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Ebi
April 18th, 2015, 09:01
Hey, I wanted to share here a project I've been working on for ALTs in my area. I made two Japanese-language reference sheets that cover a lot of the specialized vocabulary you will encounter as an ALT if you are based at a JHS.

1) Essential Grammar Vocab for JHS: an at-a-glance grammar reference sheet with kanji, readings, definitions, examples, and (optionally) relevant page numbers from the New Horizon textbooks. I recommend printing this off and keeping it in the back of your JHS textbook(s). If you want to keep it neat, I recommend printing pages 1 and 2 double-sided on a single paper. (Page 3 has non-essential words, so you don't really need to include it.) During class, when your JTE is explaining grammar to your students, try to follow along using this sheet to translate unfamiliar words.

I have two versions. The "New Horizon" edition is only relevant if your school uses the New Horizon textbook series. If you do, download that version because it matches most of the grammar terms to the pages of the books where they are introduced.
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2) School Vocabulary Reference Sheet for JHS ALTs: a list of common terms and vocabulary used on school schedules, maps, blackboards, staff lists, itineraries, and other places around the staffroom. This is not an exhaustive list, but it should cover a lot of things you'll encounter throughout the year. This can also fit neatly on a single paper if you print double-sided. But I recommend keeping a digital copy since you can use the search function in MS Word to find words quickly.

Also, as always ESID. I know there are tons of variation between schools even in the same area, let alone across the country. Feel free to customize things as needed.
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Let me know if you spot any typos or have any other feedback.

Ebi
April 18th, 2015, 09:05
And if you'd rather not download anything, here are the word lists:

List of Grammar Terms in Japanese used in JHS

General Terms:


Japanese
Reading
Translation
Definition, Examples, & Notes


英語
eigo
English
英 means "England" or "English", 語 means language



文法
bunpō
grammar
the rules of language


言語
gengo
language
technical term so "kotoba" is often used instead


言葉
kotoba
word(s), language
a general term used for words or language


単語
tango
word, vocabulary
term used when referring to individual words


文or 文章
bun OR bunshō
sentence(s), text
both can mean a single sentence or whole text


文字
moji
letter
Aa


数字
sūji
number
123


大文字
ōmoji
upper-case, capital letter
ABC, usually learned in elementary school


小文字
komoji
lower-case
abc, might not be learned before JHS


母音
boin
vowel
a, i, u, e, o


子音
shi'in
consonant
b, c, d, f...


発音
hatsuon
pronunciation
Ref: http://mymeet-up.com/hatsuon/sheet.pdf (+する= verb)


意味
imi
meaning
can be a noun and a verb (+する= verb)



Parts of Speech:


Japanese
Reading
Translation
Definition, Examples, & Notes


主語
shu-go
subject
the topic of a sentence or clause: "Her song makes me happy."


述語
jutsu-go
predicate
the rest of a sentence or clause that is not the subject: "Her song makes me happy."


目的語
mokuteki-go
object
the object of a verb: "Her song makes me happy."


補語
ho-go
complement
extra information about either the subject or the object: "Her song makes me happy." I am a baseball player.


動詞
dō-shi
verb
an action: "Her song makes me happy." "I am a baseball player."


名詞
mei-shi
noun
a person, place, thing, or idea: cat, book, dream


代名詞
dai-meishi
pronoun
substitution for a noun or several nouns: I, you, they, everything


固有名詞
koyū-meishi
proper noun
a name of a person, place, or thing; starts with a capital letter


形容詞
keiyō-shi
adjective
noun describer: good, big, impossible


副詞
fuku-shi
adverb
verb describer: fast, often, early (frequently end in "ly")


前置詞
zenchi-shi
preposition
indicator of relation to time and space: before, in, at, on, by


接続詞
setsuzoku-shi
conjunction
word, phrase, and clause connector: and, but, because, when


助動詞
jodō-shi
auxiliary verb
verb helper: can, will, must, should (includes the verbs be, have, and do in some contexts)


関係代名詞
kankei-daimeishi
relative pronoun
connector of clauses and phrases to nouns: that, who, which


疑問詞
gimon-shi
interrogative word
question maker: who, what, where, when, why, how


冠詞
kan-shi
article
definiteness or indefiniteness indicator: the, a, an


間投詞 or
感嘆詞
kantō-shi OR
kantan-shi
interjection
expresser of emotion or sentiment: uh, wow, oh, How..!, What..!
感嘆文 [kantan-bun] = an exclamatory sentence



Verb Types:


Japanese
Reading
Translation
Definition, Examples, & Notes


be動詞
"be" dōshi
be-verb
any form of the verb "be": am, is, are, was, were, been, being


一般動詞
ippan-dōshi
general verb
any verb that isn't "be": swim, read, talk...


不定詞
futei-shi
infinitive
[to + base verb] unaffected by tense and used to take an object or complement other verbs: "I want to go home." "We use books to study English." "He has many things to learn."


動名詞
dōmei-shi
gerund
[base verb + ing] used like a noun: "I like sleeping." "Watching TV is interesting."


過去分詞
kakobun-shi
past participle
verb form used in passive language or past perfect sentences: written, been, sung


規則動詞
kisoku-dōshi
regular verb
a verb that uses "ed" for both past tense and past participle forms: like, play, walk


不規則動詞
fukisoku-dōshi
irregular verb
a verb that follows a different pattern for past tense and past participle forms: came, put, leave, write



Verb Tenses:


Japanese
Reading
Translation
Definition, Examples, & Notes


原形
gen-kei
original or base form
the basic form of verbs listed in dictionaries (be, go, see); also used when verbs are infinitives or paired with auxiliary verbs


現在形
genzai-kei
present tense
"I eat rice." 現在+進行形 [genzai-shinkō-kei] = present
progressive tense: "I am playing tennis."

現在+完了形 [genzai-kanryō-kei] = present
perfect tense: "I have read that book."


過去形
kako-kei
past tense
"I ate rice." 過去+進行形 [kako-shinkō-kei] = past
progressive tense: "I was sleeping then."


未来形
mirai-kei
future tense
"I will eat rice." "I am going to eat rice."


進行形
shinkō-kei
progressive form
[be-verb + general verb + "ing"] indicating an action is, was, or will be in progress: "I am cooking now." "I was cooking then." "I will be cooking when you arrive."


完了形
kanryō-kei
perfect tense
[have + past participle] indicates that an action has been completed prior to now or a point in the past or future; it can also be used in hypothetical situations: "I have seen it." "He had arrived by then." "I would have come if I had time."



Additional Word and Sentence Forms:


Japanese
Reading
Translation
Definition, Examples, & Notes


~形
~katachi
form, shape
often used with other words (e.g. 動詞の形 = verb form)


肯定文
kōtei-bun
affirmative sentence
a positive sentence


否定文
hitei-bun
negative sentence
a negative sentence; usually uses "not" to express negativity:
"I don't play baseball." "We can't meet then."


疑問文
gimon-bun
interrogative sentence
any sentence that asks a question: "How are you?" "Is this your cat?"


命令文
meirei-bun
imperative sentence
a sentence giving a command or request; usually there is no explicitly stated subject so the verb comes first: "Be afraid."


受け身or 受身形
ukemi OR ukemi-kei
passive voice
language that focuses on an object being acted upon, rather than the person or thing doing the action: "The ball was kicked."


単数形
tansū-kei
singular form
a single noun: dog, person, food


複数形
fukusū-kei
plural form
two or more nouns, often taking an "s": dogs, people, food(s)


短縮形
tanshuku-kei
abbreviation, contraction
shortened form of a word or group of words: don't, isn't, I'd


比較級
hikaku-kyū
comparative
a form of adjective or adverb used when making comparisons: "I'm older than you." "She is more beautiful than my wife."


最上級
saijō-kyū
superlative
a form of adjective or adverb used to show something is the greatest of a group of three or more things: "He's the tallest in our class." "That's the most difficult question."


一人称
ichinin-shō
first-person
speaking about oneself: "I like cats." "We play soccer."


二人称
ninin-shō
second-person
addressing a 2nd person or group: "You can do it." "You won."


三人称
sannin-shō
third-person
speaking about anyone or anything except oneself and a 2nd party: "She runs every day." "They went home."


三単現
san-tan-gen
third-person singular present
abbreviation of 三人称単数現在 which refers to the rule that 3rd person singular present-tense sentences must modify verbs


主格
shu-kaku
nominative case
when pronouns are subjects of a sentence: I, you, he, she, it, we, they


所有格
shoyū-kaku
possessive case
when pronouns function like adjectives showing possession: my, your, his, hers, its, our, their


目的格
mokuteki-kaku
objective case
when pronouns are the object of a sentence: me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them


所有代名詞
shoyū-daimeishi
possessive pronoun
pronouns that indicate ownership: mine, yours, his, hers, ours, yours, theirs


後置修飾
kōchi-shūshoku
describing nouns from behind
such as infinitives, relative pronouns, and passive voice: "I want something to drink." "She's a girl who plays soccer."



Punctuation and Formatting:


Japanese
Reading
Translation
Definition, Examples, & Notes


句読点
kutōten
punctuation
Marks to help understand and correctly read text.


ピリオド
piriodo
period [.]
Indicates a full-stop at the end of a sentence.


疑問符
gimonfu
question mark [?]
Indicates a question. Sometimes called はてなマーク ("hatena" mark).


感嘆符 or
ビックリマーク
kantanfu OR bikkuri-māku
exclamation mark [!]
Indicates emotion. Commonly called "bikkuri-māku" in Japanese which literally translates as "surprise mark".


コンマ
konma
comma [,]
Separates words and clauses and indicates small pauses.


アポストロフィー
aposutorofī
apostrophe [']
Indicates contractions (e.g. don't) and possession (e.g. Becky's).


省略記号
shōryaku-kigō
ellipsis [...]
Indicates some text has been omitted. Sometimes called テンテンテン (tententen) which translates as "dot-dot-dot".


括弧 or
丸括弧
kakko OR maru-gakko
brackets, parenthesis [()]
Used to set apart or interject text within a sentence. Brackets in general are called "kakko". Rounded brackets are called "maru-gakko".


引用符
inyōfu
quotation marks [""]
Indicates text is a quote or spoken dialogue. The Japanese version of quotation marks look like this:「quote」


コロン
koron
colon [:]
Used to explain or start a list.


セミコロン
semikoron
semicolon [;]
Connects two closely related independent clauses that aren't already connected by conjunctions.


ダッシュ
dasshu
dash [–]
Used to offset clauses. Also shows ranges and spans of time (1940–1950).


ハイフン
haifun
hyphen [-]
Used to connect words, prefixes, and suffixes.


スラッシュ
surasshu
slash [/]
Separates words or letters. Often used to indicate "or"(e.g. Yes/No).


下線
kasen
underline
Writing a line under words to show emphasis. Here's an example.



Other Language-related Words:


Japanese
Reading
Translation
Definition, Examples, & Notes


消える音
kieru-oto
sound loss, elision
the loss of sounds at the end of words: "g'nigh" instead of "good night"


つながる音
tsunagaru-oto
sound linking, fusion
the linking of sounds when spoken in succession: "stan dup" instead of "stand up"



変わる音
kawaru-oto
sound change, palatalization
changing sounds when t or d sounds come before a y: "did you" becomes "diju", "meet you" becomes "meechu"


変化
henka
change, conjugation
transformation of a verb, sound, etc. (+する= verb)


発音記号
hatsuon-kigō
phonetic alphabet
IPA, the symbols that show pronunciation


語順
gojun
word order
the arrangement of words in a sentence


語彙
goi
vocabulary, lexicon
stock of words personally known or used by a group of people


語句
goku
words, phrases
frequently used when introducing vocabulary


熟語
jukugo
idiom, idiomatic phrase
word or phrase with a figurative meaning rather than a literal one: "It's raining cats and dogs."


連語
rengo
compound word, phrase
word or phrase made by combining two or more meaningful parts: football, backtrack, vineyard


俗語
zokugo
colloquialism
slang, words used by people in a specific group or location



shi
poem
language that uses rhythm and imagery to express ideas


諺 
kotowaza
proverb, saying
famous phrase with a moral message: "Better late than never."


質問 or 問い
shitsumon OR toi
question
general words for questions; additionally 問題 [mondai] is a question/problem that needs to be solved (e.g. test questions)


答えor回答
kotae OR kaitō
answer
general words for answers, also 解答 [kaitō] means answer/solution; 解答用紙 [kaitō-yōshi] = test answer sheet


説明
setsumei
explanation
makes something clear and easy to understand (+する= verb)


対話
taiwa
dialogue
a verbal exchange between two people (+する= verb)


会話
kaiwa 
conversation
a verbal exchange between two or more people (+する= verb)


場面
bamen
scene, setting
the situation and context of a dialogue, テーマ = theme


文脈
bunmyaku
context
text or speech surrounding an expression affecting the meaning


表現
hyōgen
expression
language that conveys thoughts and feelings (+する= verb)


表す
arawasu
to express
also means "to show", "to represent", "to make known"


冗談
jōdan
joke
language that is intentionally humorous


歌詞
kashi
song lyrics
the words of a song


下品な言葉
gehin na kotoba
swear words,
dirty language
Japanese doesn't approach "curse words" the same as English, but I've found that "gehin na kotoba" fits as a rough translation


方言
hōgen
dialect
a regional variation of a language


~弁
~ben
~ dialect
usually the name is based on a specific location or region (大阪弁 = Ōsaka Dialect), but there are exceptions like ズーズー弁

gibbity
April 18th, 2015, 09:07
Thanks ebi! Much appreciated.

BifCarbet
April 18th, 2015, 09:15
That's good stuff. You should publish that on a blog or something.

Ebi
April 18th, 2015, 09:15
You're welcome! I spent enough time making these that I wanted to share them.

School Vocabulary Reference Sheet for JHS ALTs

Major School Year Events Vocab: (*names may vary, some events might not occur at your school)


着任式 [chakunin-shiki] = new staff welcome ceremony

英語暗唱弁論大会 [eigo-anshō-benron-taikai] = English recitation & speech contest



始業式 [shigyō-shiki] = opening ceremony of school year



入学式 [nyūgaku-shiki] = entrance ceremony
避難訓練 [hinan-kunren] = disaster drill


対面式 [taimen-shiki] = sempai/kōhai introduction ceremony
大掃除 [ōsōji] = major cleaning day


歓迎会 [kangei-kai] = welcome staff party
生徒総会 [seito-sōkai] = general meeting for all students


開校記念日 [kaikō-kinenbi] = anniversary of school opening
生徒会選挙 [seito-kai senkyo] = student council election


(#)学期終了式 [# gakki shūryō-shiki] = end of # term
~検査/検診 [~kensa/kenshin] = health examination, checkup


(#)学期始業式 [# gakki shigyō-shiki] = start of # term
健康診断 [kenkō-shindan] = health check (including staff)


忘年会 [bōnen-kai] = "forget your troubles" year-end staff party
PTA総会 [PTA sōkai] = PTA meeting


予餞式/送る会[yosen-shiki /okuru-kai] = sending off ceremony
授業参観 [jugyō-sankan] = lesson observation day (for parents)


卒業式/卒業証書授与式 [sotsugyō-shiki /sotsugyō-shōsho juyo-shiki] = graduation day
二者面談 [nisha-mendan] = one-on-one meetings with students and homeroom teachers


修了式 [shūgyō-shiki] = end of the year ceremony for non-graduates
三者面談 [sansha-mendan] = meetings between homeroom teachers and students accompanied by their parents


離任式 [ri'nin-shiki] = farewell ceremony for leaving staff
家庭訪問 [katei-hōmon] = visits to student homes


送別会 [sōbetsu-kai] = farewell staff party
中間考査 [chūkan-kōsa] = mid-term exams


修学旅行 [shūgaku-ryokō] = school trip
期末考査 [kimatsu-kōsa] = end of term exams


野外活動 [yagai-katsudō] = field trip
実力考査 [jitsuryoku-kōsa] = proficiency test


校外学習 [kōgai-gakushū] = educational trip
学力調査 [gakuryoku-chōsa] = student ability test


合宿 [gashuku] = training camp
委員会[i'in-kai] = committee meeting


合唱コンクール [gasshō konkūru] = chorus contest
職員会議 [shokuin-kaigi] = whole staff meeting


(school name)祭/文化祭 [~sai / bunka-sai] = school festival
学年部会[gakunenbu-kai]=split staff meeting (divided by grade)


激励会 [gekirei-kai] = pep rally
研究会 [kenkyū-kai] = seminar


~大会 [~taikai] = ~ tournament, contest
講座 [kōza] = lecture, academic workshop


県大会 [kentaikai] = prefectural sports tournament
振替休日 [furikae-kyūjitsu] = compensatory holiday


新人戦/大会 [shinjin-sen/taikai] = new players tournament
春休み [haru-yasumi] = spring break


駅伝大会 [ekiden-taikai] = long-distance relay race
夏休み [natsu-yasumi] = summer break


運動会 [undō-kai] = sports day
秋休み [aki-yasumi] = fall/autumn break


職場体験 [shokuba-taiken] = work experience
冬休み [fuyu-yasumi] = winter break



Weekly Schedule, Blackboard, & Staffroom Vocab: (*the arrangement of your weekly schedule and blackboard may vary)


予定表 [yotei-hyō] = (event) schedule, itinerary
黒板 [kokuban] = blackboard


時間 [jikan] = time, hour
出張 [shucchō] = business trip


時程 [jitei] = duration of classes (i.e. 50 min or 45min)
年休 [nenkyū] = paid vacation


月日 [gappi] = date / 曜日 [yōbi] = day of the week
病休 [byōkyū] = sick leave


授業 [jugyō] = class
特休 [tokkyū] = special leave


行事 [gyōji] = event
職員状態 [shokuin-jōtai] = status of staff members


部活 [bukatsu] = club activities
校外勤務 [kōgai-kinmu] = duties away from school


給食 [kyūshoku] = school lunch / 弁当 [bentō] = packed lunch
会議 [kaigi] = meeting (often long, scheduled in advance)


日直 / 当番 [nicchoku / tōban] = person "on duty"
(assigned person has extra responsibilities, rotates each day)
打ち合わせ or 打合せ [uchi-awase] = meeting (often brief,
usually discussing an event directly before or after it happens)



清掃/掃除[seisō /sōji] = cleaning
停止 [teishi] =cancelation (of something in progress)


連絡 [renraku] = message
中止 [chūshi] =cancelation (of something planned to start)


情報 [jōhō] = information
学級閉鎖 [gakkyū-heisa] = temporary cancelation of class(es)


備考 [bikō] = notes, remarks
学年閉鎖 [gakunen-heisa] = temp. cancelation of whole grade



Daily Schedule & School Subjects Vocab: (*school subjects are often abbreviated by using just the first kanji of the word)


時間割 [jikan-wari] = timetable, (class) schedule
書写/習字 [shosha/shūji] = calligraphy, penmanship


(#)時間目 [# jikanme] = period (e.g. 1st period, 2nd period)
特別支援 [tokubetsu-shien] = special needs education


英語 [eigo] = English
道徳 [dōtoku] = moral education


国語 [kokugo] = Japanese
総合 [sōgō] = integrated studies


数学 [sūgaku] = math
学活 [gakkatsu] = homeroom activities


理科 [rika] = science
学習 [gakushū] = study


社会 [shakai] = social studies
自習 [jishū] = self-study


保健体育 [hoken-tai'iku] = health & P.E. (abbreviated as 保体)

登校 [tōkō] = going to school/arrival



音楽 [ongaku] = music
朝の会 [asa-no-kai] = morning meeting


美術 [bijutsu] = art
昼休み [hiru-yasumi] = lunch break


技術 [gijutsu] = crafting, mechanical arts
帰りの会 [kaeri-no-kai] = farewell meeting


家庭科 [kateika] = home economics
下校 [gekō] = coming home from school, end of school day



School Map Vocab: (*names may vary, some rooms may not exist at your school)


校舎 [kōsha] = school building(s)
地図 [chizu] = map


校庭 [kōtei] = schoolyard
案内 [annai] = information/guide


教室 [kyō-shitsu] = classroom
校門/正門 [kōmon/seimon] = school gate


職員室 [shokuin-shitsu] = staffroom
玄関 [genkan] = entryway (especially for staff and guests)


体育館 [tai'iku-kan] = gymnasium
昇降口 [shōkō-guchi] = entryway (for students)


武道館/格技場[budō-kan/kakugi-jō] = dojo, martial arts gym
印刷室 [insatsu-shitsu] = printing room


図書室 [tosho-shitsu] = school library
会議室 [kaigi-shitsu] = meeting room


事務室 [jimu-shitsu] = school office (clerk's room)
相談室 [sōdan-shitsu] = (private) discussion room


校長室 [kōchō-shitsu] = principal's office
学習室 [gakushū-shitsu] = study room


保健室 [hoken-shitsu] = nurse's office
視聴覚室 [shichōkaku-shitsu] = audiovisual room


カウンセラー室 [kaunserā-shitsu] = counselor's office
多目的室 [tamokuteki-shitsu] = multipurpose room


生徒会室 [seitokai-shitsu] = student council office
準備室 [jumbi-shitsu] = preparation room


音楽室 [ongaku-shitsu] = music room
資料室 [shiryō-shitsu] = reference room (full of materials)


放送室 [hōsō-shitsu] = broadcast room
備品室 [bihin-shitsu] = equipment room


美術室 [bijutsu-shitsu] = art room
配膳室 [haizen-shitsu] = storage room


コンピュータ/PC室 [compyūta/PC-shitsu] = computer room
和室 [wa-shitsu] = Japanese-style room (with tatami, etc.)


理科室 [rika-shitsu] = science room, lab
廊下 [rōka] = hallway


家庭科室 [kateika-shitsu] = home economics room
階段 [kaidan] = staircase


調理室 [chōri-shitsu] = kitchen
駐車場 [chūsha-jō] = parking lot


被服室 [hifuku-shitsu] = sewing, handicraft room
洗面所 [senmen-jo] = washroom (sink area)


木工室/金工/工芸室 [mokkō-shitsu/ kinkō-shitsu/kōgei-shitsu]
= woodworking room/metalworking room/industrial arts room

WC = water closet (toilet)
女[onna] = women's / 男[otoko]= men's


特別活動室 [tokubetsu-katsudō-shitsu] =
extracurricular activities room

給湯室 /湯沸室 [kyūtō-shitsu/yuwakashi-shitsu] =
staff kitchenette


部室 [bu-shitsu] = club activity room
更衣室 [kōi-shitsu] = changing room, locker room


少人数教室 [shōninzū-kyōshitsu] = small room for split classes
食堂 [shoku-dō] = cafeteria



Staff Titles & Duties Vocab: (*names may vary, some positions may not exist at your school)


~先生 [~sensei] = respectful title for teachers, doctors, etc.
事務長/主事 [jimu-chō/shuji] = school clerk


職員 [shokuin] = staff member / 教員 [kyōin] = teaching staff
学校用務員 [gakkō-yōmuin] = janitor, custodian, groundskeeper


校長 [kōchō] = principal
技師[gishi] = "technician" (i.e. janitor, custodian, groundskeeper)


教頭 [kyōtō] = vice principal
司書教諭 [shisho-kyōyu] = library supervisor


教師 [kyōshi] = teacher
図書事務員 [tosho-jimuin] = school librarian


教諭 [kyōyu] = (licensed) teacher
スクールカウンセラー [sukūrukaunserā] = school counselor


講師 [kōshi] = lecturer (1 year contract, not yet passed exam)
栄養教諭 [eiyō-kyōyu] = nutritionist


実習生 [jisshūsei] = trainee teacher, university student teacher
給食パート [kyūshoku-pāto] = lunch server


主任 [shunin] = senior staff, person in charge of X
学年主任[gakunen-shunin] = head teacher of (1st/2nd/3rd) grade


副主任 [fuku-shunin] = assistant person in charge of X
教科主任 [kyōka-shunin] = head teacher of (school subject)


担任 [tannin] = home room teacher
教務主任 [kyōmu-shunin] = head of school affairs


副担任 [fuku-tannin] = assistant homeroom teacher
研究主任 [kenkyū-shunin] = seminar coordinator


担当 [tantō] = person responsible for X (maybe not "in charge")
管理主任 [kanri-shunin] = building & equipment administrator


生徒指導主事 [seito-shidō-shuji] = student affairs overseer
給食主任 [kyūshoku-shunin] = school lunch manager


進路指導主事 [shinro-shidō-shuji] = guidance counselor
防災主任 [bōsai-shunin] = disaster prevention planner


保健主事 [hoken-shuji] = health advisor
外国語指導助手 [gaikokugo-shidō-joshu] = ALT


養護教諭 [yōgo-kyōyu] = school nurse
常勤 [jōkin] = full-time / 非常勤 [hijōkin] = part-time



Club Activities: (*names may vary, some clubs may not exist at your school, words with parenthesis are often abbreviated)


クラブ活動 [kurabu-katsudō] = club activities
水泳 [suiei] = swimming


男子 [danshi] = boys / 女子 [joshi] = girls
剣道 [kendō] = kendo (sword fighting)


野球 [yakyū] = baseball
柔道 [jūdō] = judo


サッカー [sakkā] = soccer
体操 [taisō] = gymnastics


(ソフト)テニス [(sofuto-)tenisu] = (soft) tennis
吹奏楽 [suisōgaku] = brass band


バレー(ボール) [bare(-bōru)] = volleyball
美術 [bijutsu] = art


バスケ(ットボール) [basuke(tto-bōru)] = basketball
パソコン [pasokon] = computer


ソフトボール [sofuto-bōru] = softball
駅伝 [ekiden] = long-distance relay race


バド(ミントン) [bado(minton)] = badminton
太鼓隊 [taiko-tai] = taiko drum corps


卓球 [takkyū] = table tennis
ソーラン隊 [sōran-tai] = sōran bushi dance corps


支援卓球 [shien-takkyū] = special needs table tennis
茶道 [sadō] = tea ceremony


陸上 [rikujō] = track and field
ボランティア協力隊 [borantia-kyōryoku-tai] = volunteer corps

Ebi
April 18th, 2015, 09:17
That's good stuff. You should publish that on a blog or something.
Eh, I'm not the blogging sort. But they are materials that eventually will go on a website. I'm working with other ALTs in my area to improve our local JET website. We already have a ton of info on it, but the education materials section is still pretty weak so that's what's currently in development.

BifCarbet
April 18th, 2015, 09:25
Eh, I'm not the blogging sort. But they are materials that eventually will go on a website. I'm working with other ALTs in my area to improve our local JET website. We already have a ton of info on it, but the education materials section is still pretty weak so that's what's currently in development.

Great! This'll be very useful, so people will surely link to it.

webstaa
April 18th, 2015, 11:01
This is great. Needs a sticky.

Jiggit
April 18th, 2015, 11:36
Agreed, thanks for the great contribution!

Ananasboat
April 18th, 2015, 11:45
Hey Ebi, I'm a huge fan of Memrise decks, and I started formatting a spreadsheet of the vocab to make one out of these words.

But then I realized that you probably have a spreadsheet of these words already.

If you want to make a Memrise deck you really should. Though I can make one for you if you don't know how.

Ebi
April 18th, 2015, 12:11
@Jiggit: Nice! Glad to be of help.

@Ananas: I really appreciate the offer, but I actually know most of these words, save for a few of the obscure room names and grammar terms. But I'm sure someone else here would probably find it very useful if you want to share. That said, I'd advice against putting everything in there since I don't think words like "給湯室" or "引用符" are things you need to memorize, especially if you're a beginner.

But you've reminded me that I really should get back into practicing vocab with Memrise again.

Ananasboat
April 18th, 2015, 12:18
@Jiggit: Nice! Glad to be of help.

@Ananas: I really appreciate the offer, but I actually know most of these words, save for a few of the obscure room names and grammar terms. But I'm someone else here would probably find it very useful if you want to share. That said, I'd advice against putting everything in there since I don't think words like "給湯室" or "引用符" are things you need to memorize, especially if you're a beginner.

But you've reminded me that I really should get back into practicing vocab with Memrise again.

Oh! I guess I was actually asking permission if I could make a memrise deck out of these words and share it with people.

I'll have to consider the difficulty level of some of the words though. It'll have to be leveled.

BifCarbet
April 18th, 2015, 12:23
"引用符"


lol

Ebi
April 18th, 2015, 12:52
Oh! I guess I was actually asking permission if I could make a memrise deck out of these words and share it with people.

I'll have to consider the difficulty level of some of the words though. It'll have to be leveled.
Ah! Well sure, go right ahead. I just assumed you already started. Sharing is fine with me. :)


lol
I should have typed "「引用符」" to add another layer of quote-ception.

Frap
April 18th, 2015, 18:47
I'll definitely print this out for my studies. Thanks, Ebi!

toumasu
April 20th, 2015, 10:17
this is amazing. thanks for this

weepinbell
April 20th, 2015, 11:18
Definitely printing these out. Thank you!

Akhety
April 20th, 2015, 13:41
If you make them into a memrise deck, let me know! I would be interested.

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Ananasboat
April 20th, 2015, 15:41
If you make them into a memrise deck, let me know! I would be interested.

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Will be working on it. Also will be heavily editing for the most useful "first year" terms.

x_stei
April 20th, 2015, 22:58
This is awesome! Thank you!

naginataonthebrain
April 20th, 2015, 23:19
This is super duper helpful! Definitely printing these bad boys out for future reference. Thanks a lot Ebi!

quis
April 24th, 2015, 17:54
Really great resource! It also confirms that my Japanese level is horrendous and that I need to study.

Ebi
April 25th, 2015, 07:29
You're welcome! I'm glad these are useful. :)


Really great resource! It also confirms that my Japanese level is horrendous and that I need to study.
Don't be too hard on yourself. Keep in mind that this vocabulary is very specialized so you will probably never need to be able to say or use a good percentage of these words. But I included them for reference because you may encounter them on the written material in your school.