Class theme/topics discussed:
-Playing a daily Japanese Karuta
-Game: Fruit Basket

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Students need to know basic words and expressions. Through playing the games, I wanted them to know the vocabulary and expressions in everyday life. Karuta and Fruites Basket gave students a great chance to raise interactions among friends too.

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

How did students react?
They seemed to enjoy very much.

Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
-Karuta was downloaded from “Daily Living Japanese”. (I attach its PDF.)

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?
It is very good activities for quiet students to use Karuta and game (Fruit Basket) in order to develop their vocabulary and speaking ability.

daily living Japanese