Eigo Note Lesson 5-1-1  


Grade: 5
: 1 (1 of 3)
: World Greetings & Self-Introductions
: CD & player; Text; cut GTP Greetings cards

Greeting- 2 minutes
Teacher to Students
- Listen & Repeat
Hello, Hi, Hey, Howdy, G’day, Good Morning, Hola, Aloha, Bon Jour, Bon Dia,Bon Journo, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa, Anyohaseyo, Sambaino, Kiola, Selamat Pagi (am)(pm-Siang), Shalom, Jambo, Asalamalekum, Zzdrastvet-yah, Namaste.

Janken 4's- Warm-Up / Review / Conversation Skills Practice- 5 minutes
Students- each Student w/ 3 other students in groups of 4

  • W) (one Greeting from the aisatsu)
  • L) Listen & Repeat

Self Introductions- 8 minutes
  • Hello. My name is Elton. I’m from the USA.
  • I like (food). I like (sports). I don’t like (color).
  • Nice to meet you. (Nice to meet you, too.)
ALT- Do self-introduction following the pattern on the blackboard. Prompt students who like/dislike the same things to raise their hands and repeat ‘I like OO’ or ‘I don’t like OO’.
HRT- Do self-introduction following the pattern on the blackboard. Prompt students who like/dislike the same things to raise their hands and repeat ‘I like OO’ or ‘I don’t like OO’.
Students- When asked, raise hands then Listen & Repeat after ALT/HRT.

Let’s Chant- 4 minutes
  • Hello, hello. My name is Ken.
  • Hi! Hi! My name is Mai.
  • Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you, too!
CD- track #3
ALT- Lead the Chant the first time, slowly.
Students- Repeat 1st time after ALT, then with CD 2-3 more times.

Let’s Listen- 5 minutes
- track #4 (1-Konnichiwa. 2-Hello. 3-Anyohaseyo. 4-Ni Hao. 5-Bonjour. 6-Stasvechya. 7-Boa Tarde. 8-Jambo.)
Text- pages 4-5
Students- Listen to CD, point to pictures in text.
ALT/HRT- check students’ answers.

Activity- Get The Picture (GTP)- 12 minutes
Materials- cut GTP Greetings card for each student
  • W) Hello!
  • L1) Hello! (give one Hello card.)
  • L2) ???? Ni Hao!
  • W1) Ni Hao! (give one Ni Hao card.)
  • W2) ????. Bye!
  • (Hello, Konnichiwa, Ni Hao, Bon Jour, Zdrasvetya)
ALT & HRT: Demonstrate the activity, answer students questions about play.
Students- Pairs Janken, Winner greets using one greeting from his/her cards. 1-If Loser has same card, then Loser says same greeting & gives 1 card to Winner (and the pairs separate to make new pairs). 2-If Loser doesn’t have same card, Loser looks confused, then greets using a different greeting from his/her cards. If Winner has the same card, he/she greets with that greeting and gives 1 same card, or if Winner doesn’t have the same greeting card, says ‘Bye!’.
Note: Ask students to imagine meeting someone who doesn’t understand yourgreeting.  Then they try saying a different greeting that you can understand.

Wrap-Up - 3 minutes
(Present common mistakes to the whole class. Write the mistaken point on the blackboard, and ask if anybody can see the mistake.) Or-
HRT to Students, in Japanese:
-What did we talk about today?
-Were there some words you already knew?
-Did you learn any new words?
-What was fun or interesting?
-What was difficult?
-How can we make that easier next time?

Closing- 1 minute
- ‘Thank you! Good bye!’
Teachers- ‘You’re welcome! Good bye!’

Discussion/Activity- Greetings, Eye Contact & Personal Space
What are some ways that greetings in Japanese and in a foreign language are different? Look at page 6 in the Eigo Noto- Who is touching? Who is not? Who is looking into the other’s eyes? Who is not? Why are they different? Why don’t Japanese people touch or look at each other in a greeting? Is it about preserving ‘personal space’ in a very crowded country? How does it feel when someone stands very close to you? In different countries, the ‘safe’ distance can be 1 meter (Japan), or 10-20 cm! (Latin Cultures, East Africa).
Do you like it when someone touches you? How about friend? A stranger? Can you look for a long time into another person’s eyes?
Let’s try in pairs- the teacher will count to 20 (in English!). How did it feel? Was it something new for you?

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