• Easy Japanese - NHK World

     "Easy Japanese" is a program of Japanese language lessons produced by Japan's public broadcaster, NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. You can learn basic grammar and useful expressions through lessons designed in audio-drama style. You can download audio and texts for the lessons free of charge.

    The lessons are offered in 17 languages."

  • Language Proficiency Targets - Japanese

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 
    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level.

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive 
    Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive 
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    Low
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Low
    Novice 
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid

    Level II

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid

    Level III

    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)

    Level IV

    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate Low (-) to
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
  • Irasshai - Japanese Language Program

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    "Irasshai teaches Japanese language and culture skills to high school and college students and adult learners and professionals.

    The 138 Irasshai video lessons get up close and intimate with viewer learners. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor, takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians." Source: http://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org

  • MIT: Foreign Language News and Newspapers

    "The foreign-language newspaper sites listed here are a sample of material available on the Web free of charge:

    Chinese  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Portuguese  Russian  Spanish

    These news sites are selected especially for language students, but all are invited to peruse these pages at their leisure."

    Source: MIT Libraries

  • Teacher & Student Instructional Resources - Japanese

    The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the Chinese language program:

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Adventures in Japanese 1

    Cheng & Tsui

      Japanese I & II

    Adventures in Japanese 2

    Cheng & Tsui

      Japanese III & IV

    Adventures in Japanese 3

    Cheng & Tsui

    Japanese V & VI

       

  • Easy Japanese - YouTube

    EasyJapanese YouTube webThis Playlist is part of the Easy Languages channel on You tube that presents language usage in context.

    Click here to see all the videos on the Easy Japanese Playlist.

  • ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Language Samples

    ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines Samples 

    "The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 describe five major levels of proficiency: Distinguished, Superior, Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice. The description of each major level is representative of a specific range of abilities. Together these levels form a hierarchy in which each level subsumes all lower levels. The major levels Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice are divided into High, Mid, and Low sublevels. The subdivision of the Advanced level is new."

    Samples are available for the following languages at the ACTFL website:

     Arabic| Chinese| French| German| Japanese| Portuguese| Spanish

  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese

    AATJ

    "The American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) is an international, non-profit, non-political organization of teachers, scholars, and students of Japanese language, literature, and linguistics, which works to promote study of the Japanese language at all levels of instruction in the field and to broaden and deepen knowledge and appreciation of Japan and its culture."

  • Niponica - web magazine

    niponica

    niponica is a web magazine that introduces modern Japan to people all over the world.

    Enjoy learning about Japanese culture, history, art, entertainment, nature, geography, and much more. 

    Click HERE to access archives of NIPPONIA.

  • BBC Languages - Japanese

    BBC Learn JapaneseBBC Japanese Language: Japanese words, phrases, alphabet, and related language resources.