Tutorials

Welcome! To Blue House OkinawaLanguage ExchangeOnline Community 🙂 Can't wait to practice japanese with you and see you having many japanese friends! Tutorials We made this page to show you how you can make the most of your language exchange. Please start off with 1. Let’s Get Started! and go through all the tutorials to […]

12. Help Your Japanese Friends.

Your Help Means a Lot

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In our community, we exchange language practice, we share and support each other.

Your little kindness help your Japanese friends.

Please answer and help Japanese friends learning English if they have English question post.

If other members ask for your study tools or materials recommendation, the share your opinion. Share your experience.


Share your goals and dreams.
It will encourage other members and keep them motivated.

We, as the management team loves to see members support each other and encourage each other 🙂

Timeline

1. Click on "Menu".

Search "Blue House Okinawa" and open it on web.

2. Click on "Living Room".

3. Click on Timeline.

4. Click on Menu.

5. Click on ALL MEMBERS to see other members' post.

6. Browse other members' post and please help them learn or give them advice if you can.

That would be great if you can help them in both Japanese and English but help only in English is very helpful too!

Notifications

You can check notifications on Timeline and My Page.
Keep checking up on them and reply them if you can.

Thank you for all your help and kindness.

Oh please let us know if you have any suggestions, requests or questions! We’re working on our community to make it better everyday. We’d love to hear from you 🙂

11. Now! Let’s do the Zoom Language Exchange!

Let's do the

Zoom
Language Exchange!

Now let's make the most of the Zoom Language Exchange!

Quizlet

Get your Quizlet study set ready to share screen

Zoom

Start a Zoom meeting!

Start a Zoom Language Exchange

Go ahead and start off with introducing yourself and ask your Japanese friends to introduce theirselves if you guys are meeting for the first time.

Then, explain what practice you'd like to do and ask them what practice would they like.

You can refer to your post that you posted to find your Zoom Language Exchange buddies.

Start sharing your scree, Quizlet study set and enjoy the session!

Close the Session

After the practice, tell you Japanese friends "thank you".

And if you'd like to have another session with them, ask them if they can have it with you again.

If they're willing to join your session again then go ahead and set up a schedule too.

Posting to find your Zoom Language Exchange buddies,
waiting for the comments, scheduling the session,
creating the group message and communicating with them until the session
are a lot of work!

You can save up so much time if you can schedule another session in the session while you're running it.

We recommend to keep looking for new Zoom Language Exchange buddies, and at the same time, schedule the session repeatedly with same buddies that way you can practice your Japanese as much as you'd like.

We never know who can be your lifetime study buddy until you get to know them deeply and truly 🙂

Share

Please share your experience in Zoom Language Exchange group after your Zoom Language Exchange.

What practice did you guy do?
What worked? And what not?

What tools did you guys use?
What tools do you recommend?

Your advice will help a lot of other members 🙂

10. Prepare for a Zoom Language Exchange

Did you find your buddies?

Prepare for
the Zoom Language Exchange

So you find your Zoom Language Exchange buddies!
Congratulations!

Are you excited?
Or are you little nervous?

Let's prepare for your Zoom Language Exchange to make the most of it.

Our Recommendation

We recommend to use Zoom and Quizlet both for the Language Exchange but you can use any other tools if you'd like.

Just keep it mind that we only have tutorials for Zoom and Quizlet in Japanese for Japanese members.

They might know how to use Zoom and Quizlet but might not know about any other tools.

There is a possibility that you need to explain how to use the tools that you'd like to use before the session or during the session.

Our recommendations is to have flashcards/textbook pdf/vides/audios on your screen to share with your Japanese friends.

That way you and your Japanese friends don't have to have the awkward moments like:

"I don't know what to talk about..."
"I'm out of topics..."

Or after the session:
"It was a good session! But I don't remember what I learned from the session.."
"I talked a lot but I didn't learn anything new..."

So prepare your Japanese study materials, questions that you can share on your screen and don't forget to study it beforehand.

Your preparation will make your Zoom Language Exchange session smooth for you and your Japanese friends 🙂

Set Up Zoom

Let’s set up your Zoom account if you don’t have one.

To create your account, please visit their website here.

Set Up Quizlet

Next, let’s set up your Quizlet account.

To create your Quizlet account, please visit their website.

Choose Quizlet Study Set

1. Click on the search icon.

2. Search for bluehouseokinawa(no space, one word)

3. Click on bluehouseokinawa in blue.

4. Click on the arrow next to the created.

5. Choose Classes

6. We have beginners to intermediate level of Japanese study sets for you.

Go ahead and browse classes and study sets and find ones that fit your Japanese level.

Or if you have one on your own, you can use that too.

To learn how to use Quizlet study set, please visit their website here.

Test Run

Now Zoom is set and your Quizlet study set is ready, let's run them as a test.

Go ahead and start Zoom meeting on your own and share Quizlet study set.

Check the flashcards work, you can hear the flashcards sound etc..

Or if you'd like to share any other Japanese study materials or questions on your screen, go ahead and share them as a test.

Send Zoom Invitation

Please the Zoom invitation to your Japanese friends via comment or direct message at least a day before.

As you're excited to meet them over Zoom tomorrow, they're also excited!

But people forget things in this super busy days so send them the Zoom invitation to remind them that you guys have the Zoom Language Exchange tomorrow 🙂

9. Let’s Find Zoom Language Exchange Buddies

Let's Find

Zoom Language
Exchange Buddies

We call a member to member session where members exchange speaking practice over Zoom, "Zoom Language Exchange."

You can have the Zoom Language Exchange as many as you'd like as long as your Japanese friends are available.

Here, we'll go through how to find your Zoom Language Exchange buddies.

Goals of Zoom Language Exchange

*To see if you remember what you've learned.

*To see if your Japanese friends understand your Japanese.

*To listen to native Japanese speakers Japanese pronunciation.

*To learn how native Japanese speakers use Japanese.

*To understand what your Japanese friends think, how they look at things, and how they express their feeling.

*To understand Japanese culture deeply.

Post

1. Click on "Menu".

Search "Blue House Okinawa" and open it on web.

2. Click on "Living Room".

3. Click on Find Study Buddies.

4. In the group, we'll post to find your Zoom Language Exchange buddies.

5. Read Description to understand how to find your Zoom Language Exchange buddies better.

You can even copy and paste the description and post too!

6. Write about all the information the description mentions, and make it easy for Japanese people to check their schedule, understand your needs, and join your Zoom Language Exchange session.

Check Your Post

1. Come back to your post and check if anyone comments on your post.
To check your post, you can go to Find Study Buddies.

2. Check your post and see if anyone commented on your post.
If you do have any comments then you can reply to the person on the post or you can start a chat/direct message.

Check Other Members Post too!

See other members' post and join their Zoom Language Exchange if you can.
Your little help means a lot to your Japanese friends 🙂