Dual Language (English)

Welcome to the Japanese Dual Language Virtual Learning University page! We’re so glad you’re here! Below are some activities to challenge and keep you learning throughout the summer. If you are unable to complete the challenges below for any reason, feel free to adjust the activity to meet your learner's specific needs. Happy Learning!

Challenge 1:

Write a postcard or a letter to your target language teacher or a classmates about what you have been doing over the summer.

Challenge 2:

Take advantages of local cultural experiences such as the ones listed below. Try communicating in the target language and translate for your family.

Challenge 3:

Participate in an activity at the Japan Festival Chicago.

Challenge 4:

Eat at an authentic restaurant from your target language culture. Practice ordering using the target language.

Challenge 5:

Watch a TV show or YouTube video in the target language and find listen for words you know. Use the attached sheet to keep track of words you know and want to learn. Here are a few examples:

Challenge 6:

Visit the Schaumburg library and check out books in the target language. You may even want to count these books for as part of your summer reading log.

Challenge 7:

Make a target language playlist and sing along to your favorite music.

Challenge 8:

Watch a Japanese cooking show on YouTube.

Challenge 9:

Visit one of these sites and make a cultural craft with your family:

Challenge 10:

Sign up each of your family members for Duolingo to practice your target language. Whether beginner or advanced set a goal to practice from 5 to 15 minutes a day.