By Nittono-sensei, Yokohama International School
Japanese Language Teacher
I started a project using the Posterous, which gives students more chances to use Japanese. I choose several topics for the first project, but the second project, I gave students more freedom to make story.
Blogging really helps the student increase the number of vocabulary.
As they have much more freedom for what they write, they can enjoy writing and they learn individually. This way really makes them learn.
Some students really enjoy blogging but some feel very difficult to join somehow. So this is a challenge for me to get everyone involved with this.
Andrew who is teaching Japanese in Australia, got interested in our blog project, so now his students started to comment on our website to practice their Japanese.
Hopefully their comments motivates our YIS students to write more, and I am hoping all the students can improve their Japanese. I want all students to feel the joy and have confidence to communicate in Japanese.