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Kanji & Kana
Over 400 kanji, grouped in a set of 50 and by textbooks.  For each kanji, the site offers a brushstroke image, a brief video clip demonstrating stroke order, sample sentences for On and Kun readings with accompanying audio clips, print variations and the English translation of the kanji.
Besides Kanji practice, this site introduces stroke orders for Hiragana & Katakana.
Kanji practice, group by Japanese Language Proficiency Test levels (1-4).  Plus, the site introduces Hiragana & Katakana.

Proficiency Tests, AP exam, Textbooks and language learning materials
Simple Japanese language test, provided by the Japan Foundation.
a self-study site for JLPT.  good resources to make class activities and lesson plans
Another self-study site for JLPT.  Good resources for reading materials and making class activities and plans
Making an online index card is so easy!  Help your students to learn new vocabulary & kanji.  This site creates automatic exercises & tests.
YackPack can quickly improve educational communication. Motivate students, give quality feedback with ease and communicate clearly with students, parents and administrators.
content and information about the AP courses, including the Course Descriptions, exam questions, exam tips, and syllabi.
Fairfax County Public Schools: Performance Assessment for Language Students.  Good samples of analytic & holistic rubrics in speaking and writing skills
It's the official web site for Yookoso from the McGraw-Hill, including online learning pages.
Supplementary materials created by Roberta Young
Online materials for Genki textbooks (1 & 2)
Supplemental materials for Genki textbooks.  This website was co-developed by Andrea Shea and Professor Masuyama at Sacramento State.
Materials for 「みんなの日本語」textbook, but  handouts are useful.

Curriculum & Ideas for lesson plans
This site is a companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program about Edo period in Japan.  A DVD of the program is also available.
Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning.  This unit focuses on "Bakumatsu" to "Early Meiji" period in Japan.  A good resource site including scholarly essay and images.
If you are making a lesson plan about home stay in Japan, check this site.  It introduces informative tips to include in your lessons.
This site is presented by Shunko Muroya Japanese Advisor, Alberta Education, Canada.  It is a good resource site with sample lesson plans & activities
This site includes images, videos, many lesson plans / activities related to high school life in Japan.
The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon is proud to make available to second language teachers an exciting collection of content-based curricular materials in French, Spanish and Japanese.
a description of the basic principles and procedures of the most recognized methods for teaching a second or foreign language.
A comprehensive site for teaching materials and ideas for lesson plans
These classroom materials were developed at a Language, Culture, and Technology Institute, organized and conducted by the Alliance of Associations of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) in Summer 2004.
This project was originally created at the 2006 Japan Foundation Summer Insitute in Urawa Japan, as a cumulative project encompassing Japanese language lessons, cultural units and technology such as Power-Point and digital video-editing. The authors of the first power-point-based edition, and complete elementary unit were Lori-Ann Abe, John Johnson, and Andrew Scott.


Grammar Guide
Japanese Grammar introduction in English
Japanese Grammar introduction in English
a Q&A site for Japanese grammar in Japanese

Other teaching materials
Folk tales site, with lesson plans & handouts.  provided by Japan Foundation, Sydney
More than 100 folk tales from Japan in English and Japanese.  Plus, this site includes some famous Japanese songs.
More than 100 folk tales available with sound files
Scroll down the main page.  There are many materials to teach hiragana, katakana, adjectives, verb forms, and more.
A collection of easy recipes in Japanese
It's so easy to make a greeting card in Japanese!
It has articles that advanced / AP students may enjoy reading.
It's a good site for critical thinking & reading comprehension exercises on cultural topics on cultural topics 
It's a good site for critical thinking & reading comprehension exercises
Learn Basic Japanese phrases used at school
Online collections of Japanese literatures
Good online reading materials about foreign students' college life in Japan.

Let us know about your favorite web sites! 
Please email us at cajltmembers@gmail.com.  We need web addresses and your brief comments.  (Eng/Jpn ok)

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