When introducing or teaching new knowledge and ideas, give students a foundation upon which to build.
Always having the Japanese translation of anything written in English is one way of doing this. Other ways to do this are:
- using similar usage (using ‘will’ is very similar in usage to the use of ‘can’) or similar sounds (book -> cook);
- words they already know (especially English words commonly used in Japanese); and
- something they can or have experienced (‘How many pens do you have?’ or, eating in a restaurant).
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