Japanese Language & Culture Visit (JLCV)
JLCV visits are designed for middle and high school students taking Japanese language classes.
We have three 50-minute presentations for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
for Beginning Learner
Let's visit our teacher in Japan! But wait, what is omiyage? Seiza? Toilet slippers? I've never heard of these! With our Customs presentation students will learn about different manners that must be observed when you are visiting someone's home in Japan. The presentation begins with a 30 minute discussion about different etiquette customs seen in Japan -- what to say when you enter and leave a house, what to do with your shoes, how to bow, how to sit, etc. Following the discussion will be a 30 minute role play, where students will break into groups of 3-6 people, depending on class size, and go visit their teacher's house to put what they've learned into practice. Each of our volunteers will be pretending to be their Japanese teacher, and will invite them into their home for tea and conversation.