Japanese Lesson for HK Kids




Japanese Lesson for HK Kids

Parents should first think about this: Japanese is not a compulsory language in Hong Kong, so why should children learn Japanese?


Some people think that exposing children to a foreign language at an early age is good for their development and increases their chances of becoming proficient in the language, but there must be motivation and interest before learning anything, otherwise it is useless to learn it for any length of time.


For children, there should be no external motivation for the latter, so if you want children to learn Japanese well, they must be interested. How do you create a fun environment for learning Japanese? How do you get children interested in learning Japanese? If parents semi-forcibly make their children learn Japanese for the sake of the future, if they hate it, they may grow up to reject it, which will have the opposite effect.


After all, learning a language is not like learning to walk, cycle or swim - you learn it once and you know it all your life. Therefore, it is important to create a happy learning environment and cultivate your child's interest in learning Japanese, and to take your child to experience a children's Japanese course before enrolling.

Five goals of Kidseye

1. A small group of less than 6 students, so that each child can receive individual attention in a relaxed learning environment.

2. Teaching materials that nurture children's ability to think logically, rather than simple dictation.

3. Fun teaching aids that engage and motivate the children.

4. Adoption of teaching know-how that is also effective for numeracy.

5. lessons by experts in Japanese language education and early childhood education.

Objectives

Through fun activities such as hand games, crafts and rhythmic play, as well as interaction with friends, your child's Japanese vocabulary will continue to grow. As their vocabulary grows, they will learn to read and write in Japanese. Eventually, the children will be able to express their thoughts and ideas in writing.

Lesson content (example for young children)

Receptive play

The children enjoy thinking and thinking about what they see and hear.

Reading stories, sound games, etc.


Functional play

Development of finger skills, dexterity and reflexes through movement of the whole body.

Hand games, colouring, rhythm games, waiting for instructions, association games, etc.


Imitation play

"Imitation play: developing imagination and social roles through imitation, e.g. 'playing pretend' and 'pretend play'.

Imitation, pretend play, occupation guessing games, life games etc.


Structured play

Spatial awareness, thinking skills and creativity are developed through play and printing using teaching aids.

Drawing, crafts, Japanese geography, storytelling, etc.


Word play

Vocabulary development through printouts, teaching tools and games.

Riddles, Shiritori, word searches, karuta, quiz making, kanji matching, etc.


Rules play

Children learn to understand rules and cooperate with their peers through games with rules.

Backgammon, card games, etc.

Lesson flow

85 minutes


Hand games

Vocabulary play

Games

Songs

Letters

Crafts

Picture books