Useful websites for teaching Japanese
A selection of useful websites for Japanese teachers.
Lesson plans and teaching ideas websites
Printable worksheets on Japan including colouring in, word searches, crosswords, greeting cards, maps, writing activities etc.
HSC (High school Certificate) listening, reading, writing, speaking texts
Japan Foundation of Sydney free teaching resources and lesson ideas
Japan Foundation UK
Japanese language lessons - Let's learn Japanese
Lessons and extra activities for studies put into easy to find categories.
Jim Becker's - Learning Games and Fun Activities for the FL classroom
Games and fun activity ideas for the Foreign Language classroom.
NSW Dept Education - Interactive whiteboard IWB resources
Aboriginal Perspectives in Languages - Japanese, Ages, Daily routine, Family, Festivals and celebrations, Food and drink, Greetings, Introduction to Japanese script, Pets, Places and transport, Time, Describing body parts, In the classroom, Likes and dislikes (food), Verbs, Christmas
Minna no kyozai
online textbook with an integrated selection of classroom activities, grammar notes, reading comprehension exercises, audio files and photos. Users must become free members to gain access.
Resources for Japanese Language learning and Teaching
Links for language learners and teachers alike. Resources include: links to help students with grammar, reading, listening comprehension and discourse; links to online textbooks, search engines, and support sites; and links to Japanese newspapers, professional organizations, and mailing lists.
Japanese teachers' websites and wikis
Year 8, 9, 10 and Senior Japanese. Topics include hiragana, greetings, names, my family, numbers, telephone numbers, age, grade, hobbies, likes, あいさつ, 私の名前, 何歳ですか, どこから来ましたか, どこにすんでいますか, donna, Where shall we Go, いつですか, たんじょう日のプレゼント, どこに行こう, アルバイト, 日本の休み, 環境を守るために, 私の家族, 自己紹介 じこしょうかい, 規則, 趣味, 食べ物, 将来の夢 etc.
Folders of free printable resources. Various topics including: ability, adjectives, age, animals, birthdays, body, cartoons, celebrations, clothing, colours, conversation, culture, daily routines, dates, environment, family, fonts, food, games, grammar, greetings, hiragana, housing, introductions, jobs, kanji, katakana, letters, likes/dislikes, plans, maps, movies, music, nationalities, numbers, particles, places, posters, promoting Japanese, questions, reading, school, seasons, shopping, songs, sport, stories, technology, templates, time, toys, transport, travel, verbs, weather, writing.
Information about Japanese language geared towards non-native learners of the language. About.com's online guide, Namiko Abe, posts weekly Japanese lessons on different topics, a daily "phrase of the day", and answers to readers' questions. There are also links to other Japanese Language websites, a forum for students, a section for kanji and even a section about popular Japanese baby names.
Best Japanese Websites
A website dedicated to everything Japanese. Ideal for students and teachers.
Furigana on websites
culture, art, royalty, calendar, entertainment, famous people
List of links for webbased dictionaries, activities, games etc. Everything you need for learning Japanese.
Obento Flash Exercises
Practice basic Japanese using these interactive obento flash exercises.
Popjishoo - Japanese dictionary
Click on any word on the website and a dictionary pops up
Enormous list of links to Japanese language activities, teaching tools, dictionaries, newspapers, cultural and historical information etc. Contains things useful for all difficulty levels.
history of Japan, and the culture, including food, customs and business culture. There are also links to information about Japanese film & television, literature, art and music.
Quizzes to test vocabulary
An umbrella site for content including: Trends in Japan; Nipponia (a quarterly magazine); Kids Web Japan; Japan Video Topics; Japan Fact Sheet; and Regions & Cities. Very well written articles, many with corresponding Japanese text versions (and several other languages!). Useful for senior-level classes.
Yookoso! Study materials
A comprehensive and in-depth website with links to help study Japanese.