Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

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Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by TheEnglishKnitter » Thu 12.22.2011 4:47 pm

Hi,

I have completed my first term of night school, weekly Japanese classes and loved it.
As part of my revision of everything I have learnt that I consider key for my learning I created a mind map.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/18014979@N00/6555744631/
You can see it at this link, or it has appeared on the page (I am not good with technology!).
I have used mind maps before when working with school aged kids to help them with their classwork, in my job before I became a Mum. I think they are an excellent tool and continue to use them myself to support my learning as an adult.
I hope you find this interesting and potentially useful.

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Re: Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by Ongakuka » Thu 12.22.2011 5:27 pm

That's very impressive :D

I've been thinking recently about how writing down vocab in a notebook, whilst being a good means of reference, fails to help me remember words or kanji that I don't often use. Your post has inspired me to try making a few of my own mind maps ^^
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ

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Re: Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by TheEnglishKnitter » Fri 12.23.2011 6:50 am

I have adapted the mind map technique to suit my own kanji learning.
Here are the links to the 'mind maps' I created to help me learn kanji and how I have changed my note taking style to help me get more out of class these days.
Days of the week
http://www.flickr.com/photos/18014979@N00/6558546635/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18014979@N00/6558561121/
Large Numbers

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18014979@N00/6558581531/
1-10

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18014979@N00/6558593639/
note taking

I often think it is easier to see an example than to explain so I thought it would be helpful to share, eah picture has a mini description in flickr. :wave:
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Re: Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by Ongakuka » Fri 12.23.2011 10:58 am

Haha I love the 土

These are so creative :dance:
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ

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Re: Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by TheEnglishKnitter » Fri 12.23.2011 2:56 pm

Well doyobi had to reach into space, in Japanese it is 'ground' but in the english days of the week it is from the roman god saturn - Saturday, otherwise it would be a lost and unconnected symbol!
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Re: Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by NileCat » Fri 12.23.2011 3:42 pm

TheEnglishKnitter wrote:Well doyobi had to reach into space, in Japanese it is 'ground' but in the english days of the week it is from the roman god saturn - Saturday, otherwise it would be a lost and unconnected symbol!
月ようび 月=Moon
火ようび 火星=Mars
水ようび 水星=Mercury
木ようび 木星=Jupiter
金ようび 金星=Venus
土ようび 土星=Saturn
日ようび 日=太陽=Sun

Saturn=God of agriculture →土
Just for your information :)

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Re: Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by Hektor6766 » Fri 12.23.2011 8:00 pm

月ようび 月=Moon
火ようび 火星=Mars
水ようび 水星=Mercury
木ようび 木星=Jupiter
金ようび 金星=Venus
土ようび 土星=Saturn
日ようび 日=太陽=Sun
China's Seven Luminaries.

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Re: Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by phreadom » Sat 12.24.2011 11:52 am

猿も木から落ちる

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Re: Use a Mind Map to learn Japanese

Post by baskerville » Thu 04.25.2013 2:20 am

Awesome! When I was still teaching, I used pictographs when I teach the kanji for the days of the week. I noticed we used the same drawings :D But I have mine on separate boards instead of in one big sheet. Maybe I should put mine the way you did yours so my students can see all the days at once instead of me flipping over to the next sheet.

Great work and thanks for sharing!
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