Can-Do Statements” and read each Can-Do statement in English. 

  3. Next, move to the slide with the celebrity and all their school information so the students can briefly review self-introductions. 

  4. Ask the students information about the celebrity and have them review the questions!

Main Activity

  1. We will be spinning a virtual wheel to practice introductions. Each phase will have a round one and two.

  2. Open up wheelofnames.com and enter in the student’s names. If you’d like to play along, you can add your name as well. 

    • 名前:

  3. Show the slide with 名前。

  4. Round One: Say your own name, then spin the wheel. Lab instructor will start and pass it off. 

    • ラウンド1!

  5. Introduce yourself: 

    • 私の名前は「名前」です。

  6. Spin the wheel to pick another student! Click remove to take their name off the wheel. Repeat until everyone has gone!  

  7. Click to show the questions on the slide.

  8. Round Two: Once everyone has gone around, spinning the wheel randomly,  and said their own names, we will now introduce other people. 

    • ラウンド2!

  9. Introduce the last student from round 1:

    • こちらは「学生の名前」です。

  10. Spin the wheel to pick another student! The student who is spun will introduce the previous student. Click remove to take their name off the wheel. Repeat until everyone has gone!  

    • 学年:

  11. Click to show the next slide.

  12. Round One: Going back to introducing yourself! Spin the wheel and have students give their own name AND year in school. Go around randomly until everyone has spoken. 

    • 次は名前と学年です。

    • ラウンド1!

  13. Introduce yourself again:

    • 私の名前は「名前」です。「学年」です。

  14. Spin the wheel! 

  15. Click to show the questions on the slide.

  16. Round Two: Now, switch back to introducing the person who went last. The student will say the previous person's name and year in school.

    • ラウンド2!

  17. Introduce the student that finished the last round:

    • こちらは「学生の名前」です。「学生の学年」です。

  18. Spin the wheel to pick another student! The student who is spun will introduce the previous student. Click remove to take their name off the wheel. Repeat until everyone has gone!  

    • 専攻:

  19. Click to show the next slide.

  20. Round One: Continue the rounds with majors. Again, this first round is introducing yourself. The students will introduce their name, year in school, and their major. Spin the wheel.

    • 次は名前と学年と専攻です。

    • ラウンド1!

  21. Introduce yourself again:

    • 私の名前は「名前」です。「学年」です。専攻は  

    • 「専攻」です。

  22. Spin the wheel to pick another student! Click remove to take their name off the wheel. Repeat until everyone has gone!  

  23. Click to show the questions on the slide.

  24. Round Two: Back to introducing the last person.

    • ラウンド2!

    • 出身:

  25. Click to show the next slide.

  26. Round One: The last round will be with ごしゅっしんはなんですか. The students will give their name, year in school, major AND where they’re from.

    • 次は名前と学年と専攻と出身です。

    • ラウンド1!

  27. Introduce yourself again:

    • 私の名前は「名前」です。「学年」です。専攻は

    • 「専攻」です。「ところ」の出身です。

  28. Spin the wheel to pick another student! Click remove to take their name off the wheel. Repeat until everyone has gone!  

  29. Click to show the questions on the slide.

  30. Round Two: Back to introducing who was last selected. 

  31. This is a lot of information to remember. BUT they are allowed to have their Helpful Japanese phrases out and we go over the questions at the beginning of lab. 

    • ラウンド2!

  32. Spin the wheel to pick another student! The student who is spun will introduce the previous student. Click remove to take their name off the wheel. Repeat until everyone has gone!  

Wrap-up

  1. The last round will be a bonus round, if time permits. 

  2. Start with your own information, including name, year in school, major, and nationality. 

  3. Ask the student to randomly select someone in the group.

  4. Have them introduce you, then introduce themselves

  5. That student now selects someone else

  6. That student will give your information, the information of the student to their right, and their own information

  7. Continue until everyone has gone!

  8. The instructor should try to recall the information of all of the students at the end!

End of lab:

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with cards 

  • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation

  • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!