TIME: 3 weeks
By the end of this unit, you will be able to:
- approach a stranger to ask for help, in a culturally appropriate manner.
- explain where you want to go and why.
- find out if there is such a place in the area.
- give someone else directions to places they want to go.
- use “landmarks” to help follow the directions
- identify starting point and get going in the proper direction.
- explain where to turn or go straight.
- explain precisely where the desired place is located, relative to other things in the area.
- talk about what one does at various places—eat sushi at a sushi bar, drink coffee and eat a light meal at a coffee shop, get a hair cut at a barber, and so on.
By the end of this unit, you will have learned:
- about how and why Japanese people are so much more likely to depend on a map rather than on an address to locate places.
- verbs such as “turn” (left/right), go through.
- location words such as: right hand side, this side of, the far side of, to the left/right, behind, in front of, between, et cetera.
- some new, high–frequency action verbs to describe what people at places around town.