Learn ACTLAN: Teach Japanese using hand actions - Part 1
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ACTLAN mimics the way we learn our first native language. Try this fun, engaging and natural method in your classroom.
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Created by Chizuko Gomura
Last updated 3/2014
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Price: $50
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Includes:
  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 4 mins on-demand audio
  • 3 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course, you will be able to introduce the ACTLAN method into your classroom.
You will learn the 10 most commonly used in Japanese using mime, and how to teach them to students.
Know how to teach nouns, verbs and grammar in fun and engaging ways.
You will be equipped with classroom activities and lesson plans to successfully complete productive lessons.
How to incorporate stories, games and songs using mime.
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Requirements
  • Basic Japanese language skills
Description

Become a better Japanese teacher by transforming your lessons into a fun and engaging learning hub using ACTLAN.

What's ACTLAN

ACTLAN derives its name from “Action Language” - it 's an innovative methodology to teach language. ACTLAN methodology mimics the way we learn to speak our first native language as children. When we first learn to speak, we use hearing and sight to understand what others are saying, and then use those senses to develop the skills to have a conversation.

What will I learn?

In this step-by-step introductory course, you'll learn how to introduce ACTLAN into your classroom. Complete with lesson plans that maximize the student usage of language, they allow students to recognize and appreciate their own development as they begin to understand and speak more and more.

Through ACTLAN method, students truly enjoy their lesson and instinctively develop a foundation/core for the language.

Why take this course?
Cultural Experience

Drawing on the gestures of sign language and other body languages, ACTLAN incorporates the importance of learning culture to develop effective communication skills. It uses both current cultural trends and traditional stories and customs to offer rich opportunities to raise intercultural awareness.

Student & Teacher Satisfaction

ACTLAN is a powerful and proven teaching tool for teachers, and is beneficial to school and mature age students. Its success lies in the fun lessons full of original, modern and relevant class activities.

Course Materials

As well as video, audio and text lectures, there are downloadable classroom resources included in this course. How to use these resources using ACTLAN method is explained in the lectures.

Course Duration

This course consists of 14 lectures and should take between 10-12 weeks to complete.

Who is the target audience?
  • Teachers of Japanese language
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 48:35
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Hello from ACTLAN!!
1 Lecture 01:42

こんにちは。先生。

ACTLANはACTION LANGUAGEを短くした名前です。

外国語を教えるための簡単で生徒の結果が即得られる画期的な指導法です。

このセッションはACTLANについて説明しています。

コース全体で指導法を段階的にマスターできるようにつくりました。主に必要なリソースはダウンロード可能です。

宿題や教室で使えるワークシート等は actlan.com.au のサイトをごらんください。

質問などはいつでもご連絡ください。

それでは、楽しんで。

Hello fellow teachers,

ACTLAN derives its name from "Action Language". ACTLAN is a simple and innovative language teaching methodology. In this session I explain an overview of ACTLAN.

I made this step-by-step course so you can master the ACTLAN teaching method. You can download most resources in each lecture. However, please visit actlan.com.au for Worksheet CD that you can use in class or for student homework, as well as other resources.

Any enquiries, please contact me.

Enjoy!!

Preview 01:42
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Create a Learning Environment
2 Lectures 03:24

The teacher needs to set up the classroom by creating a Japanese learning environment.

Learn how to set the classroom rules using ACTLAN mime.

Preview 01:28

You need to use as much Japanese language in the classroom as possible, including classroom objects.

Learn how to introduce Japanese words for classroom objects.

Preview 01:56
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Set a Classroom Task - "About Me"
3 Lectures 10:57

このセッションは”ABOUT ME"のタスクについてです。

まず、このレクチャーを読んで全体のタスクの概要を把握してください。

Now you can start to teach with ACTLAN. The first Task is "ABOUT ME".

Please read this text lecture to have a clear picture of this task.

About Me Overview
02:35

Starting a new task in Japanese

I always to start a new task with an example (synthesising task) showing students what mark A, or the goals, looks like and sounds like.

This lecture is a video - sample oral presentation and an example of About Me mind map.

Students add their own information one by one- refer to " About Me" concept map in Lecture 4.

Preview 02:25

This video is about introducing family members in Japanese. Due to some students' unconventional family units situations, I introduce 5 family members using a hand. Teachers can introduce more accoding to your students' needs.

This video contains:

  1. Introducing finger family song to learn words for family members
  2. Traditional "あやとり" to reinforce vocabulary
  3. How students record the new words in their books while practicing hiragana.
Preview 05:57
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10 ACTLAN Verbs with Miming and Useful Tips
2 Lectures 09:46
10 ACTLAN most frequently used verbs with miming
04:55

Ways of Practicing ACTLAN Verbs: Downloadable Word Cards
04:51
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Set a classroom Task - "かわる・かわる 文がかわる”
5 Lectures 13:26
Task Overview
01:00

Grammar: Sentence Elements and Structures
00:45

How to teach names of animals using the 12 Animals Zodiac story. Once you have taught the names of animals, students can practice incorporating them into sentence structures.

This lecture is in Japanese. If you would like more information or have any questions, please email: ActionLanguage(at)gmail.com

The picture cards used in this activity, as well as teaching notes are available in the ACTLAN Handbook for Teachers, available from actlan.com.au

12 Animals Zodiac Story - 十二支のはなし
04:14

This video demonstrates two activities to do in class in preparation for making sentence books.

  1. Origami Sentence Making Game
  2. Amidakuji ("ladder climbing", a traditional method of randomising for lotteries, games, etc)

This lecture is in Japanese. If you would like more information or have any questions, please email: ActionLanguage(at)gmail.com

Activities: Origami Sentences, Amidakuji and Preparation for Making Books
04:20

This lecture shows you real samples of Sentence Books made by my Japanese class students in Year 5 and Year 6.

Year 5 is the first year we start teaching Japanese at my school.

By Year 6, the Japanese sentence structures learnt are more complex.

This task, "かわる・かわる 文がかわる” is an important foundation for the ACTLAN method.

More activities and teaching notes are available in the ACTLAN Handbook for Teachers. There are also worksheets and written activities for students, available in ACTLAN Student Workbook for Primary School.

Sample Sentence Books
03:07
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Summary of this course: Learn ACTLAN Part 1
1 Lecture 03:31

Summary of what this course covered and the downloadable resources.

ACTLAN 3 Steps for Natural Approach to Learning

  1. Listen and Speak
  2. Listen, Speak and Read
  3. Listen, Speak, Read and Write
Message from Chizuko
03:31
About the Instructor
Chizuko Gomura
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Experienced Japanese Teacher

My name is Chizuko Gomura, and I have been a language teacher and educator for over 20 years. I have teaching experience both in Japan and Australia from pre-school level to university, teaching Japanese, English and Indonesian. I am passionate about language and culture in education, and hope to inspire my colleagues and students to become confident teachers and learners. After migrating with my family to Australia in 1993, I now live in Brisbane, Queensland, with my Indonesian husband.

ACTLAN methodology was founded based on on my real life classroom experience; it is a tried and tested, innovative method of teaching language and culture. ACTLAN was introduced in 2008, and many teachers have found it easy and rewarding. I have so much more activities, tips and ideas that I want to share with fellow teachers. I would also love to discuss teaching issues and mentor ACTLAN teachers on this online platform. Thanks to the internet, distance is no problem – we are all connected. Let’s create positive and exciting classrooms together!